Guides for Seeing Art in Berlin
Go see some art! Here is a list of some of our favorite gallery and exhibition guides.
Josef Albers "Interaction of Color"
“In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually" - Joseph Albers
“Albers’ approach to color theory still feels relevant today because he places the importance of practice before theory. In doing this, he created one of the best manuals for any visual artist hoping to better understand the role that color plays within their work.
Portrait Drawing Diagrams
Useful tips and diagrams for drawing accurate portraits, from the Drawing Workshop.
Negative Space: from Juan Sánchez Cotán to Rachel Whiteread
See examples of why negative space is not only important for developing a composition, but is also essential to the act of observation. From a lesson in the Drawing Workshop.
"Death and the Maiden" through Art History and Feminism
Artists have been continually fascinated with the motif of "Death and the Maiden." In this class we will explore this theme and look at interpretations from Medieval, Expressionist and Contemporary Feminist artists. From a lesson in the Mixed Media Workshop.
John Singer Sargent's Mugs
Quick portrait drawings by John Singer Sargent, featuring some Edwardian society figures. From the Drawing Workshop.
Naturalists and Drawing
One of the special things about drawing, as a medium, is its versatility. The history of drawing is not limited to fine art, but reaches into architecture, design and science, and more. The Naturalists of the 19th century were simultaneously scientists, explorers, and artists. From the Botanical Drawing Workshop.
Tonality and Seurat
George Seurat’s drawings offer a subtle insight into the technique of rendering form only through value shifts, or tonality. Notice the complete lack of contour lines!
Watercolor Landscape with Limited Palette
Find out why less is more when it comes to color palettes and how to create a unified color world within a painting. From the Watercolor Workshop.
Linocut: The Underdog of Printmaking
Bold, graphic, and immediate, linocut is the underdog of the printmaking world. First used extensively by the German Expressionist group Die Brücke in the early 20th century, this utilitarian technique quickly became a popular and widespread practice with artists and designers.
Neo Rauch and his discordant color world
Neo Rauch uses clashing color worlds in his paintings, thereby offering an example of a discordant color world. This gives the painting a collaged feeling, rather than a unified atmosphere.
Can you tell which colors clash with the dominant color world of the painting? What is the artist trying to say with his odd use of color? How does this effect our reading of the image?
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