Outsider Art by Henry Darger ‘In the Realms of the Unreal’ – Biography & Video Documentary

The works by the American artist and writer Henry Joseph Darger (1892 -1973) have become one of the most celebrated examples of Outsider Art. The extremity of his labor coupled with the innocence portrayed in what were meant-to-be-private artwork and subject matters invokes both awe and an uneasy feeling of voyeurism. Henry Darger Biography While […]

New York 17th Annual Outsider Art Fair

New York 17th Annual Outsider Art Fair starts tomorrow, January 9, and will last the entire weekend. Some of the world’s best known and highest priced artworks are made by self-taught artists. By being virtually unaffected by cultural or artistic convention, artists have the opportunity to really reflect the self and their honest views on […]

Iconic Degas Sculpture ‘Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans’ On the Market

The important & iconic sculpture Petite danseuse de quatorze ans by impressionist artist Edgar Degas will be offered for sale in Sotheby’s next Art Evening Auction of Impressionist and Modern Art in London on the 3rd of February 2009. Article Update February 3, 2009: The Degas sculpture was sold for £13,257,250, far exceeding pre-auction estimates […]

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 […]

Shaman Artist Norval Morrisseau’s Delightful Mythical Aboriginal Art

It is not often that art gallery staff make my day, but John MacGregor Newman, Associate Director of Kinsman Robinson Galleries in Toronto, Canada, did just that two weekends ago. He showed me a sneak peak of the current exhibition “Norval Morrisseau: A Retrospective” which is on now until 29 November. While he was doing […]

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 […]

Edgar Degas – Biography Of The French Artist Renowned For His Figure Painting

The career of Edgar Degas was a long one – about 60 years out of his total 83. And his style, unlike that of most famous artists who worked into their old age, never ceased developing, always seeking out new means of expression and technique.The art dealer Ambroise Vollard one day asked him why he […]

no name for ART #2

This #2 edition of the no name for ART CARNIVAL is flavored with fine art photography ~ which I ** LOVE **. I hope you enjoy the interesting articles on photography also. Art Review eArtfair features the work byfine art photographer Barbara Kruger with her feminist and social commentary artwork. Barbara Kruger juxtaposes mass media […]

Klimt: video on ‘The Kiss’ & his love for Women

This is a short informational video lecture about the classic impressionist painting ‘The Kiss’ by Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918). The video pulls together strands of his background, his passion, his travels, and shows you how these inputs translate into his painting. It comes as no surprise that Klimt’s favorite subject to […]

No Name For Art – # 1

Welcome to the March 31, 2008 premiere edition of the fine art blog carnival ‘No Name For Art‘. It is our objective to showcase the best current blog articles on fine art that would be of use and interest to collectors of fine art. We’ll work with our submissions, reviewing what comes up. The submissions […]