Remembering Brice Marden – In Search of Feelings, No Rules

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“Remember that an artist’s life is an intense search for truth. This search takes many forms. Every one of these forms demands its own disciplines.” – Brice Marden On August 9th, 2023, the world lost Brice Marden at the age of 84, the celebrated abstract artist whose work was defined by experimentation and exploration of […]

The Genius of Joan Mitchell and Memories of Landscapes

The Genius of Joan Mitchell and Memories of Landscapes

The first generation of Abstract Expressionism brought us masterpieces by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning. Robert Motherwell, and Franz Kline. Through dynamic and energetic visuals, these American abstract artists emphasized spontaneity and departure from conventional techniques. With Abstract Expressionism dominating the New York art scene in the 1950s, a new generation of artists emerged – […]

Edward Hopper’s Symbolism of Urban Solitude and Social Distancing

Edward Hopper's Symbolism of Urban Solitude and Social Distancing

The term ‘life’ as used in art is something not to be held in contempt, for it applies to all of its existence, and the province of art is to react to it and not to shun it. – Edward Hopper  Edward Hopper was an American realist painter who died of natural causes on May […]

In Contemplation of Lines and Scribbles – Cy Twombly’s Beautiful Writing

In Contemplation of Lines and Scribbles – Cy Twombly’s Beautiful Writing

“Graffiti is linear and it’s done with a pencil, and it’s like writing on walls. But in my paintings it’s more lyrical.” –  Cy Twombly From August 2nd to October 30th, 2022, The J. Paul Getty Museum presents Cy Twombly: Making Past Present, an exhibition that explores the celebrated American artist’s creative journey, which was […]

21 Must-See Art Films for Art Lovers

21 Must-See Art Films for Art Lovers

No, it’s not your imagination – summers are getting hotter. This year, the US had its hottest summer on record, reaching temperatures that haven’t been felt since 1936! Heat spikes not only post physical health threats, but they can affect our mental health and well-being too. With global warming making heat waves more likely, it’s […]

Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon: An Iconic Artistic Rivalry and Friendship

Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon An Iconic Artistic Rivalry and Friendship

In 1964, Francis Bacon executed a 78 x 58 ⅛ in. portrait depicting Lucian Freud, his fellow artist, constant companion, and rival. And on June 29th, 2022, the painting titled Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud achieved £43.3 million (USD $52 million) at Sotheby’s London Sales, making it the most expensive contemporary painting offered in […]

Henri Matisse: Master of Color and Light

Henri Matisse Master of Color and Light

Color helps to express light, not the physical phenomenon, but the only light that really exists, that in the artist’s brain. – Henri Matisse The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) recreates Henri Matisse’s The Red Studio (L’Atelier rouge) (1911), bringing together seven paintings, three sculptures, and one ceramic plate for a mini retrospective titled “Matisse: […]

Protecting Your Art and Market Value: Strategies for Collectors

Protecting Your Art and Market Value Strategies for Collectors

If you’re new to art collecting, you’ve probably come to realize that there’s more to it than purchasing the artwork. Once you are the proud owner of a piece, you become responsible for its safe-keeping, cleanliness, maintenance, and preservation. And if you’ve decided not to display it for whatever reason, you’ll need to store it […]

An Exploration of Cave Paintings: The Story of Humanity’s Longest Art Form

An Exploration of Cave Paintings The Story of Humanity’s Longest Art Form

In May 2022, a team of researchers published the details of what is now recognized as the largest known ancient cave art image in the US. The record-breaking cave painting of a nearly 10 feet long serpent-like figure is more than 1,000 years old. The Indigenous Americans that left the etchings on the cave ceiling […]

Andy Warhol and Marilyn: A Connection That Gave Us Iconic Art

Andy Warhol and Marilyn A Connection That Gave Us Iconic Art

Andy Warhol’s iconic Shot Sage Blue Marilyn (1964) painting has recently secured the world-record price for artwork at auction. Warhol’s portrait of Marilyn Monroe painting sold for $195 million in under four minutes — beating the record previously set by a 1995 Pablo Picasso painting that auctioned for $179.4 million in 2015. The 40-by-40-inch acrylic […]

Art Authentication for Artists – How to Protect Yourself in the Digital Age

Art Authentication for Artists – How to Protect Yourself in the Digital Age

The digital era has changed the art world forever for the better with new mediums, increased access to audiences, and innovative platforms for art transactions. But with the good comes the bad. Indeed, the internet has given artists and art enthusiasts around the world more access to the art marketplace, art communities, art education, and […]

Fashion and Contemporary Art: A Perfect Match

Fashion and Contemporary Art A Perfect Match

Is fashion art? Can art be fashion? These arguments should no longer exist thanks to a long history that has witnessed how the two creative cultures have collided, collaborated, and crossed over time and time again. Fashion and art both have stories to tell and messages to communicate to their audiences. Bold or understated, loud […]