In the not-so-recent past, when someone wanted to buy art, they had to walk into a gallery in a major city. Although Hans Hofmann never joined the American Abstract Artists, he encouraged its membership and sent a letter of support when the organization was formally established. Yet, through his students, who represented not only a significant number of the membership, but an important counterbalance to the geometric formalists, Hofmann’s influence within the group was remarkable. Sunder points out that the art market is no longer about the gallery, but also includes publications, funding and residencies—a market for not getting paid”—and that she is present in some form within this”. Kim, J. (2015). Music therapy with children who have been exposed to ongoing child abuse and poverty: A pilot study. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 24(1), 27-43. His oeuvre is an amalgamation of performance and canvas, and defies easy categorization. As … 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. The rules of ‘Contemporary Arts’ could never trap him. During the 1920s, Laurens’ style evolved. He abandoned the sharp geometric shapes of ‘Cubism’ and adapted a less ‘Abstract’ and more sensuous ‘Curvilinear’ style to give a decorative effect. Critics often described Laurens’ works as innovative and uninhibited. His works spanned from ‘Collage Making,’ to ‘Poster Painting,’ to ‘Engraving,’ and ‘Theater Designing.’ “Bunch of Grapes” (1922), “Seated Woman” (1930), “Oceanid” (1933), “The Farewell” (1941), “Water Sprites” (1933), “Bathers” (1931), and “Autumn” (1948), are a few examples of the exceptional works he did in his lifetime. In 1938, he exhibited with Braque and Picasso, in the key Scandinavian cities. Knight, Christopher. The Barry Lowen Collection. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1986. Odell-Miller, H. … Read the rest