New Pages Added to The Art Story
Movements and Styles: Identity Art and Identity Politics, Queer Art, Street Photography, Documentary Photography, LGBT Artists
Born and raised in the Bronx, Elle Pérez (they/them) uses photography to document their gender non-conforming and racial minority communities.
September 12, 2023
William Henry Fox Talbot
English Photographer, Inventor, Mathematician, Chemist, Botanist, Archaeologist, and Linguist
Talbot was a British inventor who created the calotype process, a pioneering invention in early photography. Talbot also furthered the use of photography as an artistic medium.
September 12, 2023
Carrie Mae Weems
American Photographer and Installation Artist
Movements and Styles: Identity Art and Identity Politics, Performance Art, Documentary Photography, Installation Art
Carrie Mae Weems' art and photography represents authentic African American experience and questions identity stereotypes.
September 12, 2023
American Sculptor, Performance Artist, and Dancer
Working in fashion, performance, and fine art, Nick Cave explores both his identity as a gay black man, and the wider social context of marginalised peoples of the world.
August 28, 2023
Art and “Insanity”
The relationship between art and "insanity" (a term now considered out-of-date) has changed over time in the minds of artists, critics, medical professionals.
August 18, 2023
Zao Wou Ki
Having swapped Shanghai for Paris, Zao Wou-Ki's became one of the most important and dynamic artists on the world stage.
August 11, 2023
A "union of the senses”, synesthesia refers to the experience of experiencingone sense through another: it might involve seeing sound, hearing music, or smelling color
August 10, 2023
Burchfield depicted scenes of the natural world and the urban environment that he brought to life through shifting weather patterns, light, and even sound.
June 26, 2023
One of the first American artists to explore abstract painting, John Marin created a gestural and fractured style that captured conflicting forces of urban and natural environments through his impactful impressions of the skyscrapers and bridges of Manhattan, and the sea, sky, and mountains of New England. An acknowledged influence on the New York School, his standing as a modernist reached its highpoint in the mid-1940s when a Look magazine poll declared him: “America’s Artist No. 1.”. Although he remains perhaps best known for his watercolors, in his later career Marin showed his versatility by crossing over effortlessly into oil painting.
June 23, 2023
Punk and Post-Punk Art
Punk was a late 1970s cultural movement that represented a near-complete reset for the way art, music, film, journalism, and style was made and understood.
June 23, 2023
Conceptual Art Updated
Conceptual artists prized ideas over the art-making artistic processes - ideas that manifested themselves in documents, installations, or various ephemera.
June 2, 2023
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva
Portuguese-French Abstract Painter, Illustrator, Ceramicist
Vieira da Silva blurred the lines between abstraction and representation and became one of the most important modern Portuguese artists.
May 26, 2023
Colombian Sculptor and Installation Artist
The Colombian artist Doris Salcedo has been at the forefront of artmaking that seeks to provide space for mourning, grieving, and memory.
May 23, 2023
Controversial, empowering, and hugely influential to the present day, abstraction allowed artists to explore new ways of expressing themselves.
May 15, 2023
Inspired artists used global connectivity, real-time information sharing, and a visual interface of the Internet to make original creative endeavors.
March 26, 2023
Dutch Architect, Journalist, Scriptwriter, and Architectural Theorist
Rem Koolhaas is a globally renowned architect known for buildings, projects, and writings that have revolutionized modern architecture.
March 13, 2023
Leonardo da Vinci Updated
Italian Painter, Designer, Sculptor, Inventor, Scientist, Architect, and Engineer
Leonardo da Vinci was the first prime exemplar of the Renaissance man, and he created iconic artworks are revered to this day.
February 10, 2023
Digital Art Updated
In the digital age, artists grasped progressive technologies for their own creative output including utilizing television, computers, and the internet.
February 8, 2023
The Flâneur in Modern Art
The flâneur, an urban spectator, was character type depicted by a number of artists including the Impressionists.
January 19, 2023
Movements and Styles: Surrealism
Wolfgang Paalen was an important member of the Surrealist group, working closely with Andre Breton. Paalen was best known for developing 'fumage,' a technique by which he used smoke and candle soot to create patterns on canvas.
