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PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Edvard Munch. Edvard Munch is a Norwegian born, expressionist painter and printer. In the late 20th century he played a great role in German expressionism, namely because of the strong mental anguish that was displayed in many of the works he created. Only a few years after he was born, [...]
10 Traits That Define Impressionism!
Part of the Impressionist idea was to capture a split second of life, an ephemeral moment in time on the canvas: the impression. Lets look at a few more of the characteristics of Impressionism. 1. Bold Brush Strokes Thick short strokes of bright colour. This was to get a quick impression of the essence of the subject. 2. [...]
Black History Month: Britain’s (Hidden) Art History
October is Black History Month and here at PopUp Painting HQ we are marking the occasion by celebrating Black Art History. Upon delving deeper into British Black Art History we found, unfortunately, that there is little to celebrate about the history of Black Art in Britain. As the artist and activist Sonya Boyce puts it; […]
Artist Spotlight: Olek
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is street artist Olek. Olek is a Polish born, New York based street artist who is known for her crocheted interventions of public spaces. The artist combines punk zeal, pop imagery and political messages in her pieces. Olek herself comments that through her work she wants to ‘bring color and [...]
Artist Spotlight: Mamma Andersson
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Karin Mamma Andersson. Mamma Andersson (as the artist is better known) is a contemporary painter from Sweden. The artist studied at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm between 1986-1993. Mamma Andersson has a distinctive style of painting that juxtaposes thickly layered paint with loosely washed [...]
Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on […]
Sketch for Survival 2018!
The ‘Sketch for Survival’ auction is live! The project is part of the Explorers against Extinction campaign to protect endangered species worldwide. Paintings and sketches have all been donated by leading wildlife artists, celebrities and others in the public eye, coming together to make a stand against species extinction. The exhibition has over 400 original artworks from over […]
What happens to your canvas after the event?
Since we launched in 2013, we’ve painted with some 20,000 guests. We see lots of people’s paintings on Instagram afterwards [hyperlink to our hashtag]. Usually hang their paintings up at home, or give them as gifts. But we recently saw something new at the end of one of our events... Roland, who has joined us [...]
Black History Month with PopUp Painting
At PopUp Painting we believe that Representation Matters. That’s why this October we’ve got an exciting series of videos and blogs lined up for Black History Month. Black History Month happens every October in the UK, and is intended to recognise the history, accomplishments and experiences of black people. Throughout September we’ve been going out […]
Artist Spotlight: Xu Beihong (徐悲鴻)
PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Chinese artist Xu Beihong (徐悲鴻). Xu Beihong (1895-1953) was primarily known for his 'Shui-mo Hua' or Chinese ink-and-wash paintings. The artist was one of the first Chinese artists to articulate the need for artistic expressions that reflected a new modern China at the beginning of the 20th century. Xu [...]