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Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) is one of history's best-known artists. Despite struggles with depression and psychosis Van Gogh became a master of Post-Impressionism. Van Gogh paintings like The Starry Night dazzle and inspire anyone lucky enough to see them in person. The artist's colorful life and paintings make him a tragic yet compelling figure to modern audiences.
French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) is arguably best known for her gargantuan spider sculptures. Though many find them unsettling, the artist has described her arachnids as protectors who provide a “defense against evil.”
Grisaille made a name for itself in European artwork. Literally meaning “greyness” in French from the prefix gris, the method reached its peak of prominence during the sixteenth century. The technique was initially limited to underpainting but it soon took on a life of its own.
Printmaking is an artform so ubiquitous we often take it for granted. From the screen-printed shirts we wear every day to the leaflets and posters we see on the street, the omnipresence of images in our world owes a huge debt to printmaking.
When you ask people to name their favorite artist, the same names always seem to come up. In this roundup, we shine the spotlight back on our favorite lesser-known female artists. Perhaps after reading our roundup, you will walk away with a new favorite artist!
The latest issue of Sekka Magazine is dedicated to womanhood. Here are five stories from Sekka that explores Arab womanhood in the arts.
Illinois-born dancer Loïe Fuller (1862-1928) took Paris by storm in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She was famous throughout both North America and Europe for her groundbreaking multimedia Serpentine Dance, glimpses of which endure in photographs and the films she herself created.
Whether you’re looking for an artist community, some true-crime-esque art world thrills, or simply wish to boost your art knowledge—historic or contemporary—we have ten art podcasts recommendations for you.
The New Museum’s retrospective of Faith Ringgold seems especially timely. The exhibition reveals how Ringgold’s work sees race not only as a matter of identity politics, but also as foundational to U.S. history, and how Black lives mattered to its creation. 
The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) is making its return to Park Avenue Armory for its 62nd Edition.