Modern 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…

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…

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…