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Modernism

The modern sculpture movement can be said to begin at the Rodin exhibit at the Universal Exhibition held in Paris in 1900. At this event Rodin showed his Burghers of Calais, Balzac, Victor Hugo statues, and the exhibition included the first public showing of his Gates of Hell which included The Thinker. Cubist sculpture in the early years of the 20th century, was a style that developed in parallel with  [ Read More ]

Modern sculpture

Modern sculpture is generally considered to have begun with the work of Auguste Rodin, who is seen as the progenitor of modern sculpture. While Rodin did not set out to rebel against the past, he created a new way of building his works; paving the way to the future. “Rodin dissolved the hard outline of contemporary Neo-Greek academicism, and thereby created a vital synthesis of opacity and transparency, volume and  [ Read More ]

Modern art

Modern art includes artistic works produced during the period extending roughly from the 1860s to the 1970s, and denotes the style and philosophy of the art produced during that era. The term is usually associated with art in which the traditions of the past have been thrown aside in a spirit of experimentation. Modern artists experimented with new ways of seeing and with fresh ideas about the nature of materials  [ Read More ]

This is an excellent question, and one that isn’t asked often enough. Presumably, this is another one of those art definitions we are all supposed to know – most likely by osmosis, or some other telepathic means, because (heaven forbid) you wouldn’t want to ask a “stupid” question at some Art World function. (Well, you might, but I wouldn’t. At least, not ever again.) Anyway, the answer is divinely simple.  [ Read More ]

Giorgione 1477 – 1510 Judith with the Head of Holofernes oil on canvas (144 × 66 cm) — c. 1504Hermitage, St. Petersburg Giorgione biography This work is linked to Judith 13:9 Judith poses with the head of Holofernes under her foot. Holofernes was the enemy warlord she decapitated with the sword in her right hand. Giorgione originally painted this work on a wooden panel. In 1893 the painting was transfered to canvas. www.artbible.info

The Scream by Edvard Munch, a version of which was recovered in an undercover sting operation in 1994. Photograph: AP Scotland Yard detectives played a key role in the undercover sting operation which recovered the stolen Norwegian painting, The Scream, it was revealed yesterday. Norwegian police found Edvard Munch‘s masterpiece virtually undamaged at a hotel in south Norway on Saturday. Three Norwegians were later arrested. According to the daily newspaper Dagenbladet, two Metropolitan Police  [ Read More ]

It is a Scream that has created an uproar in the world of art auctions and has become the most expensive painting. The only privately owned version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream set a world record Wednesday when it sold for $119.9 million at Sotheby’s in New York. The 1895 pastel which features a haunted figure in front of a red backdrop, surpassed estimates to become the most expensive work of art to be sold at auction following the  [ Read More ]

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