Tag Archives: oil painting

Autumn near Murnau

21 May

Autumn near Murnau

Artisoo oil painting: Autumn near Murnau
Painted by: Wassily Kandinsky


Dominant Curve

21 May

Dominant Curve

Paitning: Dominant Curve
painted by: Wassily Kandinsky

Impressive Chinese Oil Father Which Named Father

3 Jul

An oil painting produced by the painter Luo Zhongli exhibited in China Youth Exhibition held in Beijing in May 1980 caused a great stir. At the exhibition, some people even broke into tears when standing in front of this picture. People were very easily impressed by a touching story or a wonderful piece of music melody. However, it was quite rare that people were extremely moved with tears by an oil painting. In fact, what people impressed was not the picture itself, but the deep emotional feelings conveyed by the picture.

Luo Zhongli graduated from the high school affiliated to Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1968. With the impact of society, he came to Daba Mountain sand had lived there for a whole decade. Such experience made this child who has grown up in the city have a deep sensitive understanding for rural areas and farmers. Several years later, he created the oil painting “Father”, which was made on the farmers in Daba Mountains.

Father expressed a kind of beauty filled with sadness. In this picture, we could see the farmer’s bronzed face with wrinkles overspreading and dry lips slightly opening, rough, and work soiled hands holding a broken teacup, and a pair of tough and helpless eyes looking at you in the sun, on the background of a scene of bumper harvest. Father demonstrated all the elements that could impress people; therefore you could know why this painting was named as the “Father” from any point of view.

Chinese Painting

Chinese Painting

Dada The Starting Point for Performance Art

2 Jul

Dadaism or Dada is a product of the turbulent and cynical post-World War I period. It is an anti-art movement that celebrates the irrational, the absurd, the nihilistic and the nonsensical. It is also opposed to the cruelty of the wars. Dadaists rejected traditional aesthetic standards and submitted that all concepts of beauty should be abandoned and a whole new art form should be created. The Dadaistic paintings are consisting of abstract, wired or even dull symbols.

Dadaism probably began in the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich in 1916 and then prevailed in western society. Dadaistic works often illustrate absurdity through painting of purposeless machines and collages of discarded materials, expressing their cynicism about conventional ideas of form and their rejection of traditional concepts of beauty.

The reproduction of the Mona Lisa adorned with a mustache is a famous example. It is a famous work by Marcel Duchamp. He is a major figure in Dadaism who refused to follow a conventional artistic path. Duchamp penciled a moustache and a goatee over Mona Lisa’s upper lip and chin, and re-titled the artwork. The title “L.H.O.O.Q” roughly translates as “she has a hot ass.” Duchamp begins with the representation of an iconic masterpiece that he takes down from its basis by playfully debunking it. In endowing the Mona Lisa with masculine attributes, he alludes to Leonardo’s homosexuality. By challenging the very notion of what is art, his works sent shock waves across the art world that can still be felt today.


Oil painting reproduction: Vincent Van Gogh Church at Auvers – Artisoo.com

20 Jun

Living Room Oil Paintings

Most often in a home, the living room is the most used room of all. For this reason a living room should feel comfortable and inviting. Abstract art, landscape and seascape oil paintings are good choice. An abstract oil painting can stir emotions in all of us if we can look deeper into the colors, lines, and movement of the art. For a bold statement you may want to look at red abstract art. Landscapes and seascapes oil paintings are soothing and comforting. They also expand a room, especially if they have a horizon line off in the distance of the picture or if it is a window scene.

Church at Auvers artisoo

Oil painting reproduction: Vincent Van Gogh Church at Auvers – Artisoo.com.

Oil painting reproduction: Michelangelo Buonarroti Tomb of Pope Julius II – Artisoo.com

17 Jun

Perhaps few things can equal the still beauty of architecture. For years, building has been an enticing subject for painters to undertake in their work. At Artisoo, we appreciate the subtle artistic qualities buildings and structures exude. In our oil painting collection of buildings and structures, we really appreciate the architectural designs that are present in our everyday lives.


Tomb of Pope Julius II


Oil painting reproduction: Michelangelo Buonarroti Tomb of Pope Julius II – Artisoo.com.