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Gustave Courbet

Magritte at MoMA: Mystery of the Ordinary

Liena Vayzman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Liena Vayzman

Magritte's paintings, while traditional in technique (often oil on canvas), are innovative and witty in concept. Doubling, fragmentation, displacement, and irrational juxtapositions are his favored strategies.

Quality Material Attracts Bidders for Record Breaking Auctions

MutualArt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

The November auctions have proven that the art market is strong, and that the money is out there to invest in important, and expensive, pictures.

An Erotic History Of Humanity (NSFW)

Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts

Contemporary artists like Jeff Koons and Sarah Lucas may have a handle on today's erotic art market, but history has had a long relationship with sexu...

Happy Birthday, Gustave Courbet!

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.10.2012 | Arts

We can think of few artists who embody the spirit of unbridled liberty and personal conviction better than Gustave Courbet. The rugged, bohemian paint...

'Origin of the Universe' Takes On Art History Greats

Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts

Mickalene Thomas' works range from paintings of fractured interior spaces to thought-provoking riffs on famous works of art, yet her themes remain con...

150-Year-Old Painting STILL Too Graphic For Facebook

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Whether we attribute it to the power that women hold over men or Courbet's audacity to paint a frank image of a vagina as art in 1866, L'Origine du monde still has enough power to scandalize the censors at the social media giant, Facebook.

PHOTOS: A Painter's Enigmatic View Of Humanity

Posted 08.01.2011 | Arts

At once seemingly straightforward and confusing, Goran Djurovic's paintings in "Borrow Light" offer riddles to their viewers. Swathed in the usual tra...

Picasso's Going Down: Steve Melcher on That Is Priceless

Dan Lybarger | Posted 06.08.2011 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

One reason classical paintings are so ripe for new titles is that a lot of them portray old stories that everyone's long forgotten. With religious paintings being inherently so serious, they're the perfect comedy set-up.

PHOTOS: Europe's Art Fair 'Mecca' Is Back With $1.4 Billion Worth Of Art

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) is back: The art-lover’s “Mecca” returns in 2011 (March 18-27), as collectors, gallerists...

American Museums: All Talk, No Walk

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

We Americans have become so sensitive, so wimpy, that we are in danger of ending up with art that avoids controversy at all costs. The name for such "neutered" art? Irrelevant art. Or, simply, bad art.

PAINTING: Courbet the Trout, Matisse the Goldfish

John Seed | Posted 05.31.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Gustave Courbet, The Trout, 1872 Oil on canvas, 21 5/8 x 35 in (55 x 89 cm), Kunsthaus, Zurich "Fish, I love you and respect you very much. But ...

Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barbara Probst Solomon

The Jewish Museum is the perfect setting for this stunning major retrospective of Many Ray in all his multiple phases and innovations.