Rodchenko - The Museum of Modern Art, New York presented the
first U.S. retrospective of the work of Aleksandr Rodchenko
(1891-1956), one of the leading Russian artists in the period
following the revolution of October 1917. On view from June 25
through October 6, 1998, the exhibition comprised more than 300
works in a wide range of mediums and included an approximate
reconstruction of the Workers' Club that Rodchenko
designed for the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs
et Industriels Modernes.
Banksy - British street
artist with international reputation. Also go here and to Wikipediaarticle.
Subversive, political and satirical art and grafitti.
Carolee Scheeman - Multidisciplinary artist. Transformed the definition of art,
especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. The
history of her work is characterized by research into archaic
visual traditions, pleasure wrested from suppressive taboos, the
body of the artist in dynamic relationship with the social
Carey Young -
Contemporary visual artist: selected works and information.
Jeanne-Claude - The temporary large-scale environmental works
(urban and rural) of Christo and his partner/wife, Jeanne-Claude, are shown here, exhibiting elements of
painting, sculpture, architecture and urban planning.
Claude Monet - Monet's
works, house and garden at Giverny, biography,
David Lance Goines -
Posters, books, and writings of Goines, the graphic artist of fine
arts posters based in Berkeley, California, and especially
well-known there for works commissioned by Alice Waters' Chez Panisse restaurant.
Rivera - WikiPaintings - A Mexican muralist painter, Diego
Rivera was an outspoken member of the Mexican communist party
and husband to painter Frida Kahlo. Rivera began
drawing at the age of three, one year after the death of his twin
brother Carlos. His father built him a studio with chalkboard and
canvas on the walls to keep him from drawing on the walls and
furniture. At the age of ten, he studied at the Academy of San
Carlos, and at the age of 21 was sponsored by the governor of
Veracruz to study art in Europe. While in Europe, he traveled and
studied in Madrid, Paris, and Italy, and befriended many of the
famous Paris artists of the time, including Amadeo Modigliani,
Ilya Ehrenburg, Chaim Soutine, Max Jacob, and Moise
Kisling. He witnessed the birth of cubism, led by Pablo
Picasso and Georges Braque, which he enthusiastically
embraced, and was also inspired by the post-impressionism of Paul Cezanne. See Frozen
Escher: The World of
Escher - M.C. Escher was a Dutch graphic
artist, most recognized for spatial illusions, impossible
buildings, repeating geometric patterns (tessellations),
and his techniques in woodcutting and lithography. At this site you
can browse and learn more about some of Escher's best
Vermeer - Provides a thorough and organic presentation of the
art, life and cultural milieu of Vermeer.
Giotto - The
Scrovegni Chapel (Arena Chapel) - Giotto is often
regarded as the founder on modern painting, as he broke away from
the static stereotyped conventions of his day. The Arena
Chapel is one of the most effective places to make a study of Giotto, for it is here he shows the full scope of his
Goya - A suite of etchings from Los Desastres De La Guerra
(The Disasters of War).
Gunilla Skold Feiler - Selections from exhibits constructed between 1996 and 2001. The
focus is on three exhibits: Sound and Space at Zagreb's
Contemporary Art Museum during 1999; Even the Blood Must
Sleep at HaMumche in Tel Aviv during 2000; and Orient
Occident at Forum in Stockholm during 2000.
Guy Denning - Official
site. English contemporary artist and painter based in France. He
is the founder of the Neomodern group, a former member of Stuckism
International, and part of the urban art scene in Bristol.
Janet Hamlin - Hamlin has been sketching the tribunals in Guantanamo Bay,
Cuba as the sole courtroom artist from 2006 to present. Works in
both traditional and digital media.
Jeremy Deller - An
English conceptual, video and installation artist. He won the Turner Prize in 2004. Deller is known for his Battle of Orgreave (2001), a reenactment of the actual
Battle of Orgreave which occurred during the UK miners'
strike in 1984. From 2007-2011, Deller served as a Trustee
of the Tate Gallery. See Wikipedia.
John Heartfield - Heartfield's grandson places his grandfather's art here.
