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Art Gallery NSW | Archibald Prize

See the finalist for the Archibald Prize here for the year 2015

A brief history about art

Communication I guess was the first form of art, works of art can tell stories or simply express an aesthetic truth or feeling.

Art has been around since the beginning of time, and presents itself in many mediums.

I was surprised to learn that most of the famous Artists we know of today developed their basic skills and techniques by being apprentices, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and Michelangelo are the first three that I discovered were apprentices.

In the case of Leonardo da Vinci he was actually an apprentice of  artist Andrea di Cione, before he became famous for his painting of Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

 

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The art supporter

Artist: John Longstaff
Painting: Henry Lawson “Poet”
Year: 1900
Where: Australia
Commissioned by: Archibald
Photograph credit: Art Gallery NSW website

Artist : John Longstaff (Australia, b.1862, d.1941) Title : Date : 1900 Medium Description: oil on canvas Dimensions : Credit Line : Purchased 1901 Image Credit Line : Accession Number : 4829

Artist : John Longstaff (Australia, b.1862, d.1941)
Date : 1900
Medium Description: oil on canvas
Credit Line : Purchased 1901
Image Credit Line : Art Gallery NSW website
Accession Number : 4829

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