Remember the prints that Grandma used to have? There are so many living breathing artists working today producing amazing landscapes and portraits you really will be spoilt for choice.
If you want art that is a depiction of real life, you love paintings of the coast, woodlands or people, then figurative art is going to push your buttons (also referred to as realistic art).
A key question to ask yourself when choosing your art is whether its a view you are looking for. Do you want to feel as though you are looking through a window into another time or place? If you do then figurative art is for you.
The term painterly is used to describe a painting done in a style that honours the medium that was used to create it, whether that was oil paint, acrylics, pastels, gouache, watercolor, etc., in painterly art you can see the loose brush strokes.
Think Vincent Van Gogh or Monet, although there are plenty of living artists still painting in this style and you won’t need a lottery win to have one hanging in your home.
Paul Klee once said “A line is a dot that went for a walk”. There are many types of linear art thick, thin, horizontal, vertical, zigzag, diagonal, curly, curved, spiral, etc. and are often very expressive.
Lines are basic tools for artists—though some artists show their lines more than others.
Line art may tend towards realism, or it may be a caricature, cartoon, or simply an expression of something controlled and very precise – like in the work of Piet Mondrian for example.