Blog on Artist Yim Tae Kyu

                            Yim Tae Kyu(b. 1976) was born in Seoul, Korea and obtained his M.F.A. in Chung Ang University Department of Painting after finishing his B.F.A at Seoul National University. He was awarded prestigious art prizes including the Song Eun Art Award (2005), Young Artist of KUMHO museum (2006) and the Seok Nam Arts Award (2007). He currently lives and works in Seoul and Beijing.i like this art work as i find it unique,different from other artists.


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[Medium:Traditional ink paining]
[indian ink,oriental colour,paper]


 John Dyer was born in Ruishton, Somerset during 1968 is an English painter . Focusing on colourful landscapes, architecture, gardens and notable events . He attended Cubert County Primary School and Newquay Tretherras School . He married the artist Joanne Short in 1997 and his first published work aged 12 was landscape photography in Amateur Photgraphy magazine .

John Dyer was already selling images to publishers like Athena in his Foundation year at Falmouth College of Arts . In 1992 , he returned to lecture at Falmouth College of Arts . Completed his BA Hons Graphic Design studies at Middlesex Polytechnic in London, winning a bursary from Thames TV as best student of his year to photograph and record the Amazon rainforest, the first of many overseas and outdoors painting trips .

He did a lot of paintings and two of them are " Swimming with Seals, St Ives, Cornwall " and " A Wave of Summer Colour, Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth "

Artist artwork : A Wave of Summer Colour, Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth

Artist artwork : Swimming with Seals, St Ives, Cornwall


Georgia Totto O’Keeffe was an American artist and she was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers and New Mexico landscapes.She was born in 15 November 1887 and died in 6 March 1986.She starting being famous from 1880 to 1986.In 1908, she didn’t have money to fund for education and got a job as a commercial illustrator for two years.She then spent seven years as a teacher in Virginia, Texas and South Carolina.She started her serious artistry work at New York in 1915.Georgia then had met Alfred who had promoted and exhibited Georgia’s work.They had  their personal relationship which led to their marriage in 1924.O’Keeffe created  many forms of abstract art, including close-ups of flowers, such as the Red Canna paintings.They both have been living together in New York until 1929.The artist 2 pieces of works are Sky Above Clouds IV and Oriental Poppies.


1956 Born in Si ping City, Jilin Province
1982 Graduated from the Fine Art Department of Northeast University, Changchun, Jilin Province
1986 Organized and participated in the Southwest Art Research Group
Pan Dehai was widely known for  creating  the  image  of   the  ‘Corn  Men’  in  his  works.
He  is  associated  with  an  influential  group  of  artists  in  the  history  of  Chinese  Contemporary  Art,  that  is   ‘Southwestern  Art  Group’,  which  came  into  being  after  the  ‘New  Age’  Art  Exhibition.
Pan Dehai is an artist  who  sets  to  exploring  the  passions  of  life  and  the  questions  in  essence,  his artworks  judges  these   aspects  from  a  special  perspective which makes us  understand  this  world  more  truthfully and get  to  know  what   we  are  interested  in.
Famous Artworks:After a day's work,a bustling day
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Tsuguharu Foujita

Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita was a French/Japanese painter and printmaker, best known for his participation in the bohemian culture during of the 1910s in Montparnasse, Paris.

He was born in 1886, Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan and he died in 1968 at the age of 81 in Reims, France. He received his formal training at the Imperial School of Fine Arts in Japan, before moving to Paris in 1913. He was also involved in the Post-Impressionism movement in France and converted to Catholicism later on in his life.

  Foujita's works mostly displayed a fondness for white and pale shades like lavender and gray, and he walked a fine line between Japanese and European art, and was repeatedly inspired by women, cats and himself.

Some of his most notable works included his 'Book Of Cats', which has been described by rare book collectors as the most desirable book on cats ever publishe,  and the Foujita Chapel which he had designed and conceived himself whilst he neared his death-it is now listed as an historic monument in France.

One of his arts that I admire is 'Cyclamens'.
I like it as it was a surrealist-fantasy like look, though it looks real, it also looks like it came out of a storybook.

