Contemporary 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…

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…

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…

What is Blue-Chip Art and How to Start Investing in it

What is Blue-Chip Art and How to Start Investing in it

“Blue chip” is a term used to describe established companies whose value is a certainty. In the same vein, blue-chip art refers to the works of the most important and recognizable artists, whose pieces consistently sell in volume and at high prices. Blue-chip art is not acquired on a speculative basis – the art market is…