Throughout history, there have been many sculptors who have made a name for themselves. One is Auguste Rodin, the famous 19th-century French sculptor who created iconic pieces such as The Thinker, The Kiss, and The Gates of Hell. However, there are perhaps just as many artists who have gone unnoticed—particularly women.
Russian art theorist and painter Wassily Kandinsky was one of the pioneers of abstract modern art.
Modern art had a number of stylistic shifts, but few were as sublime as color field painting.
Best known for his vibrant paintings of Los Angeles' swimming pools, David Hockney is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. The 83-year-old English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer made a huge contribution to the Pop Art movement of the 1960s, and he still continues to paint and exhibit today. From his early abstract figure paintings to his later photographic collages, Hockney’s style is constantly evolving.
Celebrated as a key figure of 20th-century American art, lifelong New Yorker Edward Hopper held that “great art is the...
Since its emergence over 100 years ago, Cubism has been regarded as one of modern art‘s most famous and fascinating art movements.
In the early 20th century, a remarkable renaissance emerged in Harlem. On the historic heels of the Great Migration, a mass exodus of over six million African Americans fleeing the segregated South, the New York City neighborhood became a cultural hub for Black creatives. While a wealth of figures formed this “golden age” of art, music, and literature, the contributions of sculptor Augusta Savage can be found at its core.
In the early 20th century, New York City's Harlem neighborhood underwent a historic transformation.
Abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly is known for pushing the envelope with his avant-garde paintings, prints, and sculptures.
As France approached the turn of the 20th-century, several modernist movements had started to take shape. Inspired by the forward-thinking Impressionists, like-minded fin de siècle artists banded together to push the boundaries of art. While most of these groupings revolved around shared styles, tastes, or techniques, the Nabi movement was more metaphysical in nature, born out of a “prophecy” that promised a new age of painting. Who were the Nabis?
At the start of the 20th century, Expressionism turned the art world on its head.
In the 1870s, forward-thinking artists in France set modern art into motion when they established Impressionism.