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As our access to open air and meeting in public places returns, we can look to these artists to remind us what summer is for after the trying year of 2020.
Pop Art emerged in the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1950s. The work of pop artists often elevates seemingly mundane or mass-produced items and imagery as a critique of the fine art world and its elitist tendencies.
Since its 1996 debut, Pokémon has grown into a worldwide, pop-cultural phenomenon. For Japanese fans, however, Pokémon carries far more cultural significance due to its strong connection to the still widely practiced Shinto faith.
Endearingly called Little Sister, this mini is actually a replica of the original plaster model from 1878. After ten years of installation at the National Museum of Arts and Crafts (CNAM), she's off to the United States.
The first African American painter to receive international critical acclaim, expressive realist Henry Ossawa Tanner exhibited at the Paris Salon, received honors from the French government, and mentored and influenced other iconic artists.
Judith beheading Holofernes is one of the most popular art historical subjects of all time. The biblical story began to appear in artwork during the Renaissance and continues to be reinterpreted to this day—most often as a means for modern artists to put their work in conversation with art history at large.
With the potential to be the agency’s largest dollar-based increase of all time, this proposal would be applied to the 2022 budget currently under review by Congress.
As American states levy an unprecedented amount of anti-trans bill proposals, the art of drag is gaining traction. We’ve rounded up artists who, whether working in drag or drag adjacent, have contributed to the elevation of drag within the social conscious.
Titled Auvers, painted in 1890, and signed “Vincent” on the back, has not yet been authenticated but, if it is, it will become the largest Van Gogh painting and the only one made on a square canvas.
The Museo Nacional del Prado, or Prado Museum, was founded in 1819 and is located in Madrid. The collection began with and still significantly consists of items from the Spanish Royal Family’s collection.