Obsessed with Dots: Yayoi Kusama’s Endless Exploration of Infinity 

[Left] Kusama with her piece Dots Obsession, 2012, via AWARE, [Right] Yayoi Kusama (Courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art) | Source: thecollector.com

“With just one polka dot, nothing can be achieved. In the universe, there is the sun, the moon, the earth, and hundreds of millions of stars. All of us live in the unfathomable mystery and infinitude of the universe.”  By allowing audiences to lose themselves in the endless repetition of polka dots and mirrors, Japanese […]

Lucio Fontana and Radical Spatialist Concepts

Lucio Fontana and Radical Spatialist Concepts

Recently, the Sorol Art Museum in Gangwon Province in South Korea opened its doors to the public, showcasing its eagerly awaited architectural design by Meier Partners. The inaugural exhibition features the works of the art master and father of Spatialism, Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), marking a historic moment as his art exhibits for the first time […]

Marina Abramović: Beyond Body and Mind – Pioneering the Spirit of Performance Art

“The way to fight is not to reflect horror and put your spirit down. It’s to create something with beauty that gives you hope.” – Marina Abramović Heralded as the ‘godmother of performance art,’ Marina Abramović has defied convention for the past five decades and orchestrates a symphony of audience reactions through her visceral and […]

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 […]