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25 Contemporary Artworks You Need to See

Contemporary Art is generally classified as artworks made during or after 1945, so from just after the Second World War right up to modern day. Within this period there is a huge range in styles, genres, and approaches, and it can be hard to know where to start. Artsper has brought together 25 examples of contemporary artwork that we think are most important to know about – from the most famous pieces to the lesser known, rising talents. Continue reading 25 Contemporary Artworks You Need to See

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

How can Abstract Expressionism be defined?

From Mark Rothko‘s monochromes to Jackson Pollock‘s chaotic paintings… Abstract Expressionism encompasses artists that, at first glance, seem to have nothing in common in their ways of painting. This art movement born in New York after the Second World War propelled its American figures onto the international scene – and lead to the dethronement of Paris as capital of the art world. Today, the artists … Continue reading How can Abstract Expressionism be defined?

When fashion designers draw inspiration from artists

Art and fashion have always been linked. In fashion, the conception of any piece of clothing comprehends a phase of artistic creation as much for haute couture as ready-to-wear. The history of fashion, in the same way as that of art, has had its fair share of revolutions and many of big artists’ visionary ideas have crossed over into the creations of their fashion designing … Continue reading When fashion designers draw inspiration from artists

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 Abstract Expressionism

The start of World War II in 1939 pushed many European artists into exile in the US. The surrealists came to New York bringing with them their expressive freedom, their pictorial identity and their theory of automatism. Future abstract expressionists such as Pollock and Rothko discovered their works at the MoMA. The New York School arose from the meeting of American painters looking for new … Continue reading A Short Guide to Abstract Expressionism