Embed from Getty Images Gustav Klimt lived at a pivotal time in European history, as the once-powerful Austrian Empire was nearing its end. A member of the artistic Vienna Secessionist movement, he was influenced heavily by the Art Nouveau trends. The works of his later life before his death of Spanish Flu in 1918 are most famous. Colorful, slightly abstracted portraits gilded in gold filled this “Golden Phase.
Frida Kahlo was not only a great painter, but she was also a collector.
In the summer of 1987, 30 of the world's top artists came together to create Luna Luna—the world's first modern art amusement park. Located in Hamburg, Germany, the event attracted legendary artists like Salvador Dalí, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Over the course of 13 weeks, more than 240,000 people visited this unique take on a traditional amusement park.
Working with color is a challenge.
Throughout the 20th century, several styles of avant-garde art helped shape modern art.
“The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own, we have no soul of our own civilization.” These words by Frank Lloyd Wright encapsulate the importance of the built world. Without architecture, we would have nowhere to sleep, eat, work, and play. And thanks to the tireless work of history's most influential architects, we are able to effectively do all of those things.
As one of the most famous artists in history, Pablo Picasso left an important mark on modern art.
Dutch painter Piet Mondrian is a master of abstract art and has been carefully studied by art historians for nearly...
For many years, Polish sculptor Katarzyna Kobro saw her work overshadowed by the wreckage of World War II. As with many artists working during the period, Kobro's personal and artistic life was completely altered during this period. After growing up during World War I and living in occupied territory during World War II, her story is forever intertwined with these events.
Modern art is renowned for its avant-garde aesthetic and celebrated for its forward-thinking artists.