In the early to mid-20th century, many American artists flocked to the country's major metropolises. From the California Impressionists who set up camp in the state's coastal cities to the Abstract Expressionists whose home base was in bustling New York City, these modernists found success in these urban settings.
In the 1950s, Pop Art made its debut in Post-War Britain and America.
It's no secret that artists often look to other creative figures, styles, and movements for inspiration.
With its imaginative imagery, experimental artistic approach, and subconscious-inspired subject matter, Surrealism may seem like a difficult genre to grasp. After all, even the movement's pioneer, André Breton, referred to the genre as an “invisible ray,” while iconic Surrealist Salvador Dalí noted that “people love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings.
With its strange subject matter and dream-like atmosphere, Salvador Dalí‘s painting, The Persistence of Memory, has become a well-known symbol of...
Throughout an artist's lifetime, changes in approach, subject matter, and even style are to be expected. This phenomenon is apparent in the evolution of modern art‘s most beloved painters, from Monet‘s move toward abstraction to Van Gogh‘s brightened color palette. Though prevalent among most master painters, it is particularly emphasized in the paintings of Pablo Picasso.
Few collectors have had as great an impact on modern art as Gertrude Stein.
A true master of modern art, Piet Mondrian was a risk taker whose bold, fearless choices allowed him to become...
Modernist master Pablo Picasso once observed that “there is only one way to look at things until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes.” Though likely referencing the ability of avant-garde art movements to shift perspectives, this profound statement can also apply to other aspects of Picasso's practice—even when those “different eyes” require X-ray vision.
Usually, an artist's “early work” refers to pieces completed at the start of his or her career.