Agents of Change: Printmaking in Art

Agents of Change: Printmaking in Art

In this edition of our article series Agents of Change, we learn about the history of printmaking in art in all its different shapes and forms.

Artland Magazine8 days ago

Den Frie, Artists’ Autumn Exhibition 2019

Den Frie, Artists’ Autumn Exhibition 2019

On the occasion of the 2019 Artists' Autumn Exhibition at Den Frie, we look at Denmark's own Salon des Réfuses and some of this year's most intriguing participants.

Artland Magazine12 days ago

Art Movement: Pictures Generation

Art Movement: Pictures Generation

The Pictures Generation was a loosely-knit group of artists in the '70s and '80s concerned with questions of representation and appropriation.

Artland Magazine12 days ago

The Fascinating Physics of Jackson Pollock’s “Drip” Paintings

The Fascinating Physics of Jackson Pollock’s “Drip” Paintings

Researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Brown University studied the defining characteristics of Pollock’s techniques, which may help authenticate his action paintings.

Hyperallergic16 days ago

Five Leonardo Scholars Selected Their Favorite Work by the Italian Master. None Picked ‘Mona Lisa’

Five Leonardo Scholars Selected Their Favorite Work by the Italian Master. None Picked ‘Mona Lisa’

As excitement and intrigue surrounding the Italian master continues to build, ARTnews asked five experts and scholars one seemingly simple question: What is your favorite Leonardo work? Their responses, which follow below, may surprise you.

Art News16 days ago

The Clyfford Still Museum Uncovered a Trove of the Artist’s Tapes. Here Is What They Teach Us About One of History’s Most Private Painters

The Clyfford Still Museum Uncovered a Trove of the Artist’s Tapes. Here Is What They Teach Us About One of History’s Most Private Painters

For years, the Miami-based filmmaker and collector Dennis Scholl had wanted to make a documentary about his favorite artist, Clyfford Still. But he needed an excuse. Five years ago, the Clyfford Still Museum dropped one in his lap.

Artnet16 days ago

Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent Will Star in an Upcoming Film About an Epic Real-Life Art Heist

Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent Will Star in an Upcoming Film About an Epic Real-Life Art Heist

In the summer of 1961, a man snuck into the National Gallery in London through an open window in the men’s bathroom and snatched Francisco Goya’s Portrait of the Duke of Wellington from its easel display. He then slipped back out the window, committing the first-ever theft from the museum, a heist that captivated England for years.

Artnet21 days ago

FEATURES Museum Directors Under 40: A Brief History of 20 Young Leaders Who Helped Shape Their Institutions

FEATURES Museum Directors Under 40: A Brief History of 20 Young Leaders Who Helped Shape Their Institutions

Before World War II many museums directors were below the age of 40.” While youthful directors have become somewhat less common in recent years—perhaps a sign of the rising professionalization of the art industry—they do still arise.

Art News23 days ago

Why ‘Outsider Art’ Is a Problematic but Helpful Label

Why ‘Outsider Art’ Is a Problematic but Helpful Label

What makes someone truly an outsider? Is it a question of attitude, access, opportunity? Does it simply mean a certain rebellious streak, an aversion to the mainstream?

Artsya month ago

Charles Pollock, ETC galerie d'art, Paris

Charles Pollock, ETC galerie d'art, Paris

ETC galerie d'art in Paris exhibits important mature works from late 1950s and early 1960s by the painter Charles Pollock, largely unknown brother of Jackson.

Artland Magazinea month ago

Stories of Iconic Artworks: Guernica

Stories of Iconic Artworks: Guernica

In 1937, the Basque town Guernica was bombed by fascists. When the news reached Picasso, he was moved to create Guernica, which became an anti-war emblem.

Artland Magazinea month ago

Art Movement: De Stijl

Art Movement: De Stijl

Read about De Stijl, an art movement led by pioneering Dutch abstract artists Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg between 1917 and 1931.

Artland Magazinea month ago

Changing the narrative: African American artists Wangechi Mutu and Kehinde Wiley harness the rhetoric of monumental public sculpture.

Changing the narrative: African American artists Wangechi Mutu and Kehinde Wiley harness the rhetoric of monumental public sculpture.

African American artists Kehinde Wiley and Wangechi Mutu are using public art monuments to stake new claims for the marginalised in contemporary society.

Artland Magazine2 months ago

How Scholars and Curators Helped Create an International Art Market for Pioneering American Modernist Marden Hartley

How Scholars and Curators Helped Create an International Art Market for Pioneering American Modernist Marden Hartley

“My first feeling, aside from that they were brilliant, was kind of embarrassment that I didn’t know this artist,” Seeberg told artnet News in a phone interview. “I felt this gap in my knowledge of American art needed filling.”

