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Wave of the Future (1976) by Andre Masson

During the 1936 International Surrealist Exposition, held in London, guest speaker Salvador Dalí addressed his audience costumed head-to-toe in an old-fashioned scuba suit, with two dogs on leashes in one hand and a billiard cue in the other. Source: What Is Surrealism? – ArtsyRead More →

Contemporary art panel in Pop Art Style

If the concept of contemporary art baffles you, you’re in good company—elite, in fact. The problem isn’t just that nobody can agree on what is; it’s that nobody knows when the contemporary era begins. Some curators see a likely candidate in 1989: the year of the Berlin Wall’s fall, theRead More →

Banksy apeman with Burger and Fries

How would you define contemporary art? Contemporary art is, in most cases, defined as art that has been and continues to be created during our lifetime. Sounds pretty simple, right? Well, if this was the case, how can we explain that no other artistic definition, no other artistic category ofRead More →

Hate and Power Can be a Terrible Thing 2004 by Tracey Emin born 1963

Tracey Emin In relation to contemporary art museums, the date of origin for the term ‘contemporary art’ varies. The Institute of Contemporary Art in London, founded in 1947, champions art from that year onwards. Source: Contemporary art – Art TermRead More →

Contemporary art statues - what is contemporary art

To many people, coming up with a contemporary art definition can be a tricky task. While its title is simplistic and straightforward, its modern-day meaning is not as clear-cut. Source: What is Contemporary Art? Ultimate Guide to the Modern-Day MovementRead More →

German School’s Wide Influence on Modern Design In an enormous release of creative energy in Germany that followed World War I, a good many artists, hopeful that a better world could be made out of the ruins of a devastating war, became possessed of a new idealism (The Bauhaus FusionRead More →

Pieris (Thestias) Pyrene (1837) butterfly illustration

A selection of beautiful butterfly and moth illustrations from Dru Drury Book on Etymology (1837). Dru Drury (4 February 1724 – 15 December 1803) was a British collector of natural history specimens and an entomologist.[1] He had specimens collected from across the world through a network of ship’s officers and collectors including Henry Smeathman.Read More →

The City by Charles Burchfield (1916)

Charles Burchfield his early watercolours Based on the Museum of Modern Art New York Exhibition April 11 to April 26, 1930 One question always kept coming back to haunt American artist, Charles Burchfield.  “He had this constant question, ‘Am I doing something valid?’ ” said a former director of theRead More →

Counterpoise plywood chair designed by Kaptura de Aer

The Counterpoise Plywood Chair is a creative bent plywood chair with a flowing silhouette and a chic design While sitting, we are looking for maximal comfort, but that’s not all – a chair should be functional and stylish, too. We’ve found such a piece for you, and it’s the Counterpoise.Read More →

Interaction of Color by Josef Albers illustration

Interaction of Color is Josef Albers masterwork and is one of the significant works on the nature and use of colour in art.  It is indispensable as a guide for artists, instructors, and students. John Ruskin, the Victorian art critic, said of colour: “Every hue throughout your work is alteredRead More →

The Chariot of Apollo by Odilon Redon 1905-16

Odilon Redon, the artist who at the age 73 outsold all but Marcel Duchamp at the 1913 Armory Show of “Modern French Art” in New York City.Read More →

West Side Story Movie Poster

Saul Bass Born May 8, 1920 Known for Graphic Design, title designer, film director Awards Academy Award, Best Documentary   When the Frank Sinatra film on drug addiction “The Man With The Golden Arm” opened, a Saul Bass poster dominated the cinema billboards. No words, only artwork- a jagged arm.  SaulRead More →

Tsukudajima From Eitai Bridge, No. 4 in One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

It is a tribute to the sheer loveliness of “Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo,”  These luscious ukiyo-e prints of 19th-century Japan that coloured the course of French Impressionism, and thus, Western art. The prints are ensconced in pink, blue and white galleries that use arboreal motifs blossoms andRead More →

Purple Hills Ghost Ranch - 2 - Purple Hills No II - Georgia O'Keeffe

GEORGIA Totto O’Keeffe, the acclaimed American painter and pioneer of modern art, lived long enough she was 98 when she died to see her work honoured as masterpieces in American museums. She continued to paint regularly well into her eighties until her eyesight began to fail, and she had toRead More →

The Most Terrible Night. View of Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen During the English Bombardement of Copenhagen at Night between 4 and 5 September 1807

The exhibition was shown at National museum, Stockholm. Although Denmark is a neighbour and the two countries share a common art history – the art that shaped Denmark’s image is surprisingly unknown in Sweden. During the 19th century, art that combined equal parts magical and realistic imagery grew out ofRead More →

The Danish Golden Age is the term for a period of Danish art and cultural life from approx. 1800 to approx. 1850. At the beginning of the 1820s, one could talk about a real Copenhagen art school that made Copenhagen an art centre on an equal footing with Munich, Dresden,Read More →

Few golden ages, whether the Netherlands in the 17th century, Elizabeth I’s England or Spain for a century from 1580, have had such abject beginnings as the Danish Golden Age. In 1801 the British defeated Denmark’s navy at the Battle of Copenhagen; in 1807 British ships bombarded Copenhagen itself, destroyingRead More →

View from Dosseringen near the Sortedam Lake (1838) by Christen Købke

The “Golden Age” is a term for the period between ca. 1800 and ca. 1850 in Danish painting. The term “Danish golden age of Painting” can be found in relation to H.C. Ørsted, who described his contemporary as special springtime. Source: The Golden Age | SMK – National Gallery ofRead More →

Audrey Hepburn Pop-Art Free Stock photo

Pop Art was never a cohesive movement. Instead, it inched its way up the international art scene, starting in the mid-1950s, as the invention of artists throughout Europe and the United States, artists who were often working independently and in isolation from each other. As a result, these artists tendedRead More →

Woman Embroidering Biedermeier oil canvas George Friedrich-1814

Biedermeier style, in art, a transitional period between Neoclassicism and Romanticism as it was interpreted by the bourgeoisie, particularly in Germany, Austria, northern Italy, and the Scandinavian countries. Following the Napoleonic sieges, the Biedermeier style grew during a period of economic impoverishment from 1825 to 1835. Source: Biedermeier style |Read More →