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Modern Art

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

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

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.

Paul Gauguin at Fondation Beyeler (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 04.10.2015 | Arts

The exhibition Paul Gauguin at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland) is one of the highlights of the art year 2015. The show brings together about fifty masterpieces by Paul Gauguin from leading international museums and private collections such as the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

Understanding Modern Art Is Really This Easy

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.26.2014 | Arts

Say it with us: A photo posted by @thelightweights on Dec 12, 2014 at 8:57pm PST And this has been your holiday PSA from HuffPost Arts&Cul...

Beyond Frieze: Top 5 Satellite Events in London This Week

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts

Frieze London opens this week (through Saturday, October 18), and includes a whirlwind of programs including talks, film screenings and performances.

Grace and Power, Fragility and Strength: Artist Christophe Leroux Discusses His 'New Works' at the Sonce Alexander Gallery

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Gregory Weinkauf

Truly, Christophe exults in his work. "When I touch a piece of metal, it talks to me. I'm like, 'Wow!'" He further reveals: "Because, the thing is, really, this is a very industrial world: we manufacture cars and planes and fast trains and really heavy stuff. So my art is a reflection of our world."

Lights Go on Part XXXIV - A Day at the Modern

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

If you'd like for me to read this to you, click here. I love museums - especially art museums... Its almost like meeting my favorite artists at diffe...

These Trippy Photos Show Art Colliding With Science

Arthur I. Miller | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Arthur I. Miller

Today's cutting-edge art doesn't just use science and technology. It is actually driven by it.

Why Is Modern Art So Expensive?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 10.28.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


A Day at Storm King Art Center Sculpture Park (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts

Storm King Art Center is one of the world's leading sculpture parks. The park is located one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley.

A Brief Guide To The NSFW History Of Penis Art

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts

Back in March, while everyone was celebrating the triumphs of the ladydom, we gave you an overview of the art world's apparent obsession with vaginas ...

"A Subtlety"

Mona R. Washington | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts
Mona R. Washington

Outside the venue, a very long line winds down and around several blocks. Art aficionados wait patiently in the sun. Inside, the exhibition visitors wander and wonder. THE MARVELOUS SUGAR BABY regally inhabits the space.

#ColbyDoesAmerica: What Gay Porn Star Colby Keller Is Doing To Change The Art World

H. Alan Scott | Posted 09.07.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Alan Scott

If art is reactionary, and sex certainly causes a reaction, then is porn the most widely spread form of expressionism art in our modern world? Now with #ColbyDoesAmerica, Keller is taking his years blending these two forms of artistic expression into one, asking the question: can porn be art?

Collecting Art: Philanthropy or Self-Glorification?

Olivier Berggruen | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
Olivier Berggruen

The last few years have ushered in a new era in the craze for contemporary art, with prices reaching such dizzying heights that many feel inclined to predict its collapse. Yet, the bubble shows no sign of bursting. Art buying has become the favorite playground of a super-rich elite isolated from the economic realities that shape the lives of most humans.