What we now refer to as ‘traditional’ art still and always will hold a special place in the hearts of many art-lovers of all ages. Traditional art is a very broad term which can encompass a wide range of different styles and a variety of methods. The art under this banner generally reflects existing culture using so-called classical techniques, allowing the artist to really explore the depth of emotion, human experience or even just a simple landscape through their chosen medium. Read on to find out more about our top picks from Art2Art’s own ‘Traditional’ section.
Version of Famous Self Portrait of Vincent Van Gogh with Pipe by Olga Koval
This truly stunning reworking of a well-known portrait of the legendary Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh allows the artist to play around with a common theme in her pieces, by turning Van Gogh the man into his own individual feline character. Koval’s work is self-confessedly designed to delight the cat lovers amongst us, and this painting is sure to impress various fans of classic art as well, if only for it’s witty subject matter and clever, colourful execution.
Poppy Field by Paul Chambers
A thickly-textured impressionist painting, Poppy Field allows the artist to create a bright and vivid landscape which is sure to make an impression in any space, with special resonance for those commemorating the significance of Remembrance Day. The glorious attention to detail in every single element within the whole frame makes it a simply striking and memorable piece of work.
Father and Son by Peter Williams
As far as close-up wildlife portraits go, they don’t get much better than Williams’ portrayal of a highly lifelike African lion and his infant lion cub. The graphite pencil drawing is presented on Bristol board, and would make a striking addition to any living space despite its petite size. Lovingly created over many hours by ex-Soldier Williams this piece portrays a softer side of these magnificent animals.
Guinea Fowl by Sally Parkin
Parkin’s artwork is a marvellously sketched limited edition drawing on handmade paper and sold ready to frame. From the wonderful use of monochrome to the impressively designed shapes of the piece, this is sure to draw admiring glances from fellow art fans and draw questions from those who want to know more about it. Parkin studied Art in Leeds and has exhibited all over the UK.
Glass Reflections with Peonies by Louisa Jane Simpson
Part of the artists’ ‘Glass Reflections’ series, this remarkable oil on canvas piece demonstrates the romantic appeal of peonies and their soft hues with an expert eye. The artwork is presented ready to hang and we feel would make a real statement. Inspired by the artist’s love of the Derbyshire countryside; this piece has a truly romantic feel to it.
Blue Eyes by Mark Sutton
An extremely detailed painting of what Sutton refers to as a ‘cute and curious’ kitten with striking blue eyes and beautiful markings, this painting’s really lifelike presentation and impressive use of colour to create the depth of texture are what make it particularly stand out to the eye.