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 26, 2021

15 Famous Impressionist Paintings That Will Make You Fall in Love With the Style

Most of art history can be traced to the formation of different art movements. From the drama of the Baroque to the emotion of Romanticism, these movements reflect the views of the time. Then, in the 1870s, a new revolutionary style emerged, called Impressionism. Led by Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, this groundbreaking movement went against the painting standards of the time.

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November 25, 2021

Vibrant Illustrations Capture Famous Women Artists Working in Their Studios

Art history has largely celebrated the work of male artists, but illustrator Juliana Vido is shining a light on famous female painters in her series of colorful paintings. Each one captures a moment inside the imagined studios of women artists from around the world, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Yayoi Kusama, and Hima af Klint. “I made this series on a quest to learn more about art history and movements,” Vido tells My Modern Met.

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November 24, 2021

New French Law Bans the Use of Wild Animals in the Circus

The use of wild animals in live acts and modern circuses has been a standard practice for more than a century. However, thanks to decades of animal advocacy, the custom is becoming less and less common. In light of a determining vote that recently took place in France, it has become the latest country to officially ban the use of animals in traveling circuses and other live acts.

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