December 2, 2021

Best of 2021: Top 10 Incredible Art Installations Celebrate a Return to Public Life

Coming off of a year unlike any other in recent history, artists were ready to get back to work as the world started opening up again. While social justice issues and the pandemic still sparked moving works of art, plenty of artists also moved beyond those themes to explore new territory. The result is 10 art installations that are not only the best of 2021, but also varied in their approach.

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November 29, 2021

Empowering Portraits Inspired by Byzantine Art Embellished With Gold and Precious Stones

Photography-based artist Tawny Chatmon is known for her intimate photographic portraits that are often adorned in a gilded splendor reminiscent of a Gustav Klimt painting. However, for her latest series If I’m No Longer Here, I Wanted You to Know, the artist actually drew much of her inspiration from Byzantine art and religious iconography.

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November 27, 2021

Energetic Palette Knife Paintings Capture the Beauty of a Specific Place in Time

From grassy fields to turbulent clouds, landscapes are made up of numerous textures. British-Canadian artist Georgia Hart illustrates the layered beauty of the horizon in her striking impasto oil paintings. She exclusively uses palette knives to render the numerous forms on paper. “The thick peaks of paint incorporate another layer into my work, contrasting the delicate and pristine oil paper that purposefully frames bold and often rugged scenes,” she explains to My Modern Met.

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November 25, 2021

Artist Creates Giant “Memento Mori” Drawing of a Skeleton Filled With Plant Life

Artist and professor Guno Park is known for his expressive, yet detailed ballpoint pen drawings of people and sights in New York City. In addition to capturing real-life subjects, however, he also makes illustrations that explore deep concepts, such as life and death. His 85 x 51.5 inch graphite drawing entitled Nature of Things is one such piece. It depicts a human skeleton filled with thriving plant life.

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