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

Ever wanted to know what artists really think?

Artists are innovators and experimenters by nature, the last thing they desire is a limit to their creativity. Painting, sculpture, performance – whatever media that constitutes as art is but a symptom or piece of evidence for something larger: an idea. The idea-seed as I like to think of it, can be limitless, both in its intelligibility and in the manner it is expressed. So … Continue reading Ever wanted to know what artists really think?

“Cut-outs” according to Matisse

Henri Matisse was a genius at painting and drawing. Do we know much about his collages? The Tate Modern in London have dedicated a major retrospective to the Master, in order to explore another of his (many) facets. The collages appeared late and quite by chance in Matisse’s life. Illness slowed down his creativity, with Matisse spending most of his time at home. He was given … Continue reading “Cut-outs” according to Matisse