Painting

Step inside Artopia's Painting lobby! Students can learn about the history of painting by exploring Art History. Under Be a Painting Critic, students are guided on how to critique paintings with a simliar theme.  In Meet a Painter, watch videos of painters at work. Please note many of the web videos include transcripts.

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A Man and a Horse by a Stream | Artopia
A Man and a Horse by a Stream | Artopia

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Hua Yan A Closer Look Hua Yan uses lines to create the shapes of the man, horse and trees in this painting. He then uses more lines to show details within these figures. Line is the most basic element...
Alice Neel  | Artopia
Alice Neel | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Alice Neel was born on January 28, 1900 in Merion Square, Pennsylvania and spent her childhood in the small town of Colwyn, PA. In 1921, she enrolled in the...
Andy Warhol | Artopia
Andy Warhol | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His given name was Andrew Warhola and his father, a construction worker, died in an accident when he...
Arion on a Sea Horse | Artopia
Arion on a Sea Horse | Artopia

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William Bouguereau A Closer Look What do you notice first in Arion on a Sea Horse? Is it the lyre, the small harp that Arion is holding? William Bouguereau draws our attention to the lyre by making it...
Aunt Jemima | Artopia
Aunt Jemima | Artopia

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Tonya Gregg wanted to do an Aunt Jemima series because she felt this painful image for many African Americans could be considered beautiful with a different presentation.
Boyd Saunders' Prints  | Artopia
Boyd Saunders' Prints | Artopia

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Boyd Saunders is a painter, illustrator, printmaker and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art. He was born on a farm in Tennessee and his work reflects a lifelong interest in storytelling and...
Brian Rutenberg's Paintings | Artopia
Brian Rutenberg's Paintings | Artopia

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Widely considered one of the finest young painters working in America today, Brian Rutenberg has gained an international audience with his landscape based abstractions. The artist received his BFA...
Color & Paint | Artopia
Color & Paint | Artopia

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Brian Rutenberg talks about how he mixes and organizes his color palettes for his oil paintings.