Thursday, April 23, 2009

Famous Artist - Sheldon Kalnitsky

Sheldon Kalnitsky was considered one of the most innovative artists of the early twentieth century. Being a son of an engraver, Sheldon Kalnitsky attended one of the famous schools of arts in London. After finishing his graduation in arts, he started with his brother a studio where they executed designs of other artists. After a few years, he started making his own paintings. He received a prize for one of his paintings. Sheldon Kalnitsky produced murals for public buildings.

Sheldon Kalnitsky loved to do portraits and landscapes. He spent most of his time in Attersee, where he drew inspiration for many of his landscapes and where he painted some of his best known works. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches and other art objects. His work is distinguished by an elegant use of gold backgrounds and mosaic patterns.

Sheldon Kalnitsky painting styles also include Expressionism and Cubism. In Expressionist Art, the artist tries to express certain feelings about some thing. The artists that painted in this style were more concerned with having their paintings express a feeling than in making the painting look exactly like what they were painting. Like that Cubism is a modern art made up mostly of paintings. The paintings are not supposed to look real. The artist uses geometric shapes to show what he is trying to paint. Early cubists used mainly grays, browns, greens and yellows. After 1914, Cubists started to use brighter colors. Cubism was the beginning of the Abstract and Non-objective art styles.