Watercolor abstract paintings on canvas have been created by artists for many years. In Asia traditional painting with water painting was founded 4000 B.C. Later this style gained popularity during the Renaissance. It is noticeable for light and airy texture, and large amounts of combinations of shades. Modern artists use water paint not only to create landscapes and still lives, but also portraits and sketches. Making sketches with watercolor - is a new trend which is gaining popularity. In this article you will read about famous water paint artworks.
Bermuda 2 Charles Demuth 1917
Charles Demuth is a US born artist who used watercolors in his art, he created a style known as Precisionism, which is focused on industrialisation.
The article in the The New York Times claims that it is difficult to find water paint artists in US history who would be more sophisticated than Charles . His artworks are a combination of Cubism abstract style and botanical motives. His modern paintings, depicting still life, are lively and sensual.
Bermuda 2, made with water paint and graphite on paper, the artist shows us a ship Elsa. In fall 1916, Demuth came to Bermuda, and stayed there almost a year. There his art experiences an influence of Cubist school of Art. Being inspired by the mentioned school, he created a lot of watercolor landscapes, which are considered to be part of Clarleses important artistic heritage.
Clare Hall and the West end of King's College Chapel JMW Turner
Turner started to exhibit his watercolors at the Royal Academy in 1976. He was warmly greeted by critics and called an “original mind” artist.
Many of his earliest artworks are inspired by the Old Masters of 17 cent. Turner is considered the greatest landscapist who worked in water paints of the 19th century.
He used to apply various formulas of representation, which were far from commonly used ones. He wanted his art to express important historical topics. In his watercolors he touched the theme of the relationship between human and nature, as well as admired the natural phenomena with their power and strengths. The majority of the works by him - nature paintings.
Winslow Homer The Green Hill 1878
The US Artist is well known for his marine images. Winslow started using watercolors in 1873, when he was spending summer in Gloucester. Initially, his manner was quite natural and confident. He received different feedback from critics. Some of them considered his art a masterpiece, another's- disaster. In spite of this, his art remained popular. Some of his artworks look like sketches, which he prepared in order to recreate them with oils. He traveled a lot, and he always had paper and watercolor in his baggage, to create scenic paintings.
He lived quite an alienated life in a house near the river, which he depicted a lot in his watercolors.
Also he used to depict women surrounded by nature in his latest artworks.
Paul Klee Marc's Garden 1915
Klee used to work in many techniques: Expressionism Cubism ets. He was quite an introverted person who rarely communicated with artists of those days. He interpreted many modern styles in his own way and used to have different types of paints on one canvas .
He used a lot of color shades and created both monochromatic and colorful paintings.
In his works you will find shapes mixed with people's silhouettes. If the artworks could transmit music, you would hear the sounds of piano and violin in his works, as music had been a huge inspiration for Paul.
He had been working on his personal style for 10 years, he studied colors and techniques to come up with something that would represent his own identity and would inspire other young artists.