Brothers in Arts: Afro-American Artists Charles White and Kerry J. MarshallFebruary 25, 2021
In 2019 the auction house Sotheby’s sold Kerry James Marshall’s painting Vignette 19 for $16 million. That’s a lot of money for a work by a living artist. But last year the same artist did even better. In May...
The Provocative Art of Pat DouthwaiteFebruary 24, 2021
Pat Douthwaite (1934-2002), a Scottish-born artist producing her most astonishing work during the 1960s and the first half of the 1970s, has been overlooked until more recently. Now however she is being discovered, and rightly so. Her art...
Gwen John in Post-Impressionist Paris: Interiors and IntrospectionFebruary 23, 2021
A glimpse into the life of the Welsh daughter who ran away to Paris to paint. Let us follow Gwen John in Post-Impressionist Paris. Gwendoline Mary John was born in Wales in 1876. A solicitor’s daughter who painted...
Michelangelo’s Pieta: An Ode to the SublimeFebruary 23, 2021
The Pietà – or Virgin of Pity – is the representation of the Blessed Virgin holding her divine son on her knees. This iconic type entered Italy after having spread to France and in Germany from the 14th...
The Most Iconic Sculptures by Richard SerraFebruary 22, 2021
Richard Serra is an American artist and sculptor involved in the Process Art Movement. He often constructs site-specific installations, made out of fiberglass, rubber, and most frequently steel on a scale that dwarfs the observer. His site-specific works challenge...
Alexandra Exter: From Russia to Paris with ArtFebruary 19, 2021
Alexandra Exter was a painter and designer of the Russian/Ukrainian avant-garde. Her work isn’t limited to just one genre or movement. She was a Cubo-Futurist, a Constructivist artist that influenced the Art Deco movement. Exter didn’t stick only...
The Stunning Botanical Art of Barbara Regina DietzschFebruary 19, 2021
Bavarian-born Barbara Regina Dietzsch (1706–1783) was one of the finest botanical artists and engravers of her time. Her work was unparalleled for its delicacy of execution and hyperrealistic detail. When we look at her work, we enter a...
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