Beatles and Biennales – the Life and Times of Robyn DennyOctober 3, 2019
In a grim and conservative post-war Britain, Robyn Denny burst onto the art scene like a Holi festival colour bomb. He arrived at art school in London in 1951 just as British art was looking away from its...
Joseph Beuys at BASTIAN GalleryOctober 1, 2019
Joseph Beuys (1921 – 1986), currently on display at BASTIAN gallery, was a controversial German artist, whose work regularly caused public debate. Ritual and unorthodox materials, in particular animal fat and felt, characterize his wide-ranging artistic practice. His...
Stunning Abstracts by Seven Indian Modern PaintersAugust 2, 2019
It was the early 20th century when Modernism spread its wings in India owing to the introduction-exposure through various European artists. The exchange had already inspired the artists to experiment and delve deeper into their conscience in order...
Moving to Abstraction: Andreas Gursky’s RhineJuly 26, 2019
Andreas Gursky’s Rhine is an interesting piece that tells the transformation of a real-life picture into an abstract work of art. The move towards abstraction in painting has taken a long time ago, but it is not common...
All Faces of František KupkaMay 27, 2019
First time I came across František Kupka’s work was in the Centre Pompidou and I thought: “Wow, he was such an interesting guy and I never heard about him before!”. Not much has changed since then, I still...
People, Subways and Mystery – Early Rothko’s Paintings Will Surprise YouMay 13, 2019
There is no doubt that when we think of Mark Rothko (1903 – 1970), we see his large, abstract canvases, which were representations of human feelings and the human drama. They were painted from 1950 to 1970 and brought...
Hilma af Klint in the Guggenheim Museum and the Rethinking of Abstract ArtFebruary 27, 2019
I avoided seeing the Hilma af Klint—Paintings for the Future exhibition in New York City for months because I did not like the abstract artwork the Guggenheim used to advertise it. I thought the shapes in the paintings were...
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