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...
Franz Marc – The Painter Who Loved HorsesMarch 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 ExpressionistFebruary 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 ExpressionismJanuary 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 PaintingsOctober 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 ExpressionismOctober 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 DixAugust 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...
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