Sunday, January 23, 2011

Artist Influences

Every artist has been influenced by another.  Vincent Van Gogh and other Post-Impressionist painters were influenced by the woodblocks of Japanese artists such as Hokusai.  Rembrandt was influenced by Rennaisance artists such as DaVinci, Albrecht Durer, and Titian.

Irises 1889 Van Gogh
Irises c. late 1820's Hokusai



Self Portrait Titian
Self Portrait Rembrandt
My primary influences are from the Impressionist and the Post-Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, and Seurat. I am attracted to the vibrant brushstrokes and vivid colors apparent in their works.  I have displayed some of my pieces beside those of some of my influences for comparison.

Bedroom in Arles 1889 Van Gogh

Empty Bedroom 2008 Howard

Night Scene with Chair 2006-7  Howard
The Chair of Van Gogh 1888 Van Gogh

Autumn 2008 Howard
Maple Leaves Date unknown O'Keefe

Snowstorm at Sunset 2010 Howard
Wheatstacks at Sunset 1890-91 Monet

Summer Days 1936 O'Keefe
            Deer Skull in Desert 2009 Howard