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Modern Art

Jean Dubuffet -- Mayor Retrospective at Fondation Beyeler (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 02.06.2016 | Arts
VernissageTV

The exhibition at Fondation Beyeler focuses on Jean Dubuffet's idea of landscape, which in his hands can transform itself into a body, a face or an object. Portraits, female nudes and still lives turn into vibrant landscapes.

8 Ways to Launch Your Tween Art Star

Hilary Harkness | Posted 01.08.2016 | Parents
Hilary Harkness

Hopefully this tale of my experiences has been helpful as you wonder what to do with your little Warhol. And know that along the way, there may be some cabinets defaced with crayons or car leather pencil sketches that don't erase completely. Count to ten. Take deep breaths. One day your child may remember how understanding you were and just how much that meant on their way to art stardom.

6 Artists: The Poetry of Discarded Materials

Louisiana Channel | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

In a time where consumerism only seems to be growing, it is inspiring to observe these six artists - such as Tara Donovan and Piet Hein Eek - who have made discarded, everyday materials the centre of their work. Watch their approach to re-using materials.

100 Ways to Consider Time

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 12.23.2015 | Arts
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Working women still struggle to combine the many parts of self, the worker, the mother, the person. I don't know if Marilyn had this in mind when she created this work of art, but for me, it is a timely political statement.

Splitting the Apple

Nelson Saiers | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts
Nelson Saiers

As an artist with years of mathematical training, I am continuously looking for inspiration and find much in Cézanne's and Einstein's work.

7 Artists: On the Arctic

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Follow us to one of the most fascinating yet endangered places on Earth. While politicians discuss climate change, we have asked seven artists about their relation to and work within the Arctic.

Father John Misty: Elements of Misdirection

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.03.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Hear the story of a successful American singer-songwriter, who grew up in a religious home that he had to break radically with. Meet Joshua Tillman who became Father John Misty, and who has made roleplaying the axis of his captivating songs.

Peter Zumthor: Different Kinds of Silence

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

We visited Peter Zumthor -- one of the world's leading architects -- in his studio in Switzerland. In this extensive and rare biographical video interview he tells the captivating story of his childhood, his studies in NYC and his parents' strong influence.

Peggy Guggenheim Documentary Paints a Picture of a True Patron

Michael Rose | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

A beautiful new documentary illuminates the difference between an art collector and a patron who not only amasses a tremendous collection but whose taste and interests help define an era.

Peggy Guggenheim's Middle Essence Transformation

Tara Fass | Posted 11.12.2015 | Fifty
Tara Fass

Peggy Guggenheim in her Alexander Calder bed with a few beloved Lhaso Apso dogs Once again we turn to the cinematic mirror to learn what we can abou...

Can the Broad Museum Threaten the Tate Modern?

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 10.20.2015 | Arts
Lionel Rolfe

I got a sense of what "real" modern art can be by a brief visit to Tate Modern, not far from the Thames in London. I found a museum full of light and mechanics and cars and giant pianos hanging from ceilings. I think the real problem was American modern art.

Colm Tóibín: On Giacometti

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.12.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Watch as the award-winning Irish writer Colm Tóibín shares his thoughts on Giacometti's iconic 'Homme qui marche'. A timeless and inspirational sc...

Look Up: The Difficulty of Creating Masterpieces in the Modern Age

Shannon Oliver | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts
Shannon Oliver

Is the age of immediate entertainment and satisfaction slowly erasing creative efforts that are only accomplished through meticulous dedication over long periods of time?

Yayoi Kusama: Let's Fight Together

Louisiana Channel | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Welcome to the magical, polka-dotted, pumpkin-filled world of the legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who uses her art to fight for love and peace. We had the pleasure of meeting the 86-year-old Kusama in her colourful Tokyo-studio.

Top 5 New Contemporary Museums

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 08.04.2015 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

The commission to design a contemporary art museum is one of the most prestigious an architect can receive. The confluence of creativity with money allows a firm to both experiment, and realize its dreams.

Alexander Calder's Abstract Paintings (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 07.29.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

Alexander Calder's abstract paintings are largely unknown, but they mark the decisive transition from figuration to abstraction in the artist's work. At the same time, they herald his first abstract sculptures in which he progressively introduced not only actual motion, but also unprecedented concepts such as sound and viewer intervention.

An American Artist Rediscovered: Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Frank H. Wu

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. has a sensational survey closing soon: a major retrospective of the Japanese émigré painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi.

Why Is Today's Art So Meaningless?

Alex Melamid | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Alex Melamid

Whether one paints the date, defaces walls, splatters Rust-Oleum or imitates man's best friend, today's art victimizes all who join its revolution.

This Venice Biennale Is Dedicated to an Artist Who Evokes the Eroticism That Lies Underneath Self-Destruction

Rodrigo Cañete | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Cañete

His conceptualism achieves somethings apparently impossible which is to be experienced at an emotional level. The way, however, his work has been read till now, insists on transforming his pieces into a visual representation of some aspects of continental social philosophy.

The Rothko Chapel and the Practice of Non-Doing

Claudia Horwitz | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Claudia Horwitz

I had been looking for the Rothko Chapel long before I knew of its existence. I had a primal yearning for contemplative spaces I could just barely see in my mind's eye, let alone describe.

Midcentury in Paris: A Visual Map of Modern Artists

Hannah McWilliams | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Hannah McWilliams

Much like the 1970s punk rock scene belonged to New York and Los Angeles was the birthplace of 1950s film noir, no locale is more synonymous with Modernism than Paris. Aspiring and established artists alike flocked from around the world to access the creative energy.

Is Good Art Too Dangerous for Kids?

Megan Alrutz | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
Megan Alrutz

Artists and adults at large need to think about how to engage young people in important questions and messy content in a developmentally-appropriate way. But we also should help youth think critically and arrive at their own conclusions. And we must address content that is relevant to their lives and addresses youth perspectives.

Pi's Top Five

Nelson Saiers | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Nelson Saiers

It turns out this property is not completely unique to Pi -- a large class of numbers can find their digits similarly embedded into a particular day. But Pi is a special irrational number that has driven historically important results.

Subject Matters: Portrayals of Women in Art

Arianne Milhem | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Arianne Milhem

How subjects are depicted within art -- through coloration and composition -- allows us an honest glimpse into society's view of them, especially in the case of marginalized or underrepresented populations.

The Moment Trumps the Selfie

Lisbeth Darsh | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisbeth Darsh

Some part of me wants to tell people to stuff their phones in their pockets and stand in front of an incredible piece of art and just be. Breathe and feel what the art brings forth in you. All of the emotions are not comfortable, but they're important to feel. Or at least I think so.