The Other Nicolai Fechin

Nicolai Fechin’s figurative works are so influential that one rarely considers his prowess in other genres. The landscape and still life paintings are masterpieces in their own right; his palette knife technique is both brutal and superb. His orchestration of color sets the stage with analogous surrounds highlighting the lead singer. His painting philosophy and […]

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Renaissance Overview

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Renaissance The Renaissance was a fervent period of European cultural, artistic, political and economic “rebirth” following the Middle Ages. Generally described as taking place from the 14th century to the 17th century, the Renaissance promoted the rediscovery of classical philosophy, literature and art. Some of the greatest thinkers, authors, statesmen, scientists and artists in human […]

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Keeping It Real

Realism as an art movement had nothing to do with the point-and-shoot realism that is being put forth from the late 20th century Realist Movement.  The realism of revolutionary France was more about the people that the art. The major painters of Realism in its original form were: Gustave Courbet, Jean-François Millet, Honoré Daumier, and Jean-Baptiste-Camille […]

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The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

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Although, The The Society of Figurative Arts and Artists is committed to preserving and advancing the best of classical traditions we also offer up what are broadly considered to be some of the worst moments in the venerable traditions of Art. Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood set out to break down classical tradition by defaming it […]

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