Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ABC Wednesday - G is for some Great artists

Once again it is time to join in the fun at ABC Wednesday. This weeek G is our focus and continuing with the artist theme, G is for some great artists!

Thomas Gainsborough - the 18th century English painter.

I still remember doing a paint-by-number of "The Blue Boy" when I was a teenager. It took forever but I did enjoy doing it.

Paul Gauguin - He was"was a leading Post-Impressionist artist, painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramist and writer. His bold experimentation with colouring led directly to the Synthetist style of modern art while his expression of the inherent meaning of the subjects in his paintings, under the influence of the cloisonnist style, paved the way to Primitivism " (from Wikipedia)

Vincent Van Gogh - one of my favourite artists; probably one of the most famous and most reproduced. Who doesn't know his sunflowers or starry night sky? Visit his online gallery.

Francesco Goya - "was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and as the first of the moderns. " (Wikipedia)

El Greco - was a painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. (Wikipedia)

Be sure to check out the other great participants here.


Sylvia K said...

You just about tagged all my favorite great artists! Terrific post for the G Day, Bev! Love your pictures and the information you've included! Wonderful! Enjoy the rest of your week!


Tumblewords: said...

I'm really enjoying your artists' series. Good idea!

ChrisJ said...

I would enjoy taking a history of art course, but I have too many other things on my plate, so I snatch up information from blogs like yours and try not to lose it in the information overload in my mind. Good blog.

Roger Owen Green said...

our pastors are big van Gogh fans, visited where he worked even.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gigi Ann said...

Always something fun to learn each Wednesday as I visit your ABC Wednesday post.

Misfit in Paradise said...

A great series of artists. When I first moved to Kentucky, the dollar stores carried reproductions of many of those paintings. I bought a Van Gogh for $10! Can't beat that! Thanks for joining us for ABC Wednesday.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Great artists and a great choice for G. A