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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

Exhibitions to see this month!

Several new exhibitions will be held in the capital this weekend !  Artsper has made an eclectic selection of the most appealing ones so that you do not miss them. The choice is going to be difficult…There are also two exhibitions taking place in London and Rome, the perfect opportunity for an arty getaway!  PARIS From Zurbaran to Rothko – The collection of Alicia Koplowitz … Continue reading Exhibitions to see this month!

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?

Rothko

10 Things to Know about Mark Rothko

Mystic reverie, religious contemplation, meditative ecstasy, color intoxication, atmospheric levitation, enigmatic bliss… It’s difficult to find a word, a concept or an idea to describe the works of Mark Rothko. They impose themselves, they are contemplated  passively and they absorb us completely. The spectator is struck by the large fields of color, their gaze is bewitched without the mind being able to understand or clearly … Continue reading 10 Things to Know about Mark Rothko

May Sales: Golden Week for Christie’s and Sotheby’s

In May, great collectors flock to New York. A great ball takes place there: evening sales of modern and contemporary art with Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Artsper and Achetezdel’art.com decrypt the event for you. Untitled (15 one dollar bills), Andy Warhol In this new kind of sport, each sale is a well-regulated social ritual seen like a round of boxing between very wealthy gentlemen. In realizing … Continue reading May Sales: Golden Week for Christie’s and Sotheby’s

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