work! intoxication! brain wrecking!
chewing, eating, gorging, rooting up! rapturous birth pangs! jabbing of the brush, preferably right through the canvas. trampling on paint tubes...
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Holy shit I love your tags and while I know I seem stupid not knowing these things do you have any recommendations of blogs that post art and the like but also have the tags like you do? The type of art, the era it was painted, what it represents, etc. Also I was just wondering how you got into art--what drew you towards it, and where did you learn all this terminology????? TEACH ME YOUR FINDINGS.

As to the blogs:

  • fleurdulys tags paintings by author’s name, nationality, and art movement (although the blog is not entirely an art blog)
  • vcrfl tags paintings by author’s name, the paintings’ creation date and the paintings’ title
  • detailsofpaintings tags paintings by author’s name, the paintings’ creation date, and art movement
  • dutch-and-flemish-painters tags paintings by author’s name and nationality, the pantings’ creation date, and art movement
  • masterpiecedaily tags paintings by author’s name, the paintings’ title and creation date, art movement, and art genre
  • baroqueart tags paintings by author’s name and art movement
  • history-of-fashion tags paintings by author’s name and the paintings’ creation date

As to what drew me towards art and where I learned the terminology:

ever since I was little, my parents (my mother mostly) would always take me to museums and art galleries. If we were going to another town or another country, the first place we were going to visit was a local gallery. I spent a lot of time of my life wandering around museums and galleries, and I’ve loved art for as long as I can remember myself, so I suppose my passion for art was first born with me and further developed by my parents.

Of course, since my family and I have been travelling a lot, I have an entire bookcase filled with art-related books, thick museum and art gallery guides, and little art exhibition booklets written in different languages (my mother has always been keen on getting all that stuff and now I am too. Thanks, mum.)

Apart from the information I could find in those numerous books and guides and booklets, I used to have art history classes for some time and go to art-related courses held in my native city’s galleries and museums.

Apparently, there’s still a lot of things I don’t know, e.g. I only found out about such art movements as orientalism and tonalism when I started this blog, and the actual purpose of the blog (and the reason why I always add so many detailed tags to the paintings I post) is for me to broaden my knowledge and find out as much as possible about everything art-related.

If you’re interested, I have a few links to art-related educational websites on my personal blog, they may help you learn new things about art (including terminology).

Thank you for your questions.

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centuriespast:

BLECHEN, KarlGorge at Amalfi1831Oil on canvas, 110 x 78 cmNationalgalerie, Berlin

centuriespast:

BLECHEN, Karl
Gorge at Amalfi
1831
Oil on canvas, 110 x 78 cm
Nationalgalerie, Berlin

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fleurdulys:

William Rush Carving His Allegorical Figure of the Schuylkill River - Thomas Eakins
1908

fleurdulys:

William Rush Carving His Allegorical Figure of the Schuylkill River - Thomas Eakins

1908

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fleurdulys:

An Arab Caravan Outside a Fortified Town, Egypt - Jean-Leon Gerome

fleurdulys:

An Arab Caravan Outside a Fortified Town, Egypt - Jean-Leon Gerome

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red-lipstick:

Samuel Colman (British, 1780-1845), The Rock of Salvation, 1837. Oil on canvas.

red-lipstick:

Samuel Colman (British, 1780-1845), The Rock of Salvation, 1837. Oil on canvas.

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history-of-fashion:

1625-1626 Michiel van Mierevelt - George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham

history-of-fashion:

1625-1626 Michiel van Mierevelt - George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham

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