‘Works on Paper’ Shows New Art This Weekend in New York

Perhaps because works on paper have traditionally been called ‘minor works’, the 21st rendering of the ‘Works on Paper’ art show in New York City might make a major mark. The reference of ‘minor works’ refers to a comparison to oils on canvas which usually steal the limelight and the wall space in galleries, mostly […]

‘Helga’ painter Andrew Wyett dies at 91

A few days ago, January 16, painter Andrew Wyeth died in his sleep in his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, at age 91. He was surrounded by his family, and died after a short period of illness. He has been painting until recently. Wyeth has become one of America’s most famous painters thanks to his […]

Outsider Art by Henry Darger ‘In the Realms of the Unreal’ – part 2

This is the continuation of part 1 of the article on the Outsider Art of Henry Darger. This first part of the article includes a detailed biography of Henry Darger and a description of his Outsider Art making methods. Here are the remainder of the video clips. At the end of the article, after the […]

Andy Warhol’s Pop Art Film in Current London Exhibition

Is there another artist of the second half of the 20th century who’s more famous and made a deeper impression on our culture than pop artist and moralist Andy Warhol (1928-1987) ? Oh, I can’t think of any right now, but I know there have to be a few … Oh … ‘So what? Fame […]

Andy Warhol Quotes

I’m not much for collecting quotes from famous people, but the quotes of pop artist Andy Warhol reveal who he was as an artist. They are so part and parcel of Andy Warhol’s public life and artist statement, that we’re making an exception here. Besides, some really make us laugh. Sure you can find you […]

Rene Magritte’s Surrealism: Meticulous, Witty Illusions

“Ceci n’est pas une pipe”. Who has not heard of the text on this very famous painting, ‘La Trahison des Images’? It was painted by the Belgium surrealist pioneer, René Magritte. La Trahison des Images Rene Magritte Exactly two years ago I was lucky to see a wonderful show at the Los Angeles County Museum […]

What’s New with Edvard Munch?

There are two exciting news items with respect to Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch this November. First, Edvard Munch’s rare painting “Love and Pain” just sold for $34 million at the Sotheby’s auction in New York on November 3, 2008. The artwork depicts a pale red-headed woman leaning over and passionately clutching a man on her […]

The Realist Art of American Artist Andrew Wyeth

The American painter Andrew Newell Wyeth was born July 12, 1917. He is currently one of the more popular artists in the country. Christina’s World (1948; in Museum of Modern Art, New York City), is a most famous 20th century American artwork. Wyeth is a realist painter producing regional art. Andrew was lucky enough to […]

Elegy for Robert Rauschenberg

Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made. (I try to act in that gap between the two.) – Robert Rauschenberg, 1959 “Elegy for Robert Rauschenberg is an homage to an artist who was my personal hero, and my nemesis, in my student years.” says Susan Sollins-Brown from Art21. “He was my […]

The Complex Simplicity of Henri Rousseau’s Art

By Jessica Cander A few basic, descriptive words can define a person’s reputation in a mere brush stroke. Naïve, childlike, primitive – words like these have lived on long after the renowned French painter Henri Rousseau has left this world. Yet time and time again they are the tidbits of vocabulary, or the glaring labels […]