Ernst Ferdinand Oehme was a German Romantic painter trained at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. At the Academy Oehme trained under Danish painter Johan Christian Clausen Dahl whose friend Caspar David Friedrich greatly influenced the young artist.
Allison Sommers is a self-taught visual artist working primarily in gouache on paper. The Brooklyn-based artist creates complicated, intricate, sometimes uncomfortable worlds of meat, vegetation, birds and beasts of various sizes. The artist describers herself as an Art worker, flaneur and vulgarist. Sommers uses warm vibrant hues on paper to create her bizarre creatures and unravelling organs.
Kris Kuksi has been called a post-industrial Rococo and Fantastic Realism sculptor. Right? It can sound like a lot until you see his work. Kuksi obsessively places figures, small toys, mechanical components, objects and characters into an impressive often massive symmetrical composition.
A prolific and extremely talented wood and steel engraver, illustrator, and sculptor Gustave Doré created macabre Visions. Angels, demons, historical drama and human tragedy filled his detailed etchings. TheParadise Lostillustrations and Dante'sDivine Comedyhave become so praised that many have become macabre popular culture items in their own right.
A lot of things are changing in the marketing realm, but one of the things that is not is the importance of social media (and digital marketing) for Artists. Social media makes it possible to connect with Artists (and patrons) all over the globe. A small differentiated niche can deliver tens of thousands of prospective Art buyers and supporters.