Also see WSWS and Wikipedia articles on Heartfield, a pioneer in the use of art as a
political weapon. His photomontages were anti-Nazi anti-Fascist
statements. Heartfield also created book jackets for authors such
as Upton Sinclair, as well as stage sets for such noted
playwrights as Bertold Brecht and Erwin
Foundation - Advances the education of the public by the
promotion of their appreciation of the fine arts and in particular
the works of sculptor Henry Moore. The Foundation's collection consists of 650 sculptures plus
400 original plasters and the objets trouves left in Moore's maquette studio, 3000 drawings including 30
sketchbooks, and 8000 states and proofs of lithographs and
Jason Bruges Studio - Internationally renowned for producing innovative installations, interventions and ground breaking works. This practice involves creating interactive spaces and surfaces that sit between the world of architecture, site specific installation art and interaction design. Considered a pioneer of this hybrid in-between space, Bruges has subsequently paved the way for a new genre of design studios, artists and designer-makers.
Kevin Sloan - From Maria Sibylla Merian in the 17th century to John James
Audubon in the 19th century, many artists painstakingly and
accurately illustrated the newly discovered natural world, giving
their audience a scientific and aesthetic understanding of these
new, rare and exotic discoveries. Concurrent with the Age of
Discovery was the idea of a Cabinet of
Curiosities. In these rooms were housed a personal
collection of things of wonder - many coming from the newly
discovered natural world but also containing rare and extraordinary
man-made objects. With the addition of an allegorical and narrative
element, Sloan's work explores natural history art as well
as the sense of wonder and curiosity found in the old Cabinets
Leonardo - National
Museum of Science and Technology - The Leonardo da Vinci
National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan is
one of the most important technical and scientific museums in the
world. A large gallery is dedicated to the genius of Leonardo, artist, engineer and scientist, in which models
of Leonardo's machines as well as several frescoes from
the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries are displayed. Also see Leonardo on the
Web for a listing and descriptions of other excellent
sites on the web dedicated to da Vinci.
Louis Schanker -
In addition to providing information about Schanker-printmaker,
painter, sculptor (1903-1981)-this website traces many aspects in
the development of Modern Art in America from the 1920's to the
Peeples-Bright - Painting a fantastic world populated with
charming animals she calls "beasties." Part of the California Funk
Marcel Duchamp World
Community - Internet location for the meeting and exchange of
ideas among the international community of people interested in Marcel Duchamp studies. News, events, publications, and
related resource links. See also, Encounter with
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. - One of the
preeminent artists of his generation, Mark Rothko is
closely identified with the New York School, a circle of
painters that emerged during the 1940s as a new collective voice in American art. During a career that spanned five decades,
he created a new and impassioned form of abstract painting
characterized by rigorous attention to formal elements such as
color, shape, balance, depth, composition, and scale.
Mark Ryden - "Mark's
paintings instantly trigger a warped deja vu. His work recalls a
parallel universe of 1950s Golden Books and the whimsy of Lewis
Carroll. At once intriguing and unsettling, baffling and
enchanting, [Ryden's] works are subtle amalgams of many sources
and influences as wide-ranging as Psychedelic and Vienna School
artists Neon Park and Ernst Fuchs, to classical
French formalists Ingres and David." -- Rick
Miguel Ruibal - Ruibal as held exhibitions continuously since 1975 in America and Europe. He has won several awards for his works. His paintings are in private collections in Spain, USA, France, Italy, Brazil, Venezuela, Canada, Ireland, Israel, Argentina and other countries. Also see his work at Saatchi Art.
Molly Crabapple - An
artist living in New York. She learned to draw in a Parisian
bookstore, and once sketched her way into a Turkish jail. Her
recent projects are Week
in Hell, in which she locked herself in a hotel room,
covered the walls in paper, and filled 270 square feet of wall with
art; I Have
Your Heart, a series of large-scale paintings about the
revolutions of 2011 that will be on exhibition publicly in Spring
2013. Her works are held in the permanent collections of the New York Historical
Society, the Rubin
Museum of Art, and the Groucho Club. Also see
her on Tumblr at Demographic of
Rembrandthuis - The recently refurbished house of the world
famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn, who lived and worked here from
1639 until 1658. The new museum wing houses exhibition rooms for
the permanent collection of almost all of Rembrandt's
etchings and temporary exhibitions.
