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Wassily Kandinsky Syncs His Abstract Art to Mussorgsky’s Music in a Historic Bauhaus Theatre Production (1928)

European modernity may never had taken the direction it did without the significant influence of two Russian artists, Wassily Kandinsky and Modest …

Art History

Who Painted the First Abstract Painting?: Wassily Kandinsky? Hilma af Klint? Or Another Contender?

<i>Kandinsky, Untitled, 1910</i><p>Many painters today concentrate on producing abstract work — and a fair few of those have only ever produced abstract work. …

Art History

Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard celebrated in new exhibition

For 40 years, French painters Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard shared a close friendship, discussing art and women in letters and postcards. A new …

Art History

7 best new fonts of 2017

Like any design element, we all have our favourite fonts to fall back on. But you don’t want your work to get stale. So it’s good once in a while to …

Typography

Has Banksy's identity been revealed? | CNN Style

Written by By Zoha Qamar, CNN<p>British DJ Goldie might just have spoiled one of modern art's biggest mysteries: The identity of street artist Banksy.<p>In a podcast discussing the commodification of graffiti, the musician referred to the incognito icon as "Robert," appearing to confirm popular …

Street Art

Art Collector, Gallery Owner Adam Lindemann: Charlie Rose

On "Charlie Rose," a conversation with Adam Lindemann. He is an art collector and gallery owner with locations in New York and Los Angeles. He held …

Aaron Douglas

<b>Biography</b><p>Born in Topeka, Kansas, Aaron Douglas was a leading figure in the artistic and literary movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. He is …

Portraits of Sleeping People Come to Life in These Embroidered Pillows

It’s hard to tell where the portrait ends and the pillow begins in these plush sculptures by Maryam Ashkanian.<p>In a crafty way to capture people in the midst of their dreams, Iranian artist Maryam Ashkanian creates portraits of sleepers, which she embroiders onto fabric. and turns into pillows. The</i> …

Sculpture

The Met Just Put 375,000 Artworks In The Public Domain For Unrestricted Use

This is big.<p>On Tuesday morning, one of New York’s most prestigious art havens announced that it will place 375,000 images of its artworks in the public domain, allowing for free and unrestricted use of the collection. The works will now be licensed under Creative Commons, an American non-profit …

Museums

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

This major monographic exhibition is the largest museum retrospective to date of the work of American artist Kerry James Marshall (born 1955). …

All You Need to Know About Boccioni's Unique Forms of Continuity in Space

Emerging from the need for breaking off with the past, Italian Futurism was a celebration of technology, power, and modern life. The sculpture <i>Unique</i> …

Applying color theory to landscape photography

Color Theory can be an extremely complex subject, especially if you start looking at the mathematics and physics behind the theory itself. On a more …

A stitch through time: embroidery gives 1970s objects a second life – in pictures

Over the past decade, Swedish designer Ulla-Stina Wikander has collected cross-stitch embroideries from flea markets and vintage stores; her collection now contains more than 100 designs. In 2012 she started to use these embroideries to cover household objects from the 70s: a sewing machine, a …

Europe thought it had a monopoly on artistic genius. Hokusai proved it wrong

Japanese artists’ style was admired by Europe’s 19th-century avant-garde, but these prints and drawings reveal the inspired individuality they overlooked<p>In Jeff Wall’s 1993 photograph A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai), a disparate group of people are caught in a wild breeze. They seem liberated …

Art

Ignore the snobs – Monet is a contender for the greatest artist ever

A Monet pastel gifted to the Scottish National Gallery shows how powerful the impressionist is – a genius creator of poetic symbolism<p>Who is the greatest artist of all time? Names like Rembrandt, Michelangelo and Picasso spring to mind. Yet a very strong contender has to be Claude Monet.<p>That’s …

Art History

Ornate Kinetic Sculpture Fluidly Mimics a Hummingbird's Flight

Artist Derek Hugger utilized over 400 gears, screws, and custom pieces to create <i>Colibri</i>, his latest kinetic sculpture. Taking roughly 700 hours to complete, this wooden work of art gracefully mirrors a hummingbird in motion as it mesmerizes viewers with its enchanting appearance and elegant lines. …

Sculpture

Art Masterpiece Tool Box

What is Art Masterpiece?<p>Art Masterpiece is an opportunity for you to spend time in your child’s classroom, sharing beautiful pieces of art. You give …

10 Lessons Pablo Picasso Can Teach You

Pablo Picasso was one of the most prolific, creative, and inspirational artists who has ever lived. Here is a man who created his own destiny — who …

Artists

Road to nowhere: Martin Kollar's deadpan travel diary – in pictures

For his mysterious series Provisional Arrangement, award-winning Slovakian photographer Martin Kollár hints at droll, tragic stories

Everything And Then Some: Celebrating The Great Joe Kubert

Some comic creators are known for their work on a specific title, some for their association with a specific character, some for particular stylistic …

The man who mows grass masterpieces

Hidden meanings in The Garden of Earthly Delights

On the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch’s death, Fiona Macdonald picks out a few choice details from his most famous painting.<p>It’s not the most auspicious of song titles. ‘The Music Written on This Dude’s Butt’, however, has one of art’s most celebrated paintings as its inspiration. After …

Art History

The Remarkable Tiny Worlds Created Through the Photographic Memory of Miniaturist Dan Ohlmann

<i>“I’ve just contributed to world of dreamers”</i><p>Great Big Story takes a look at the remarkable miniature worlds crafted by the incredibly talented Dan …

"Pirate Printers" Are Using Manhole Covers to Print Urban Designs Directly onto Shirts and Totes

Who says you need a fancy printing press and machinery to create your own t-shirt designs? The Berlin collective called Raubdruckerin (“Pirate Printers”) have taken to their own city streets with only a paint roller, ink, and a keen eye for geometric patterns. The group finds street fixtures—like …

Street Art

I Believe Street Art Is All About The Placement

Hi! I am the UK street artist JPS and here is a small selection of my works chosen for their placement.<p>You can also see my previous post here.<p>Add New …

Street Art

Christo’s ‘Floating Piers’ Installation in Italy: Pictures

Italy

Is our greatest living artist sitting a little too comfortably? David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life, Royal Academy — review

David Hockney may have sprung to fame as a pop artist, but he has come to be regarded as the great champion of traditional artistic values. The Sixties wonder boy, now 78 and arguably Britain’s greatest living artist, bangs on endlessly about the value of drawing and hard observation. He has …

Artists

Bob and Roberta Smith is first artist to donate to new Tate Modern

Primary school children attend special preview of new gallery before public opening<p>Bob and Roberta Smith has become the first artist to donate work to the new Tate Modern after dozens of schoolchildren ran down the slope of the Turbine Hall shouting and holding his placards which spelled out: “All …