Artists with style

Fashion week season is upon us, after New York and London, it’s currently doing its rounds in Milan before heading up to Paris. Bloggers, fashionistas, designers, models and celebrities are out and about in their best (and sometimes most quirky) outfits. If you don’t want to feel left out, why not draw inspiration from Artsper’s selection of the most fashionable artists! JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT Why ? … Continue reading Artists with style

Humour in Modern and Contemporary Art

Traditionnally, we have this idea that art is supposed to be a serious matter and humorous art would be on the lowest ladders of our mental scale. However, artworks that make us smile or laugh seem to be invading galleries and art fairs: quips, tricks played to the spectator, pile-ups of incongruous objects and so on. We can even wonder if this phenomenon is not … Continue reading Humour in Modern and Contemporary Art

Good to Know: Surrealism

{Surrealism, literary and artistic movement born in the early 1900’s, is caracterised by its different approaches of expression and creativity that use psychic forces: automatisms, dreams and the subconscious… Artsper has selected ten key facts to reading and understanding the surrealist movement} {First and foremost, surrealism is not an artistic movement. Originally, it was a literary movement but also a philosophy and a way of … Continue reading Good to Know: Surrealism

Magritte and the birth of Surrealism

Born in 1898, Magritte is considered as one of the key players in the surrealism movement. Focus on this renowned artist as the most important Belgian artist of the 20th century. Magritte was born in 1898 in Lessines in Belgium. After the suicide of his mother, he was educated by governesses and moved house repeatedly. During the adolescence the young René started to paint in … Continue reading Magritte and the birth of Surrealism