The works that have marked the History of art

What are the works that have marked the history of (modern and) contemporary art? After moving away from classical art, these revolutions have opened new fields and infinite freedom. Avant-garde, revolutionary, audacious… they all marked a style. Duchamp, Picasso, Christo, Anish Kapoor, JR, have one thing in common; their status of pioneers. Artsper has selected 11 of these works and how they marked the history … Continue reading The works that have marked the History of art

The Art Market: 2016 Sales Record

1 million, 10 millions….60 ? How much can a work of art cost? Many people agree that art does not know crisis, unlike other markets or business, which are naturally linked to the social and economic circumstances. Nevertheless, the fervor and euphoria of 2015 is over and this year prices went down. Claude Monet’s piece Meule ranks  first place in the 2016 sales record, his … Continue reading The Art Market: 2016 Sales Record

How to encourage children to like art

Is there a minimum age to appreciate contemporary art ? Young children and teenagers are not part of the usual population of contemporary art exhibition venues and fairs and yet many studies show that making children aware of art has many virtues. Indeed, children are blessed with an immense creativity that awareness of art can, amongst many other things, allow them to preserve into adulthood. … Continue reading How to encourage children to like art

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

6 Reasons Why You Should Collect Prints and Multiples

Prints are often seen as low-class fine art. In reality, prints and multiples are quite valuable and just as impressive! Especially if you are new to the art world and looking to begin or expand your art collection. There are many different kinds of prints worth exploring, from lithographs to screen prints to etchings. Here are a few reasons why Artsper believes you should consider … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why You Should Collect Prints and Multiples

Contemporary Art in Barcelona

If your vacations bring you to the Catalan coast over the summer, Barcelona is not only about the Park Güell and la Sagrada Familia. Catalonia, and Barcelona more precisely, is home to many of the most famous Spanish artists of the 20th and 21th century and offers a variety of contemporary art museums and centers worth checking out. Discover Artsper suggestions of the best spots not … Continue reading Contemporary Art in Barcelona

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