Dadaism or Dada is an art movement of the early twentieth century characterized by irreverence, subversion, and nonsense. Dada art, performance, and poetry emerged in Zurich as a reaction to the horror and misfortune of World War I.
Even as the art world continues to make strides toward gender equity, its history still holds major gaps. One such gap is the work of artist Jeanne Coppel. The Romanian-born French painter was a trailblazer in the use of abstraction in the 20th century.
Last week, TEFAF, The European Fine Arts Fair, opened its 36th edition in the quaint Dutch town of Maastrict. Just like any art fair, it was filled with celebrity shoppers, representatives of the top museums and galleries, and filled with thousands of artworks.
A visual history of Zoroastrianism—allegedly humanity’s oldest monotheistic religion—materializes only to the most determined eyes. Buried under millennia of crucifixes, stars of David, and crescent moons, symbols of this four-thousand-year-old faith have been overshadowed and repurposed as cultural and political motifs; yet like its worshippers, Zoroastrian art has not vanished, but rather learned silently to adapt and influence.
From anti-semites to abusers, this list is full of truly disheartening facts about artists who made some of the most beautiful work. There has long been an association between caustic temperaments and creative genius. But is this just an excuse developed by said jerks to get away with, quite literally in some instances, murder?
You may know the Dia Foundation from their renowned upstate escape, Dia Beacon. And while this arts center is a gem of contemporary art and sculpture, the Foundation’s work goes far beyond this singular location.
British sculptor Phyllida Barlow challenged the conventions of sculpture for over fifty years. On Monday, Barlow’s gallery Hauser & Wirth, confirmed her recent passing. She was 78.
Caspar David Friedrich, like other Romantic painters, established landscape paintings as a dominant genre in Western art. Friedrich’s coming of age was during a time when materialistic society began to favor spirituality. The artist followed this shift in ideals through expressing the natural world as a divine creation, a separate entity from human civilization. As French sculptor David d’Angers said, he was a man who had discovered “the tragedy of landscape.”
The mysteries of the life and inner-working of Vincent van Gogh have captivated art lovers for over a century. This month, a researcher with a keen eye made a discovery that gives us further insight into his last days and final masterpiece.
John Constable, a British landscape painter, is known for his works that capture ordinary daily life.