Edvard Munch and The Frieze of LifeMay 17, 2018
By 1902, Edvard Munch’s life had seen a pattern of chaos within his professional life, his health and his love life. While his life had become solitary, his artwork was not destined to remain stacked against the walls,...
What Was It Like In The Roaring Twenties in Art and Fashion?May 15, 2018
The Roaring Twenties were a period during which many things changed – both socially and politically. The dramatic economic growth of the decade led many Americans to adopt a totally different, more affluent lifestyle unknown to most people...
Most Important Works of Joseph Beuys (Birthday Edition)May 12, 2018
Today Joseph Beuys would turn 97. He was one of those mysterious artists whose biography can be considered a separate work of art, a legend. He’s rightly regarded as one of the most influential artists of the second...
War, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing! A Protest Art StoryMay 10, 2018
The following article could contain a depiction of violence. It’s intended only for mature audiences. From Guernica to Vietnam: a protest art story Points awarded to anyone who recognizes that the lyric in the title is from the...
Life And The Human Condition Through The Eyes Of Oswaldo GuayasamínMay 9, 2018
Early Life and Works Oswaldo Guayasamín was born into a humble family in Quito, Ecuador on July 6, 1919, as the oldest of 10 siblings. His father was an indigenous Quechua man who worked as a tractor driver, while...
The Story Of Collingwood Mural of Keith HaringMay 8, 2018
In 1984 American artist Keith Haring visited Australia and created a mural in Collingwood, Melbourne. This is the story of the mural, at what was then the Collingwood Technical School, which is now one of only 31 known murals...
The Amazing Flesh of Chaim Soutine-See the Soutine Exhibition at the Jewish MuseumMay 5, 2018
‘Flesh’ in this context means animal flesh. Beef carcasses. Fowl. It also means dead fish. Photographs do not do these paintings justice. The thickness and thinness of the application of the paint needs to be experienced in person,...
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