Author Archives: Kalyani Chhapekar

Revisiting Roman History With Famous Roman Paintings

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When you think about Rome, what are some things that come to mind? The tempting smell of pasta, cheese, gelato, or Colosseum?  Well, an art lover would definitely say the art of Rome. Or, to be precise, the famous Roman paintings. An influential mix of various cultures that has shaped a totally unique and fascinating […]

The Death Of Socrates Painting: Descriptive Analysis of the Artwork

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The Death of Socrates is a painting that holds a deeper meaning than what is shown on a canvas. It goes beyond Socrates voluntarily drinking hemlock and his students giving him patronage.  A creation by Jacques Louis David, The Death of Socrates pays homage to one of the greatest mathematicians of all, Socrates. Do you […]

Minimalist Art: A Descriptive Guide on What Minimalism Is About

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Each and every work of art has its own essence, its own perspective and an individual concept. Moreover, it is an artist’s form of expression that they use to portray their views to their audience. But what if I tell you that a form of art that rejects the concept of expressionism and solely gives […]

Café Terrace at Night by Van Gogh: Artists’ Depiction Of Rural France

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Imagine you are in the streets of rural France, and it is nighttime. You are sitting in a little street-side cafe with a book in your hand, and a cup of creamy espresso with a croissant is set on your table! Despite being in a crowded cafe, you can still feel the solace in your […]

Famous Australian Artists: Glimpse Of Art History In Australia

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When you hear someone say Australia, what is the first thing that pops up in your mind? Kangaroos? Sydney Opera House? Or the beautiful beaches?  But if you are an art lover like me, then you will probably know Australia for some of the most vibrant artworks. Australia, home to some of the most famous […]

The Raft of the Medusa: A Horrific Tale of Survival Amid the Ocean

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Art is a depiction of happening events, either in reality or in an artist’s imagination. Not necessarily that the events will always be pleasant or serene! And that is what lands us on the painting we are going to talk about today. The Raft of the Medusa! It is one of the famous paintings of […]

7 Realism Artists: The Artists Who Re-Defined Art

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A painting that narrates a tale of its own with a clear vision, a colorful palette and a deep message hidden beneath the canvas.  From poverty to rich class society, to the darker sides of life to the brighter phases of it, realists conveyed them all through their art.  Realism artists covered it all; they […]

7 Famous Gothic Paintings: Artworks That Sparks Mystery

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Gothic paintings sound familiar? Or, let me break it down for you! Mediaeval art? Does that strike a hint? Well, Gothic art is a style that falls under the Medieval art movement. Some of the paintings you look at have a completely different aura! The same goes with the concept of gothic painting and artwork. […]

Harmony in Art: Understanding the Principle Of Art

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When you come across the word harmony, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Well, if you are a melophile like me, then you can probably think of the arrangement of musical notes and rhythm that provides a pleasing effect to the ears. And if we talk about harmony in general, then it […]

Contrast In Art: Your Guidebook to the Theory of Contrast

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Vibrant shades of the color palette may leave you awestruck! But when the colors and the underlying elements are arranged with each other with perfection, it comes out as a contrast in art. One of the art principles and the most intriguing part of an artwork! Contrast just adds a pop of color and effect […]