Art

August 23, 2017

Late 19th-Century Paris Documented in Graphic Prints and Posters by Toulouse-Lautrec

Post-Impressionist painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is renowned for his expressive interpretations of turn-of-the-century Paris. Fascinated by the capital city's colorful nightlife, the French artist created a collection of 363 posters featuring Paris' most popular cafés, cabarets, and entertainers. Admired for their bold graphics, vivid color palettes, and focus on the figure, these designs simultaneously served as advertisements and attracted collectors, blurring the line between mass produced prints and fine art. Today, Toulouse-Lautrec's posters continue to charm audiences, offering a graphic glimpse into La Belle Époque.

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August 22, 2017

Hauntingly Surreal Sculptures of Split Figures Holding Hands

Renowned for his surreal approach to figurative sculpture, artist Anders Krisár explores the duality of human nature in his work. Though the multidisciplinary artist experiments with various motifs and mediums, his bronze sculpture series features his most revisited theme: the human body split in half, right down the middle. Each of Krisár's split sculptures demonstrates the artist's unconventional approach to figurative forms. In some cases, entire bodies are bisected, culminating in two nearly identical halves of full figures.

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August 20, 2017

Artists Are Transforming Used NYC MetroCards into Miniature Works of Art

New York City MetroCards are often disposed of immediately after use, but as artists are demonstrating, we should think twice before tossing them. In an ongoing series of exhibitions called Single Fare, creatives are transforming the small tickets with miniature paintings, drawings, and sculptures. From portraits of people to lush landscapes, there's an impressive amount of detailing on these unconventional palm-size canvases.

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August 17, 2017

Yayoi Kusama Announces She’s Opening Her Own Museum in Tokyo

Celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is set to open her own museum in October 2017. The prolific artist, most well-known for her Mirror Room installations, recently announced without warning that the new Yayoi Kusama museum would open in Tokyo's Shinjuku neighborhood. A website for the museum is now online, stating that the first exhibition will be Creation Is a Solitary Pursuit, Love Is What Brings You Closer to Art.

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