Wednesday, April 11, 2012

December Painting at

December Painting at
Expressionism \ Expressionist Painting
Title: December
Theme: New York, Central Park, NYC
Type: Painting \ Print \ Poster
By: Joseph Minton

Monday, August 25, 2008

Joseph Minton painting a work titled "Winter Winds" in an accelerated speed video.

Title: Winter Winds
Artist: Joseph Minton
Style: Expressionism
Music By: Bloc Party
Song: Ion Square

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"Storm" and Expressionist / Expressionism Painting
By. Joseph Minton

Medium: Oil on Canvas
Completed: 8/8/2008
Artist: Joseph Minton
This expressionist painting is of a woman who is engulfed in personal crisis (a storm). She clings to and folds in upon herself, doing her best to take shelter from the pain and sadness that she feels. Her nudity is a symbol of her exposure to the wrath of the uncontrollable emotions that afflict her. She can do little except to hold on and wait until time will hopefully help to ease her pain as the storm passes her by.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Expressionist Works of Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele
German Expressionist Painter
The Expressionist and Expressionism Art of Egon Schiele

Artist: Egon Schiele
Style: German Expressionist

The artist Egon Schiele was born in the city of Tulln, Austria. When Schiele was just the age of just 15 years old Schiele's father died of syphilis and Egon Schiele's custody was granted to his uncle who recognized and was a proponent of Schiele's artistic talent. The next year Schiele applied at Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna, Austria where Gustav Klimt had also studied. Shortly after his arrival to his new school, Schiele was transferred to a different school the Akademie der Bildenden K√ľnste. There he studied drawing and painting but felt suffocated by the school’s conservative nature. In 1907, Schiele sought out Gustav Klimt who was a role model for the young artist. Gustav Klimt was said to encouraged Schiele by buying his drawings and providing him with opportunities. Klimt invited Schiele to exhibit his work at the 1909 Vienna Kunstschau, where Schiele encountered the works of Edvard Munch. At this point in time Shiele's work began to flourish and he began to explore, not only the human form and sexuality with his work. To some his art would considered shocking but captured the publics interest. Schiele's lifestyle was also become more complex and diverse; in April 1912 he was arrested for seducing a young girl below the age of consent. When the police came to his studio to place him under arrest they had seized more than one hundred drawings which they considered pornographic. Schiele was imprisoned but soon after the charges of seduction and abduction were dropped yet the young artist was found guilty of exhibiting erotic drawings in a place accessible to children. He was sentenced to only 24 days imprisonment. During the time that Schiele spent in prison he created a series paintings depicting the emotions he felt from his imprisonment. Schiele was married in 1915. In 1918 he was invited to the Secession's 49th exhibition. Schiele had more then forty works displayed in the exhibition. The exhibit was a major success for the artist created a great deal of recognition for the artist. Later that year the Spanish flu epidemic claimed both the lives of Egon and his pregnant wife Edith. Schiele's final work were all painted of his beloved wife. Following are some examples of Egon Schiele's paintings.

Egon Schiele - Expressionism - Dead Mother

Egon Schiele - Agony

Egon Schiele - Embrace - 1917

Egon Schiele - Crouched Woman - 1918
Egon Schiele - Expressionism