Monday, July 26, 2010

ABC Wednesday - B is for an assortment of Artists

This week ABC Wednesday's letter of the week is B.
Continuing with my focus on art, B is for an assortment of artists, with different styles and from very different backgrounds.

William Blake (1757-1827) Blake "was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age."

Hieronymus Bosch (c.1450-1516)
Bosch "was an Early Netherlandish painter. His work is known for its use of fantastic imagery to illustrate moral and religious concepts and narratives."

Botticelli (
Botticelli "was an Italian painter of the Florentine school during the Early Renaissance."


Pieter Bruegel (c.1525-69)

B is also for:
brushes and brushstroke, which for an artist is essential.
The brushstrokes of a painting are very distinct and can clearly identify many artists. Think Vincent Van Gogh or the Impressionists.

Edgar Degas made this statement: "In a single brushstroke we can say more than a writer in a whole volume."

Balance - one of the principles of design; how the elements are arranged

Background -that part of a picture or painting that appears the farthest away

B is also for Blots and block printing. Visit a previous post where I had fun with these 2 art forms.

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The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love Botticelli!

Gigi Ann said...

I guess I need to go google these B artists and learn more about them.

Maia T said...

Beautiful post and assortment of all these giants.
Have a creative week!

MaR said...

Van Gogh's brush was magnificent! Love Boticello too. Brilliant collection!
B is for blooms

A. Robin said...

There's something I love that painting by Botticelli, sadly I do not know enough about it. Thanks for your insight into the artistic world.

photowannabe said...

Very interesting assortment of artists and styles. This really is an original post.

Sylvia K said...

What a great post for the B day! Love the different artists! I'm particularly fond of Botticelli and Starry Night by Van Gogh is one of my favorite paintings! Terrific and original post, Bev! Enjoy the rest of your week!


Jay said...

A very interesting post - and I like that you had an art theme for all your 'B's!

Julie said...

Such a collection of 'B's which give me ideas of where to go for my future postings on other letters.

Unknown said...

I love your posting for B -- very creative and artistic! Thank you for including William Blake who is both a wonderful poet and painter.
And maybe we should include Henri Cartier-Bresson in this list?!

ABC team

Tumblewords: said...

A wonderful tribute to these fine artists and the descriptive B words. I'm liking your theme!

Roger Owen Green said...

the post is an artistic triumph


jabblog said...

Lovely informative post with lots of teasers to make the reader go away and find out more.

Carol said...

A wonderful collection of artists in these Bs! Interesting and varied.

Kim, USA said...

I've learned a lot today thanks for sharing!

ABC Wednesdsay~B

Anonymous said...

Love the theme you've chosen. I'm sure it will take me back to art history class and make me pull from the recesses of my brain!

Beverley Baird said...

Thank you all so much for stopping by and commenting! I love reading your comments!
have a wonderful week!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

A great set of B's. Love the artistic link. A

Cheryl said...

Loved this ~ so much to learn about art and you're becoming my new stop for great insights.