Artnet2 months ago

The Naughtiest Artworks In Art History

The Naughtiest Artworks In Art History

We all have a cheeky side don’t we? Come on, admit it, you do! Artists throughout history have also made works that push the limit, so in order to brighten up your day with some light-hearted curated content, here’s our list of some of the naughtiest works in art history ;)

The Art Gorgeous2 months ago

Abstract Expressionism: Action, Colour Fields and Emotion

Abstract Expressionism: Action, Colour Fields and Emotion

Abstract Expressionism was a post-war art movement that placed New York at the centre of the art world in the 1940s and 1950s.

Artland Magazine2 months ago

Van Gogh Had Many Friends, and Even a Girlfriend. A New Show Seeks to Debunk the Myth of the ‘Lonely, Tormented Artist’

Van Gogh Had Many Friends, and Even a Girlfriend. A New Show Seeks to Debunk the Myth of the ‘Lonely, Tormented Artist’

“Like everyone else,” he wrote. “I have need of relationships of friendship or affection or trusting companionship, and am not like a street pump or lamp-post, whether of stone or iron, so that I can’t do without them without perceiving an emptiness and feeling their lack, like any other generally civilized and highly respectable man.”

Artnet2 months ago

‘An important work by Titian has been hiding in plain sight

‘An important work by Titian has been hiding in plain sight

In 1905, the American industrialist and collector Henry Clay Frick acquired a portrait by Titian of Pietro Aretino, the 16th-century writer and libertine. Since the Frick Collection opened in 1935, it has been one of the museum’s masterpieces and has hung in the Living Hall, to the right of Giovanni Bellini’s Saint Francis in the Desert.

Apollo Magazine2 months ago

Art Movement: Futurism

Art Movement: Futurism

Read about Futurism, the 20th century art movement born in Italy, which celebrated movement, technology and the modern age.

Artland Magazine2 months ago

How Six Female Artists in Post-Revolutionary Mexico Broke Down the Borders Between Fine Art and Design

How Six Female Artists in Post-Revolutionary Mexico Broke Down the Borders Between Fine Art and Design

In 1935, Clara Porset settled in Mexico City in political exile from her native Cuba. Well-traveled, and especially well-connected, the designer and educator was a student of international Modernism, having trained in Cuba, New York, and Paris before studying with Bauhaus émigrés Josef and Anni Albers at North Carolina’s famed Black Mountain College.

Artnet2 months ago

Art Movement: Suprematism

Art Movement: Suprematism

In Suprematism, artists strove for totally abstract art. Their search was for the 'zero degree' of painting, beyond which the medium would cease to be art.

Artland Magazine3 months ago

Dr. Seuss Dreamed Up a Guide to Art History That Was Never Published—Until Now

Dr. Seuss Dreamed Up a Guide to Art History That Was Never Published—Until Now

Parents, art fans, and horse lovers everywhere all have something to rejoice about: There’s a helpful new museum guide, ready to teach us about art history from ancient Chinese art to the Italian Renaissance to modernism. He is a talking horse.

Artnet3 months ago

A Brief Survey Of The Best Boobs In Art History

A Brief Survey Of The Best Boobs In Art History

Stop what you’re doing and take a look at these art historical titties. Luckily (or unfortunately?), we work in one of the only industries where looking at nudes all day isn’t considered NSFW. (The other is porn). That means that, unlike your finance friends, you can safely scroll through the hottest new art account at your desk. Meet @titsfromthepast, your new go-to source for expertly painted boobies. The name is wonderfully literal: expect an uninterrupted compilation of tits in art.

The Art Gorgeous3 months ago

The Mega-Dealers Who Ate the Art World

The Mega-Dealers Who Ate the Art World

I can remember, as if yesterday, at 420 West Broadway seeing Leo Castelli in his office behind the glass wall. How very different is Larry Gagosian’s present gallery at 980 Madison Avenue, where his office is out of sight.

Hyperallergic3 months ago

The Female Patrons Who Shaped Art History

The Female Patrons Who Shaped Art History

Art patronage connects aesthetic taste with power. By purchasing paintings and sculptures, collectors become tastemakers, support artists’ careers, and—through portraiture—generate enduring images of themselves. Art can also serve diplomacy: When collectors host a political fundraiser in rooms filled with work by marginalized artists or give a world leader a portrait of themselves as a gift, they signal specific values and ambitions. By commissioning public buildings, churches, and museums, patrons create potent architectural spaces for preserving their legacies and that of their artwork.

Artsy3 months ago