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Kandinsky

From Van Gogh to Kandinsky

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last week, I was supposed to travel to Holland to pay my respects to the Girl with the Pearl Earring. This famous painting by Vermeer reclaimed its ...

Kandinsky on Creativity

David Galenson | Posted 05.15.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

In 1916, in an essay vaguely titled "On the Artist," the painter Wassily Kandinsky provided a precise and thorough analysis of the difference between conceptual and experimental artists.

A Look at High Art in the 21st Century: Pictures at a Museum's Shop.

Jura Margulis | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Jura Margulis

We created abundance in the civilized world and cherish the history of our culture and the culture of our history, or so we say, and that last room before the museum's shop exhibits the best we can do in and with the visual arts sector?

Inventing Abstraction at MOMA

Francis Levy | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Francis Levy

Inventing Abstraction is only on view until April 15, and even if an objectionable premise has been the occasion to bring these seminal works together, they are well worth seeing.

My Grandfathers at the 1913 Armory Show

Alexander Sanger | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Alexander Sanger

One hundred years ago, a February day in 1913, two strangers stand alone in Gallery G of the International Exhibition of Modern Art at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue.

Who Invented Abstract Art?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.04.2013 | Arts

Abstract art often seems like one of those terms that happily appeared one day in the vocabulary of art historians only to be applied, retrospectively...

Kandinsky Expected To Sell For $30 Million

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.06.2012 | Arts

Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian-born painter famous for his vibrant colors and early abstract techniques, is set to break records at Christie's this No...

Art in Earnest: Harlem-Based Artist, Tyson Hall

Eric J. Henderson | Posted 06.06.2012 | Arts
Eric J. Henderson

Hall dwells specifically at the intersection of Art and Policy, his work aiming to touch people in the everyday. That is so cliché that it hurts as I strip the meaning of that universality down to a feel-good thing to say. I don't mean it that way.

Maison Sennelier: Color Inspiration From Paris

Hayley Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Hayley Griffith

My color inspiration is found within the doors of a beautiful historic Parisian landmark located in front of the Louvre in France.

Synesthesia: A Crossing of the Senses

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

At a dinner party recently my friend James mentioned that he had synesthesia -- something I had never heard of. He explained that since childhood he had seen numbers and letters as specific colors.

Stendhal's Syndrome

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Stendhal's syndrome (or hyperkulturemia) is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art.

Art Therapy: Art Displayed In New Children's Hospital Made By Kids

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Art is not only creative, but also a therapeutic process. When the new Helen DeVos Children's Hospital opened earlier this year in Grand Rapids, Michi...

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

Artlog's Top Summer Museum Picks

Artlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Artlog

We highlight here the best major museum summer shows in New York City.

Kandinsky's Synesthesia and Rock and Roll ...And, My Mother Has To Understand It!

Charles Fabius | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Charles Fabius

For "Levels of Nothingness," inspired by Kandinsky's "Yellow Sound," Rafa Lozano-Hemmerwill position 40 super-duper light projectors in the Guggenheim, surrounding the audience.

Artist As Second Career: The Wild World Of Kathy Taslitz

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

I am fascinated by artists who find themselves and their art careers later in life. Unlike, say, mathematicians and scientists who allegedly peak before 30, artists tend to mature and get better with age like a fine wine