I also practically adore his choice of colour scheme as to give it a softer and gentle look , and the blending, which makes the plant stand out within the smooth monochrome background while still being part of the picture whole.

I also like many of his prints on cats as they all look so life-like, this is just one of them, but I particularly like the use of only two-toned grey or cream to give more emphasis on the cat's realistic looking fur and to give the cat a glowing outline as to stand out.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol  was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising that flourished by the 1960s, and utilize a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. Some of his best known works include the silkscreen paintings Campbell's Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962).

Marilyn Diptych

The Marilyn Diptych (1962) is a silkscreen painting by American pop artist Andy Warhol. The work was completed during the weeks after Marilyn Monroe's death in August 1962. It contains fifty images of the actress, which are all based on a single publicity photograph.

Campbell’s Soup Cans

Campbell's Soup Cans, which is sometimes referred to as 32 Campbell's Soup Cans, is a work of art produced in 1962 by Andy Warhol. It consists of thirty two canvases, each consisting of a painting of a Campbell's Soup can.

The individual paintings were produced by a printmaking method—the semi-mechanized screen printing process, using a non-painterly style. Campbell's Soup Cans' reliance on themes from popular culture helped to usher in pop art as a major art movement in the United States.


Brillobox is a work from 1964 by the American pop artist Andy Warhol .

The work is built on the basis of the package of Brillo , a US trademark of steelwool padIt consists of wooden boxes which are painted white in acrylic paint with a silk-screen print in blue and red. The print consists of the logo "Brillo®" with lyrics "New!", "Soap pads", "With rust registers" and "Shines aluminum fixed". The original boxes dimensions are 43.5 × 43.5 × 35.6 cm, but later copies have been made in other sizes.
Andy Warhol was an artist most associated with the pop art movement. He was trying to show art is actually existent in everyday objects, such as Campbell soup cans, washing powder… Just not everyone sees it.
2 of my favourite pieces from Andy Warhol

Campbell Soup Cans
The way he produced 32 paintings of the Campbells Soup Cans attracted me to this artwork. I found it interesting, as he used different types of Campbells Soup. Such as Chicken Noodle Soup, Tomato Rice Soup and Beef Noodle Soup. 
He uses silkscreening method to produce 32 artworks fast. I can employ this technique if I want to mass produce my artworks.

Marilyn Diptych
I was attracted by how this artwork make use of different kinds of vibrant colours on a same image. Since Andy Warhol used vibrant colours in his artworks, I think I can employ this technique to make my artwork more colourful and attracting.

Zhang Xiao Gang

Who is Zhang Xiao Gang? 
Zhang Xiaogang is a contemporary Chinese symbolist and surrealist painter. Paintings in his Bloodline series are predominantly monochromatic, stylized portraits of Chinese people, usually with large, dark-pupiled eyes, posed in a stiff manner deliberately reminiscent of family portraits from the 1950s and 1960s. Recently, he also created sculptures, translating for the first time into three dimensions many characters of the sort seen in his "Bloodlines—Big Family" portrait series. These sculptures have featured in many exhibits and continue his work as one of China's leading, and most highly sought-after, contemporary artists.

How he started his interest in art
“From early on, my parents worried that I would go out and get into trouble. They gave us paper and crayons so we could draw at home. . . . I gained more and more interest in art. I had a lot of time, because I didn't have to go to school. My interest increased. After I became an adult, I never gave up art. So that's how I started to draw.”

His art education
Upon the reinstitution of collegiate entrance exams, Xiaogang was accepted into the Sichuan Academy of Fine arts in 1977 where he began study oil based painting in 1978. At the time of his collegiate education, Zhang's professors continued to teach styles of Revolutionary Realism as instituted by Chairman Mao. This only served to inspire Xiaogang and his peers to opt for topics of western philosophy and introspective individualism while shunning political and ideological subject matter.
In 1982, he graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in the city of Chongqing in Sichuan province but was denied a teaching post he had hoped for. This led Zhang to fall into a period of depression between 1982-1985. During this time he worked as a construction worker and art director for a social dance troupe in Kunming. It was a time of intense self-examination for Xiaogang as he had difficulties fitting into society. Suffering from alcoholism, he was hospitalized in 1984 with alcohol induced internal bleeding causing him to paint "The Ghost Between Black and White" series which put visual form to his visions of life and death in the hospital.

