Vincent Willem van Gogh or Vincent van Gogh or Van Gogh or Vincent Gogh, was one of the finest Dutch artists, who is also called as the father of Expressionism. Although Jackson Pollock’s black paintings are sometimes referred to as ‘black and white’, works by other painters such as Kooning, Motherwell, and Kline better fit the ‘black and white’ tag. The primary colour in Pollock’s paintings is black. Hecker, P. (2012). Turkish Metal: Music, Meaning, and Morality in a Muslim Society. London; New York: Routledge. Landau, Ellen G. The French Sources for Hans Hofmann’s Ideas on the Dynamics of Color-Created Space” (includes artist’s statements). Arts Magazine 51, no. 2 (October 1976): pp. 76-81. Did the music-making experience make the testing situation more enjoyable for the people in this study? Perhaps. What this study does show is that music can help to reveal cognitive and creative abilities that lie hidden beneath … Read the rest

Inspired by the radical innovations of late 19th-century painters and sculptors, 20th-century modernists pushed art to new frontiers of expression and abstraction, rewriting the rules about what constituted art and how its materials could be used. Art Nouveau is an international style of art, architecture and applied art, especially the decorative arts, known in different languages by different names: Jugendstil in German, Stile Liberty in Italian, Modernisme in Catalan, etc. In English it is also known as the Modern Style (not to be confused with Modernism and Modern architecture). The style was most popular between 1890 and 1910. It was a reaction against the academic art, eclecticism and historicism of 19th century architecture and decoration. It was often inspired by natural forms such as the sinuous curves of plants and flowers. Other characteristics of Art Nouveau were a sense of dynamism and movement, often given by asymmetry or “whiplash” curves, … Read the rest

Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971, Camden, NJ; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) makes paintings, collages, photography, video, and installations that draw on art history and popular culture to create a contemporary vision of female sexuality, beauty, and power. Your grandfathers paintings are a American as apple pie. His nostalgic patina of nineteet-century rural imagery is classic. I especially Christina’s World, the abstract qualities of light, time,form and space places his work at the pinnacle of American fine art. Thanks for sharing. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT. Connecticut Collects: An Exhibition of Privately Owned Works of Art in Connecticut. 4 October – 3 November 1957. Catalogue with text by Charles C. Cunningham. Annual Exhibition 1963 – Contemporary American Painting. Exh. cat. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1963. Seitz, William C. The Responsive Eye. Exh. cat. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1965. 70 Years of Abstract Painting—Excerpts, Jason McCoy … Read the rest

Lyonel Charles Feininger or Lyonel Feininger, the German-American ‘Expressionist’ painter, printmaker, and caricaturist, was born on July 17, 1871. These auction houses run by their own rules, generating what sometimes seems like a “wild, wild East” atmosphere. It is, for example, fairly common for a house to get consignments directly from artists, who then use the sales to establish prices for their works on the primary market. More often, now that China has hundreds of galleries, dealers come to a sale with buyers in tow, publicly bidding up works to establish “record prices” and advertise their artists. This kind of bidding ring would be considered illegal in the United States, but in China it is viewed as a savvy business practice. There is little regulation of auction houses and few developed legal norms in the field, so that even when buyers have grievances-with fakes and forgeries, for example-they do not … Read the rest

Piet Mondrian (born March 7, 1872) was a Dutch painter who played a pioneering role in bringing art forms, such as ‘Neo-Plasticism’ and ‘Cubism,’ into limelight. Steiner, Rochelle. Art for Architecture, Architecture for Art.” Ellsworth Kelly. Exh. cat. London: Serpentine Gallery, 2006: 18-29. Women of Action, on view in the Saundra B. and William H. Lane Galleries, builds on recent scholarship and recognizes the contributions of Joan Mitchell, Grace Hartigan, Helen Frankenthaler, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner and ceramicist Toshiko Takaezu to the formation and expansion of action painting in the mid-20th century, a movement typically credited to their male counterparts. The artist studied at the University of South Carolina from 1947-48. Jasper then moved to New York in 1948, where he attended the Parsons School of Design. Here, he met the likes of Robert Rauschenberg, an artist, Merce Cunningham, a choreographer, and John Cage, a composer, with whom Jasper … Read the rest