Nov
11
2014

Happy Birthday Paul Signac

This French Painter who helped develop Pointillism would be 151 today   Born in Paris on November 11th, 1863, this Neo-Impressionist painter came into the world with a mission to pursue a career as a painter. Inspired by an exhibit of Claude Monet's paintings, Paul Signac sailed around the great coasts of Europe painting impressionistic landscapes along the way. In 1884, Signac met Georges Seurat and was inspired by him to take a systematic approach to the impressionistic style he had been taken with in Monet's work. Although he experimented with a variety of media including etchings, lithographs and pen and ink sketches, his true artist... [More]
Nov
4
2014

Top 5 Reasons Why Fall is the Best Time to Make Art

Let's Make a Case for Fall! We at Jerry's Artarama get pretty excited this time of year. Art lovers across the country should know that Fall is the best time for Art. Outside, a crisp breeze is blowing and the leaves are turning the best colors. For of each of us, it's time for us to get excited as artists, because as we all know, Fall is the best time for art!    1. No Sweat on your Palette   Right now is the perfect time to get outdoors and paint en Plein Air. For once you don't have to worry about the heat and you can paint without the sun being too bright, the air being too cold like in Winter and the air is crisp unlike i... [More]
Jul
15
2014

Making Art Can Change Your Brain for the Better Says Science

New Research Shows that Making Art Helps Improve Brain Functions Painting by Belle Yang It is often said "age before beauty", but a recent study says that creating beauty and art may just help you in aging. According to a recent study conducted in Germany suggests that those that make art on a regular basis are helping different areas of their brain work better together.  The Test A recent study conducted on a newly retired group of people tested people before and after a ten week course where recently retired people aged 62-70 were entered into a group that created art hands on and a group that appreciated and critiqued art. The study ... [More]

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