Art History

June 17, 2019

Mexican Sound Library Discovers First (and Possibly Only) Voice Recording of Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable names in art history, and an interest in Frida Kahlo’s paintings has seen a resurgence over the past 40 years. Both her surreal artwork and dramatic life story have captured the public’s imagination, but while it may seem that we have a wealth of information about Kahlo, there’s still a lot that remains a mystery. Interestingly, this includes the sound of her voice.

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June 12, 2019

How Impressionism Changed the Art World and Continues to Inspire Us Today

Admired by art experts, popular with the public, and widely exhibited in the world’s top museums, Impressionism has dominated the art world for nearly 150 years. Renowned for its painters’ pioneering approach to art, the groundbreaking genre has facilitated the emergence and shaped the evolution of several art movements, solidifying its role as the catalyst of modern art. While Impressionism’s distinctive aesthetic is undoubtedly one-of-a-kind, the context of the canvases is just as captivating.

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May 27, 2019

6 Facts About Gertrude Stein, One of Modern Art’s Most Important Collectors

Few collectors have had as great an impact on modern art as Gertrude Stein. Living and liaising in early 20th-century Paris, Stein had connections to some of the period’s most important artists. Her close-knit relationships with figures like Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse enabled her to foster incredible friendships while building a world-famous art collection. Curious to learn more about the exceptional life and work of Gertrude Stein?

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May 22, 2019

How Mondrian Won the Art World with Just Three Colors

A true master of modern art, Piet Mondrian was a risk taker whose bold, fearless choices allowed him to become one of the most recognized artists of the 20th century. His abstract paintings in red, yellow, and blue rely on lines and geometry to make a statement and are a far cry from the conservative Dutch art scene he came of age in.

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