Flowers and art have had a long and storied relationship. From Monet's Water Lillies to Van Gogh's series of Sunflower paintings, artists have spent countless hours immortalizing the beauty of blooms. Buenos Aires-based artist Maria Marta Morelli continues the tradition of flower art with her series of large-scale paintings of peonies and roses.
In our day-to-day lives, we don't often get a chance to take in the beauty of nature.
While many painters choose to recreate the stationary people or objects around them, artist Betty Acquah captures life in action.
Nature is full of dazzling plant life that often goes underappreciated. Painter Kateryna Mazhuha, however, employs a spectacular effect to bring out the best in each of her organic subjects. The Illinois-based artist captures pine cones, flower bouquets, and other plant life in oil paintings that appear as though they are being viewed in tunnel vision. In this unique approach, Mazhuha orients her subject in the middle of the canvas.
Sometimes the experience of looking at a painting can transport you to a different time and place.
From grassy fields to turbulent clouds, landscapes are made up of numerous textures.
Folding fans have a long and fascinating history as tools and as works of art. Australian artist Sarah Park explores their function and beauty in her ongoing series of oil paintings. Each canvas features a realistic human figure holding an open fan, creating an intricate design in the shadows that cover their skin.
Have you ever looked through an airplane window and admired the fluffy shapes of clouds?
Depending on how you look at one of Lee Wagstaff‘s paintings, you may see a pattern or a face.
Germany-based artist Kate Waters celebrates the unexpected beauty of the mundane in her realistic oil paintings. From interior scenes of people sitting at tables to nighttime depictions of car-lined streets, she captures moments of modern life that are familiar to everyone, yet rarely immortalized on canvas. Her newest exhibition titled Apotheosis of the Real exemplifies this fascination with a series of paintings inspired by understated urban living.
Some artists create paintings that look like real life, whereas Daniel Bilmes creates paintings that look like another medium entirely.
Turkish artist Naci Caba creates fantastical artworks based on science fiction.