Looking Back, Art History at Glance… Shared Models (Past and Present)

Portraiture has always fascinated me. In my own work it is a reoccurring theme. In the history of portraiture we see many different artists paint the same model. In Vienna, Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt both painted model, Friederike Maria Beer-Monti, during the early 20th Century. Pablo Picasso tackled the portrait of Gertrude Stein in […]

Looking Back, Art History at a Glance… Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele was born in 1890 in Austria.  Schiele’s work is recognizable in the angular, expressive and linear qualities found in his figurative paintings and portraits.  Schiele was influenced strongly by his relationship with art predecessor, Gustav Klimt.  Klimt was a mentor to Schiele.  His influence is obvious in the compositional and patterning elements Schiele […]


I’ve heard people complain about how they feel “disconnected” from the art world because of their geographic location. Having a “face-to-face” interaction with an original piece of art is hard to beat, but with countless websites dedicated to painting, fashion, graphic design, advertising, graffiti, packaging and more the art world is getting a little more […]