All posts filed under: Great Masters

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Kurt Schwitters

Kurt Schwitters was a German artist who was born in Hanover, Germany. He worked in multiple genres and media, including Dada, Constructivism, Surrealism, poetry, sound, painting, sculpture, graphic design, typography, and what came to be known as installation art. He …

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Francis Bacon

Another hauntingly beautiful painting by Francis Bacon: – Lying Figure, 1969. Like most paintings of female nudes by Bacon, this one was based upon photographs of Henrietta Moraes. It is bright lit, sharp shadows converging with organics and the bed …

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Katsushika Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is a Japanese artist of the Edo period, renowned for his ukiyo-e paintings and prints. He transitioned through stages of brush paintings, art manuals, book illustrations, and even sculptures and yet through his decades of work, he …

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Albrecht Dürer

One of the beautifully detailed watercolor by Albrecht Dürer: Courtyard of the Former Castle in Innsbruck. This watercolour, together with another similar view of the same courtyard in the Tirol, was presumably created during Dürer’s first Italian journey in about …

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Ree Morton

Ree Morton, born in upstate New York, was an American visual artist who was closely associated with the post-minimalist art movement of the 1970’s as well as making work considered feminist in nature. Ree was a trained nurse and she …

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Max Beckmann

Max Beckmann was a German painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, and writer. He is classified as an Expressionist artist, a term and an art movement clearly rejected by him. In United States, The Saint Louis Art Museum is home to 39 …

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Christopher Wool

New paintings and sculptures by Christopher Wool at Luhring Augustine’s Chelsea and Bushwick galleries. Christopher Wool (born 1955, Chicago) is an American artist.[1] Since the 1980s, Wool’s art has incorporated issues surrounding post-conceptual ideas. He lives and works in New York City …

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Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter whose work is beloved by audiences the world over and fetches high sums at auction. While the price tag may or may not be justified, Klimt’s paintings have their fans. Today, on what would …

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Hans Hofmann

Hans Hofmann began painting in Paris, where he worked alongside such titans of European Modernism as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, and Henri Matisse. His best-known early paintings combine Cubist structure with Fauvist color, as in Untitled (1943). Although …