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Much like the Mona Lisa, the subject of Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring has been highly contested—but for the most likely candidate, Vermeer didn’t have to look far. The model for his painting is thought to be his daughter Maria.

Andy Warhol’s 1962 Pop Art depiction of a Campbell’s Soup can actually comes in a set of 32 silk screened canvases, each representing the 32 separate soup varieties that the company sold at the time.

Johannes Vermeer used a forerunner of the camera during the 16th century, known as the Camera Obscura. While camera work is frowned upon by many fine artists today, Vermeer used images from that camera to project the scene he was to paint onto his canvas.

Paul Cezanne died a lonely death on October 22, 1906 after contracting pneumonia. He was surrounded by crates of unsold paintings and unpaid bills.

Art Quotes





"A great artist shows only the details you'll remember."
--Unknown


"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
--Paul Cezanne


"What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough."
--Eugene Delacroix


"Every good painter paints what he is."
--Jackson Pollock


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Journal Entry: Thu Jun 9, 2011, 1:58 PM
The artworks in the thumbnails below is a curated sample of some recent gallery additions.  It is not a comprehensive list of everything in the gallery.  My gallery contains an evolution of work from the time I first started doing digital art until the present.  Not all of it is good—and all of it is far from perfect.  

Bu that's okay because I like imperfection.  In art, perfection is treachery. Humanity is imperfect, so as an audience we do not feel a natural connection to things we do not perceive to be like us. In any visual medium, we want to see unevenness, asymmetry and randomness and even mistakes because there's uniqueness and beauty in imperfection.   The Treachery of Images (La trahison des images) is a painting by Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte. The picture shows a pipe. Below it, Magritte painted, "Ceci n'est pas une pipe", French for "This is not a pipe." The painting is not a pipe, but rather an image of a pipe, which was Magritte's point.

So beware of the treachery of images. 

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Rainstar-of-LakeClan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats! ;)
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hlubimanci Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
IMing: Cry 
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Kittykat-Rainbow Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
congrats!
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AiKitsuneko Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know its kinda late, but congrats! 
you deserved it! (well, that pretty obvious)
but anyways, your A-W-E-S-O-M-E !
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Aerrae Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Congrats on the win! Really awesome artwork! :D
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