Archive for August 28, 2014

Artist of the moment……….Enrico Manera



Enrico Manera is a contemporary artist working in a Pop Art style. Enrico Manera was born in the year 1947. Manera works with the figure.

The artist has a brother who is a well respected film producer and director named Gianni Manera. Enrico Manera has also worked in the entertainment industry being a writer and actor active in the 1970s and 1980s.

Manera has been included in the famed Venice Biennial.

price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $30,000.

In this clip we visit an Italian gallery owner and see many works by Enrico Manera:

Its great to see some contemporary art that is painted in a similar style to Warhol’s 1960s silkscreens, but using modern actors such as Tom Cruise.




Artist of the moment………Rex Brandt


Rex Brandt was an American artist renown for his illustrations and abstract landscapes. Rex Brandt was born in San Diego,  California in the year 1914. His landscapes are painted often in cubist style.

Brandt excelled in art from a young age, at thirteen he took his first lessons at the Chouinard Art Institute located in Los Angeles, California. Brandt continued with lessons at Riverside Junior College before obtaining a degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Brandt was a member of the American Watercolor Society and California Watercolor Society.

The artist had a great sense of design and was also an accomplished printmaker. My favorite work in the gallery is the print of San Francisco, a wonderful birds eye view including the famed San Francisco Bridge.

Price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $20,000.

Brandt worked mainly in watercolors.

Rex Brandt passed away in 2000.

The artist was also most popular teachers of watercolor and art in California. He published many instructional books which can be found on Amazon for a great price.

If you enjoy this style of painting be sure and check out watercolor master John Pike. Both were masters of the watercolor medium, its great for depicting the mood and atmosphere, if you can control the medium with the landscape you can find a wonderful mixture of geometric and organic shapes.