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What Is the Difference Between a Painting and a Print?

A piece of art can add beauty, style, and elegance to your home. Before you spend any money on paintings or art prints, it is essential to know what you are buying. Paintings by famous artists can command high prices, while prints can provide much of the aesthetic benefits of paintings at a fraction of […]

The Influence of American Landscape Painters on the Conservation Movement

In the early 19th century, western territories like Colorado and California were out of reach of the average American. Expeditions brought a glimpse of the west to the city-dwelling populace. The artists on these expeditions painted magnificent depictions of the west’s natural wonders. These images helped kickstart the conservation movement, putting pressure on the government […]

The Different Types of Landscape Paintings

There are three common types of landscape paintings in the art world. The focus of any landscape painting is the land or environment that an artist finds themself in. Typically, paintings of landscapes will focus only on the natural aspects of a scene and are commonly devoid of human and animal depictions. You can discover […]

Southwest Native American Art: A Short Peek

From the ancestral Anasazi people dating back to 1400 CE to the modern-day Apache and Pueblo tribes and every Native American tribe and generation in between, each group has found a way to portray their existence in art form. Whether it’s ceramic bowl painting, jewelry making, or basket weaving, artwork all over Southwest America is […]

5 Most Famous Paintings of the Southwest

Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Colorado, Texas, and Nevada make up the American Southwest. This area is famous for its rich Native American culture, and much of the art from the region celebrates the people indigenous to this area.  Fine Art Publishing sells pieces of art from many famous artists who were influenced by the […]

A Brief Look into the Life of the Cowboy Artist: Charles Marion Russell

Born in 1864 near St. Louis, Charles Marion Russell became an internationally revered artist of the American West. He was a prolific painter and sculptor, creating an estimated 4,000 renditions of cowboys, Indians, and Western landscapes in paintings, drawings, and sculptures in wax, clay, and plaster, some of which were also cast in bronze. The […]

What You Need to Know About Frederic Remington’s “The Fall of the Cowboy”

“The Fall of the Cowboy,” painted in 1895 by Frederic Remington, is a somber representation of the demise of cowboys in the American West. It offers the dying lifestyle, which was once a prominent symbol of freedom, both sympathy and respect. Remington is known for depicting the old west in his art, often painting cowboys, […]

Introduction to “The Old Stagecoach” by Eastman Johnson

“The Old Stagecoach,” painted in 1871 by Eastman Johnson, is a rich and dynamic portrayal of post-Civil War life in America. It highlights forward-thinking ideals while acknowledging the lasting, brutal impact of the Civil War in the United States. Many of Eastman Johnson’s paintings depict “slice-of-life” scenes set in the United States before and after […]

Southwest Paintings

Once a part of the painting, landscape served as a backdrop for a figurative painting. Only in the 4 AD did it establish as an independent genre in the East. However, in the southwest, it gave life in the turn of the renaissance period. From Thomas Cole to Thomas Moran, the southwest has attracted artists […]

A Biography of Morgan Weistling

“I am not the most prolific painter around! I decided early on that I would not let a painting out of the studio unless I feel really good about it. Sometimes that means living with a painting for a few months to get a good sense of what is working or not working.” – Morgan […]