Cézanne’s Most Famous Paintings

Some would answer the question ‘What are Paul Cézanne’s most famous painting’ with a statement that there is no single most famous painting by him; all his paintings are famous!!   However, this is not entirely true, as some paintings are of higher quality, have more art historic value, while others we’ve never even seen as […]

Rose: Post-war Contemporary Artist Isa Genzken at New Museum

Isa Genzken’s 28-foot Rose II Arrives on the Bowery Acclaimed German Artist’s First Public Sculpture in the US. Genzken’s Rose is the second work in the New Museum’s Rotating Façade Program Last Saturday, November 13, 2010, the New Museum unveiled acclaimed German artist Isa Genzken’s first public artwork in the United States, installed on the […]

Frida Kahlo

Celebrating Frida Kahlo’s 103st birthday, we thought to highlight her on the blog today. Art by Frida Kahlo is Art on Frida Kahlo     Articles Featuring Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo Auto-biographical Artwork A glimpse of the real life of Frida Kahlo (video) The life of Diego Velasquez         Art Books on […]

Andy Warhol Arrived in Vienna With 35 Cars

What I’m referring to of course is the current Andy Warhol exhibition ‘Cars’ that the Albertina in Vienna is putting on currently till May 16 2010.   The show is called ‘ANDY WARHOL. CARS’, and holds works by Warhol, Fleury, Longo and Szarek. The Albertina expains: “CARS presents works from the Daimler Collection, by artists […]

Contemporary Art (Graffiti on Canvas) by Jean Michel Basquiat

I thought to feast the eye and nourish the soul with some paintings by Jean Michel Basquiat today. It’s Friday after all. I know that Basquiat’s work is not everybody’s cup of tea, but I personally love his work because it is vibrant, articulate, offers social commentary and is overall interesting: there’s stuff to see […]

Cubist Artist Juan Gris

Spanish Cubist Artist Juan Gris (1887-1927) was born in Madrid, with his original name Jose Victoriano Gonzalez. Gris was one of the lead artists in the cubist movement. As a painter, Gris was part of the ‘School of Paris’ (Ecole de Paris) -movement. Gris’s subject-matter was always his immediate surroundings: he produced still lifes composed […]

Christo & Jeanne-Claude – Interview, Environmental Art, Gates

Large-scale public art installations are conceptually and aesthetically daunting to produce. However, that is the easy part when compared to the physical labor and the public lobby involved to obtain permits, privileges and community consent. Ask Christo ~ arguably the most visible and widely known public artist alive today. Project for the Gates, IV Christo […]

Modern Art of Jim Dine Goes Beyond Hearts and Bathrobes – 4

This concludes the four part biography of Jim Dine. Jim Dine as Artist Today To conclude this article, here is a video of his show in New York City December 2008-February 2009. This show was the first New York show in 4 years at Pace. Jim Dine’s work is shown around the world, however, he […]

Modern Art of Jim Dine Goes Beyond Hearts and Bathrobes – 3

This is part 3 of the biography of modern artist Jim Dine, continuation of part 2. Motifs in the Art of Jim Dine Jim Dine has been depicting everyday household objects and his personal possessions as far ranging as hearts, hammers & other hardware tools, painting tools such brushes, palettes and canvases, bathrobes (self-portraits), as […]

Modern Art of Jim Dine Goes Beyond Hearts and Bathrobes – 2

This is part 2 of the biography of Jim Dine. Jim Dine as Masterful Artist of Many Trades As an artist, Jim Dine has explored a wide range of media for their expressive capabilities. He moved from happenings to paintings, drawings, printmaking, poetry, and later expanded into sculptures, photography and the production of book series. […]