Fine Art

8 Famous Color Field Paintings that Define the Genre

8 Famous Color Field Paintings that Define the Genre

As the 1940s came to a close, a number of artists were looking for something new. Among them, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, and Clyfford Still were on the search for a new style of abstraction, one that would set them apart from their predecessors and rejected any emphasis on gesture or action. Instead, color was their emotive…

The Fifteen Most Famous Paintings in Art History

The Fifteen Most Famous Paintings in Art History

What makes a work of art famous? Some might say the most famous paintings in the world are those that have broken records with their exorbitantly high price tags at auction. Others might argue that the greatest paintings of all time are the most tantalizing in terms of their subject or color palette. Still others…

John Baldessari: Master of Appropriation

John Baldessari: Master of Appropriation

John Baldessari was an American artist who was often referred to as the “Godfather of Conceptual Art,” the “Master of Appropriation” and a “Surrealist for the Digital Age.” His conceptual artworks and 50-year long body of work redefined modern art, fundamentally altering the way the world views art. He did this by practicing, creating, and teaching…

Just what is Installation Art? A Whistlestop Tour

Just what is Installation Art? A Whistlestop Tour

Investigating Installation Art One of the hottest trends in art exhibitions of the early 2020s was the immersive exhibition. These showcases, in which works by later nineteenth-century masters like Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh seemingly come to life in all-enveloping spaces, dazzled audiences by engulfing each visitor in the beauty of each work of…

Picasso’s Periods — A Timeline

Picasso’s Periods — A Timeline

It is impossible to discuss modern art without invoking the name Pablo Picasso, who rose from relatively humble beginnings to become an international superstar. Picasso was a true artistic revolutionary, unafraid to break artistic conventions to carry art into a dynamic new era. That enduring spark of avant-garde innovation translated into a remarkably productive career,…

Gerhard Richter’s Atlas

Gerhard Richter’s Atlas

Gerhard Richter is one of Europe’s most prolific and acclaimed post-war artists. His work spans some six decades and ranges from painting, photography, printmaking and collage to sculpture and designs for stained-glass windows. He has produced portraits and landscapes as well as dramatic abstract works, boldly and bravely interrogating subjects such as growing up during…

Fifteen Fabulous Art Museums to Explore in New York City

Fifteen Fabulous Art Museums to Explore in New York City

New York ranks among the top cities in the world for its art museums: from the expansive collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the modern and contemporary wonders of the Guggenheim or the New Museum, art lovers are in for a treat when it comes to museum-hopping.  The beauty of the Big Apple’s…

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Collaboration and Friendship

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Collaboration and Friendship

He’s one of the most famous and recognizable artists that the United States has ever produced. His young protégée would become the wunderkind of the New York art scene who would sky rocket to fame as a figure of his generation. Together, they would become an unlikely powerhouse pairing of artistic talent and one of…