Ray Johnson -
An illustrated introduction "to the late Ray Johnson,
whose artistic use of coin-operated Xerox machines in the early
sixties are a milestone. When all of us but Elvis are dead and
gone, some sleuth inquiring 'who was the first Pop artist, anyway?'
will undoubtedly unearth Johnson's celebrity collages of
James Dean, Shirley Temple and the King himself. It will also be
discovered that the legendary Johnson did the first
happenings (he called them 'nothings') when he carefully arranged
those collages on the street. Or sat under a sun lamp until
somebody told him he might get burned. Or nailed a folded Larry
Poons painting to a board. Or dropped mustard-covered dimes
into a pay phone.Also see:
Perri - Named Greatest Undiscovered Artist by the San Francisco Chronicle in 1999. Since then he has won
much acclaim for his Java Hut series; paintings depicting
the vanishing landscape of San Francisco.
Shetterly - A collection of Shetterley's drawings &
etchings, Speaking Fire at Stones, was published in 1993.
He is well known for his series of 70 painted etchings based on
William Blake's Proverbs of Hell, and for another series
of 50 painted etchings reflecting on the metaphor of the
Annunciation. For more than ten years, he has been painting the
series of portraits known as Americans
Who Tell the Truth, the portraits of such luminaries as
Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Mother Jones, Jane Addams,
Sojourner Truth, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, W.E.B. Du Bois,
Malcolm X, Ida B. Wells, Eugene V. Debs, Edward Abbey, Paul
Robeson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Howard Zinn, Ann Wright, Edward Snowden
and many more.
Robin Ha - Robin
Ha was born in Seoul, Korea. She moved to United States at the
age of 14 and went to high school in Virginia. She studied
illustration at Rhode Island School of Design and received BFA in 2004. She is now living in New York, working as an
Rossetti Archive - A hypertextual instrument designed to facilitate the scholarly
study of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, painter, designer,
writer, and translator who was, according to John Ruskin and Walter Pater, one of the most important and original
artistic forces in the second half of the nineteenth century in Great Britain.
De Forest - American painter, sculpture, and teacher. He was involved in both the Funk art and Nut art movements in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. De Forest's art is known for its quirky and comical fantasy lands filled with bright colors and creatures, most commonly dogs.. Also see:
the-artists - Major modern
and contemporary visual artists. Provides a portrait of each artist
along with brief biography, links to articles, essays and
interviews; original art, limited edition art prints, photography
and poster art, paintings, multimedia and artist's books.
Tomi Ungerer -
Ungerrer is an award winning illustrator and a trilingual author.
He has published over 140 books ranging from his much loved
children's books to his controversial adult work. He is famous for
his sharp social satire and his witty aphorisms and he ranges from
the fantastic to the autobiographical. His career has also
encompassed architectural design, invention, advertising and
List of Artists Names (ULAN) - Maintianed by The Getty. The ULAN is a structured vocabulary currently containing around 293,000
names and other information about artists. Names in ULAN may include given names, pseudonyms, variant spellings, names in
multiple languages, and names that have changed over time (e.g.,
married names). Among these names, one is flagged as the preferred name.
Realism - Fine Arts and Russian Painting Collectors
Club present artists from the Leningrad School of
Archive - Contains fully searchable and scalable electronic
editions of 31 copies of 16 of Blake's 19 illuminated
works in the context of full, up-to-date bibliographic information
about each image, scrupulous "diplomatic" transcriptions of all
texts, detailed descriptions of all images, and extensive
William Blake Exhibition - Tate Britain presented the most
comprehensive exhibition of Blake's work ever held (9
November - 11 February 2001). The aim is to show Blake as
an artist, as a poet and as a man. William Blake Online is
designed to enrich your experience of the exhibition by introducing
some of Blake's artistic and poetical works, his life
story and the London that he knew. Also see William
Blake: 181 artworks.
Hogarth and 18th Century Print Culture - This exhibition
critically reassesses the satirical graphic work of William
Hogarth. The thematic sections reveal Hogarth's deep concern
with the ills of the modern city, the dignity of and the dangers
faced by professional women, and issues of theatricality, race,
class, and taste.
William Stout - An
American fantasy artist and illustrator with a specialization in
paleontological art. His paintings have been shown in over seventy
exhibitions, including twelve one-man shows.
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