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    Franz Marc – The Painter Who Loved Horses

    By March 5, 2018

    German Expressionist movement had many faces. But one of the most interesting one was the one of Franz Marc. Marc looked to the natural world as an antidote to modern life, from which he felt increasingly alienated. This is...

  • Paula Modersohn-Becker: The Unknown Expressionist

    By February 1, 2018

    Some time ago, while writing an article about moustaches in paintings, I came across a fascinating German Expressionist who was not part of the famous Die Brucke group. All the more, this painter was a woman which in...

  • Jackson Pollock: The Face Of Abstract Expressionism

    By January 28, 2018

    A man walks on his creation, a fragmentary and chaotic creation. But it is an elaborate, creative and almost romantic chaos. He’s in love with his canvas. This man is Jackson Pollock. Jackson Pollock’s paintings represent a great...

  • Everything You Must Know About James Ensor Paintings

    By October 30, 2017

    Halloween is coming and in our team we were thinking who should we feature tomorrow on our DailyArt app (available for free on iOS and Android). It’s so easy to go with Füssli and his Shakespeare-like scenes, Goya...

  • El Greco: the Grandfather of Expressionism

    By October 19, 2017

    The Guide to the Prado describes El Greco as a “philosopher, as an intellectual and as a sensitive and idiosyncratic artist.” It is these qualities, inherent in his individual style, that makes him the direct ancestor to modern...

  • The ‘Degenerate’ World of Otto Dix

    By August 3, 2017

    The dictionary definition of degenerate states it is “having lost the physical, mental, or moral qualities considered normal and desirable; showing evidence of decline.”  In the 1930s, Hitler and the National Socialist Party used the term to denounce...

  • Why You May Not Have Heard of Clyfford Still

    By July 3, 2017

    Abstract Expressionism is an American movement that included artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning. While you probably have heard of these artists, have you heard of Clyfford Still? He is acknowledged for being...

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