Modern Art

October 15, 2022

Discover the Sculptures of Katarzyna Kobro, an Avant-Garde Trailblazer

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.

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September 2, 2022

Evolution of Picasso’s Iconic Self-Portraits From Age 15 to 90

Known as one of the most prolific painters of Modern Art, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) was undoubtedly a man of many talents. The Spanish artist experimented with and excelled in many mediums, from painting and drawing to sculpting and collaging. In addition to different art forms and unique materials, however, Picasso also worked in a spectacular array of styles.

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June 27, 2022

Exploring Salvador Dalí’s Strange and Surreal Painting ‘The Persistence of Memory’

With its strange subject matter and dream-like atmosphere, Salvador Dalí's masterpiece, The Persistence of Memory, has become a well-known symbol of Surrealism and one of the most famous paintings in the world. Painted during the Dada-inspired movement, the melting-clocks-masterpiece embodies the sensibilities that define the experimental and eccentric genre. To contextualize the iconic piece's place in art history, one must understand its unique influences, examine its symbolic content, and appreciate the artist's avant-garde approach to its creation.

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March 6, 2022

Why Avant-Garde Artist Man Ray Was an Important Link Between Two Famous Art Movements

The early 20th century was an exciting time for avant-garde art. After Impressionism, more and more movements began to blossom, led by innovative artists with original ideas on aesthetics. Two of the most iconic movements to be born during the 1900s were Dada and Surrealism. The former considered itself “anti-art” that was founded in randomness, whereas the latter tried to convey unrealistic subject matter in a realistic style.

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