January 13, 2023
Degenerate Art was a term used by the Nazi party to modern art including Expressionism, Fauvism, Dada, Cubism, and Surrealism and well as art that was produced by Jewish artists.
December 25, 2022
British Filmmaker, Author, Activist, Painter, and Stage Designer
A pioneering gay filmmaker, Derek Jarman trained as a painter but became known for pushing the boundary of experimental cinema and for his explorations of identity.
December 21, 2022
Josefa de Óbidos
Spanish-Portuguese Painter, Miniaturist, Etcher, Terracotta Modeler, Silver Worker and Calligrapher
Josefa de Óbidos was the most celebrated female Baroque artists in Portugal who is best known as a painter of still lifes and devotional narratives.
December 21, 2022
American Performance and Installation Artist
Movements and Styles: Performance Art, Installation Art, Assemblage, Identity Art and Identity Politics, Feminist Art, Video Art
Eleanor Antin's prefigures the most important feminist debates of this century and is some of the most arresting and poetic Performance art of the previous.
December 11, 2022
Japanese Painter and Performance Artist
Shiraga built his reputation on the back of his involvement with Japan's first avant-garde group, the Gutai Art Association where he establishing himself as a pioneer in "performance painting".
November 14, 2022
Movements and Styles: Documentary Photography
Primarily working in black-and-white, Sally Mann's photographs explore the emotions that are connected to human experience, from girls navigating their way through adolescence to remains and decomposing bodies. Her most famous and provocative series was photographs of her three young children.
November 2, 2022
From the elaborate garb of royalty to minimalist woven wall hangings, Textile Art has been revered both for its technical expertise and visual appearance.
November 1, 2022
Suprematism was one of the most radical developments in abstract art that was meant to be superior to all prior, and that would lead to art's barest essentials.
September 30, 2022
Filipino-American Painter and Assemblage Artist
Ossorio, a key player in the Abstract Expressionist and Art Brut movements, is also remembered for his assemblages, or what he called, "Congregations".
September 27, 2022
The Danish artist collective Superflex are product designers, artists, community organizers, and project coordinators, working to critique capitalism and commodification of modern life.
September 27, 2022
Movements and Styles: Street Photography, Fashion Photography, Documentary Photography, Modern Photography
One of the most famous and influential Japanese photographers of the post-war period, Araki's work is technically masterful and culturallly rich.
September 2, 2022
Constructivism flourished in Russia with an entirely new approach, a technical analysis of modern materials to serve modern society.
August 15, 2022
Movements and Styles: Queer Art, Identity Art and Identity Politics, Documentary Photography, LGBT Artists
Photographer Laura Aguilar provided new possibilities for the depictions of subjects and bodies that had traditionally been excluded from art history.
August 2, 2022
Movements and Styles: Performance Art, Modern Photography, Body Art, Collage, Conceptual Art, Identity Art and Identity Politics
Ulay's artworks influenced a generation of Performance, Body, and Installation artists and became foundational to an art-world understanding of the power of live performance in a gallery.
August 1, 2022
The islands of the Aegean Sea once produced a wealth of unique, influential, and mysterious artworks and cultural artefacts.
June 28, 2022
In many ways, the history of France and its culture are interconnected with the country's achievements in the arts.
June 20, 2022
Italian Painter and Writer
Carlo Carra was a leading figure of the Futurist movement that flourished in Italy during the beginning of the twentieth century. In addition to his many paintings, he wrote a number of books on art.
May 6, 2022
Historical African Art
The histories, themes, and styles of African Art are as diverse as the communities and cultures that traverse the continent.
April 25, 2022
Identity Art and Identity Politics Updated
Artists of color, LGBTQ+ artists, and women have used their art to stage and display experiences of identity and community.
March 31, 2022
Ford Madox Brown
Ford Madox Brown was best-known for his paintings of historical and moral subjects. Although he used vivid colors and realism in his works, Brown was not a member of the original Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, but instead a friend and inspiration of many of its members.
March 20, 2022