10 Things to Know about Marc Chagall

Watching his beloved city of Vitebsk crumble under the anti-semitic pogroms, Chagall’s whimsical works longingly depict the peasant lifestyle of his home. Although he was a central figure in modernist art, Chagall’s paintings repeatedly paid tribute to tradition and the past. Artsper brings you ten facts about the man behind the flying cows and dancing fiddlers. Continue reading 10 Things to Know about Marc Chagall

The modern art movements you should know

With the transition to the twentieth century, modern art took off. Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Malevitch, the Delaunay and all the others constituted a flourishing vanguard that was divided in numerous artistic currents during the first half of the century. The experiments were multiplied by painters who always ventured farther into the unknown…To immerse yourself in all the artistic movements that compose the history of modern … Continue reading The modern art movements you should know

Georges Braque seen by his peers

An essential figure of modern painting, Georges Braque was “a French painter par excellence”. As much for his reflections linked to Fauvism as for those linked to Cubism, he marked modern art history with artworks that trace the many French artistic advances of the 20th century… Rediscover this discreet and determined artists through the eyes of 5 of his fellow artists. De gauche à droite : Maisons … Continue reading Georges Braque seen by his peers

Contemporary Art: 10 things to do on the French Riviera

The days get longer, nice weather rolls around, weekends seem to stretch on, and even Parisians have a smile on their lips: ah yes, it must be May! The perfect time to leave town, travel, go swimming, get a tan, in short, to forget your worries and take it easy. Artsper recommends you pack your bags and click your way over to the French Riviera. … Continue reading Contemporary Art: 10 things to do on the French Riviera

Intriguing artists: 8 interesting facts

 Art History is a tricky subject, Artsper reveals a few interesting facts on major artists.   Jackson Pollock worked as a janitor in a primary school with his brother.    Pablo Picasso was one of the suspects in the stealing of the Mona Lisa in 1911. He was arrested by the police and interrogated to be finally released.   Madrid’s school of art expelled Salvador … Continue reading Intriguing artists: 8 interesting facts

A Short Guide to Cubism

Cubism is considered to be one of the most significant visual art styles of the early 1900’s. The movement has it’s origins in Cezanne’s paintings and was initiated in Paris by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. The influential art critic, Louis Vauxcelles is credited with coining  the term ‘Cubism’ after seeing the landscapes Braque had painted at l’Estaque in 1908. These landscapes were reminiscent of … Continue reading A Short Guide to Cubism