Per Krohg

Per Krohg was a Norwegian artist. He is most frequently associated with the mural he created for the United Nations Security Council Chamber, located in the United Nations building in New York City.

Per Krohg, full Per Lasson Krohg is a painter who was one of the major figures in the renascence of mural painting in Norway after 1920. He was the son of the painter Christian Krohg and studied under him from 1903–1907 in Paris. He also studied under the French painter Henri Matisse from 1907 to 1909. Krohg returned to Norway in 1930, where he taught at the State Art and Craft School from 1935–1946 afterward being appointed professor at the State Art Academy in Oslo.
He was born in June 18,1889 in Norway and died in March 3, 1965 in Oslo.

He adorned many other public buildings with large frescoes ,including the Physics and Chemistry Buildings at the University of Oslo and the Oslo City Hall. He is represented at the National Museum for Art and Skagens Museum.
In 1950 he received the King's Medal of Merit and 1955 was appointed Commander of the Order of St. Olav and in 1948 he was awarded the Prince Eugen Medal.

Krohg’s early paintings were primarily landscapes and portraits, but his large, expressive, flowing strokes were better suited to the monumental character of mural paintings.
Krohg's work as an artist covered a wide field, from paper drawings, illustrations, and posters to set design, sculpture, and monumental paintings

Lucy vidil 1911

paul gauguin

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (/ɡˈɡæn/French: [øʒɛn ɑ̃ʁi pɔl ɡoɡɛ̃]; 7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a French post-Impressionist artist. Underappreciated until after his death, Gauguin is now recognized for his experimental use of color and synthetist style that were distinctly different from Impressionism. His work was influential to the French avant-garde and many modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Gauguin's art became popular after his death, partially from the efforts of art dealer Ambroise Vollard, who organized exhibitions of his work late in his career, as well as assisting in organizing two important posthumous exhibitions in Paris.[1][2] Many of his paintings were in the possession of Russian collector Sergei Shchukin[3] and other important collections.
He was an important figure in the Symbolist movement as a painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramist, and writer. His bold experimentation with color led directly to the Synthetist style of modern art, while his expression of the inherent meaning of the subjects in his paintings, under the influence of the cloisonnist style, paved the way to Primitivism and the return to the pastoral. He was also an influential proponent of wood engraving and woodcuts as art forms.

two of his works i like:

yellow christ
Tahitian Women on the Beach

I like these two paintings as they are by the same artist,but using different styles.the first one is more
colourful and with prominent lines,while the second one is darker and with less prominent lines.They are both symbolic and leaves a deep impression on me.

Henri Matisse

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (French: [ɑ̃ʁi emil bənwɑ matis]; 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter.
Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso, as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting.His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.
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A photo of Henri Matisse, 1913, by Alvin Langdon Coburn


By The Sea 1905

Sailor 1, 1906

Matisse's used pure colors and the white of exposed canvas to create a light-filled atmosphere in his Fauve paintings. Rather than using modeling or shading to lend volume and structure to his pictures, Matisse used contrasting areas of pure, unmodulated color. These ideas continued to be important to him throughout his career.The human figure was central to Matisse's work both in sculpture and painting. As seen from Sailor 1, the importance for his Fauvist work reflects his feeling that the subject had been neglected in Impressionism, and it continued to be important to him. At times he fragmented the figure harshly, at other times he treated it almost as a curvilinear, decorative element. Some of his work reflects the mood and personality of his models, but more often he used them merely as vehicles for his own feelings, reducing them to ciphers in his monumental designs.

Personal Reflection

Henri Matisse's style of art, although arcane, adopted a 'wild beast' style of painting, using pure colors and white on the canvas to create a form of contrast shows Henri's revolutionary impact on society. I found his daring attempt to revolutionize French Art an admirable trait, a trait that can be seen from his paintings.

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