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The key cubist artists

Emerging around the same time as Expressionism, cubism was amongst the first truly great leaps away from realism; more than just a differing approach to colour, or style of stroke, cubist artists attempted to re-imagine how the world could be depicted to capture an entirely different kind of reality. Sometimes described as like looking through […]

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More Great Modern Artists

There will always be names missed that may be deserving, but this is the last of our blogs on some of the great modern artists of the movement, including Impressionist master of movement Degas, Gauguin the Post-Impressionist who most admired him, Moore the great name of abstract sculpture, Chagall’s luminous stained glass colours, and Braque, […]

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Modern art; abstract expressionism

Emerging in the 1940s and 1950s, Abstract Expressionism was the first truly American movement to impact internationally on the art world, shifting New York to the new epicentre from Paris. Taking inspiration from the spontaneous and subconscious creative ideals within Surrealism, the movement was also informed by the intense emotions of German Expressionism, and the […]

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Four of the most famous Street Artists

Street art is a label which has been applied to everything from public art happenings, to guerilla sculpture and yarn bombing, but there is little doubt it is most closely associated with the work of mural and graffiti artists. Utilising walls around urban spaces as their canvas, many graffiti artists progressed from decorative, complex, and […]

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Great Art Gallery: Van Gogh Museum

Based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, close to the Stedelijk Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Concertgebouw, the Van Gogh Museum has focused on the work of the most famous of the Dutch painters, and many of his contemporaries. It is the most visited art gallery and museum in the Netherlands, and exists thanks largely to van Gogh’s […]

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Digital artists and the Metaverse

Metaverse has recently become a hugely popular buzzword used to describe a range of projects and products ranging from detailed virtual reality worlds, to extensive collections of NFTs and other digital artwork linked together in their own universe. It’s tempting to see this as yet another buzzword used by PR officers to make a product […]

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Modern artworks and their artists

Continuing our look through some of the artists who produced the greatest Modern artworks of the period… Anish Kapoor After growing up in India, Kapoor moved to Israel to study electrical engineering, but soon made the decision to become an artist instead, heading for the UK’s Hornsey College of Art and Chelsea School of Art […]

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Dada: greatest artists

Dada was a bold leap forward in the evolution of Modern Art and our understanding of what art is or could be. Emerging in response to the horrors of the First World War, Dada artists sought to cast off any trace of the artistic thinking which had preceded the war; only through complete cultural change […]

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Surrealism: a modern art movement

Amongst the most readily identifiable and widely recognised Modern Art movements, Surrealism developed gradually from a range of ideas, first expressed in the world of poetry and playwriting during the First World War. The war scattered artists and creatives, and many of them were drawn into the anti-war Dadaist movement and experiments with automatic writing […]

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Futurism: a Modern Art movement

In the early 1900s, following in the footsteps of Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism, and Cubism, came the Futurist movement. Focused on looking to the future, much like all Modern artists they sought the reject the traditional styles and subjects on the walls of art galleries, and find something new. The first manifesto of Futurism came from […]

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