The unknown masters of art

By Florie Lyn Masarate

Paintings of the great masters can usually be seen on canvases hanging on the walls of great museums. These pieces of art are considered priceless paintings, that precautions are taken seriously in order to avoid them falling into the wrong hands. These are the paintings and the artists that have been given due recognition for their craft. Who are these unknown artists?

The “big-time” artists. They do not just settle for the conventional canvas that most artist use. They make their own canvases. These are the large scale artists. And their canvas: the street. The street as a medium for art work is as unique as it is extraordinary.

The artist uses his own style in drawing pictures and using special techniques to put color into them. Some devices their own chalks and color apparels to be able to make beautiful creations on streets.

As more people began to appreciate the street paintings, more and more artists were got into the habit. In some parts of the world, street painting festivals are held. Showcasing paintings that are feasts to the eyes, they border from simple drawings to life-like paintings even 3-D pictures. Each painting depicts different personalities and styles that the artist is known for. These are the artists of the streets, street artists.

The “hidden” artists. They make quality pictures and have their works displayed worldwide. Their works are the ones seen by people as they search, open or simply browse through information. Everyone with this high-tech gadget called the computer can access these works of art. And companies, businesses and individuals that needed their services are the lucky recipients of these artists’ works.

These are the artists doing graphic designs for clients whether in print or in the internet. The finished prints and drawings look easy to make when people see them. The results are usually catered to the clients’ preferences and more often than not, they exceed expectations. From simple ideas and maybe even thoughts, these artists can make them into reality.

Using state-of-the-art equipments, they develop concepts from scratch, making them work for the idea and what they stand for.

Unlike other artists, they are the ones making ideas into concrete images. Thoughts into visuals. And visions into works of art. Unlike artists whose ideas come from inspiration and exposure, they are the ones thinking of ideas for another persons’ needs. They do not wait for the inspiration, they make it.

So what makes these artists different from other artists? Simple. They make art work.

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About the author:
Florie Lyn Masarate got her first article printed in the school newsletter in the third grade. Her hobbies include reading any book she can get her hands on.


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