Histoire de l'art

Bow Down to Blue: l'outremer est là pour rester

There are many different shades of blue that have changed the art scene. Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue and more have expanded the blue palette for artists. Another blue is taking center stage. Ultramarine is ultra chic, and it’s here to stay. Enjoy this edition of Color Story, one of the many features from the newly relaunched …

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Objets d’inspiration: voici ce qui a alimenté Matisse dans l’atelier

Take a Trip Around the World with Matisse Photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) of Matisse with his collection of Kuba cloths and a Samoan tapa on the wall behind him, Villa La Rêve, Vence, 1944 © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos; Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Visiting Henri Matisse in his studio in Vence, France, in 1944, …

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Edvard Munch | Comment l'isolement, la perte et l'anxiété ont nourri son art

Edvard Munch — Seeing Only The Essential Edvard Munch lived to be 80 (1863–1944), more than enough time to establish himself as a great and influential artist. He bridged the major movements of 19th-century Symbolism and 20th-century Expressionism. In an exhibition catalog for this great Norwegian artist, the author Karl Ove Knausgård wonders what would …

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Histoire de l'art en deux minutes: le pionnier du Pop Art, Roy Lichtenstein

The pop art pioneer combined skillful picture-making with canny appropriation Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) is not an artist whose work waits patiently for you to notice it. With their replication of commercial printing processes, unadulterated primary colors, large scale, melodramatic flair and unsettlingly incomplete narratives, his paintings reach out and grab you, whether you’re ready for …

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Thomas Cole, père fondateur de la peinture de paysage américaine

View of the Round-Top in the Catskill Mountains (Sunny Morning on the Hudson) by Thomas Cole, oil on panel, 1827 Drawing on influences from both sides of the Atlantic, Thomas Cole brought attention to the glory of pure wilderness and the encroaching order of civilization. “The most distinctive, and perhaps the most impressive, characteristic of …

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Pourquoi Donald Judd a amené l'art à Marfa, au Texas

Untitled by Donald Judd on the grounds of the Chinati Foundation; concrete, 98½ x98½ x194 (each cube). Photo: Carol M. Highsmith / Buyenlarge / Getty Images; Archive photos The small desert city of Marfa, Texas, has become an unlikely magnet for artists and art lovers The artist Donald Judd collected more than 13,000 books, many …

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Paysages éthérés d’Anne Packard | Où image et imagination se confondent

The Shores, Seas and Skies of Anne Packard Over the course of six decades, contemporary artist Anne Packard has honed her creative voice into an inspired convergence of image and imagination. Her distilled views of Cape Cod capture the essence of shore, sea and sky. The artist has an almost innate ability to say so …

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Histoire de l'art en deux minutes: Salvador Dalí et la mode

“THE CONSTANT TRAGEDY OF LIFE IS FASHION.” — SALVADORE DALÍ In a game of free association, the name Salvadore Dalí (1904–89) might elicit the response “mustache” or “watches.” The first refers to Dalí’s iconic mustache, waxed wire-thin—an organic fashion accessory. The latter alludes to his most famous painting, The Persistence of Memory, with drooping watches …

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Les 150 ans d'histoire fascinante de l'American Watercolor Society

Turning Darkness Into Light One of our fellow members of the Artist’s Network and editor of The Artist’s Magazine, Maureen Bloomfield, had the honor of speaking at the recent 150th Anniversary celebration of the American Watercolor Society. Her speech was so moving, we wanted to share it with those of you who could not attend …

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Edvard Munch | Comment l'isolement, la perte et l'anxiété Alimentée son art

Edvard Munch – Voir seulement l’essentiel Edvard Munch a vécu jusqu’à l’âge de 80 ans (1863-1944), suffisamment de temps pour s’établir comme un grand artiste influent. Il a rapproché les principaux mouvements du symbolisme du 19ème siècle et de l’expressionnisme du 20ème siècle. Dans un catalogue d’exposition de ce grand artiste norvégien, l’auteur, Karl Ove …

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Deux-Minute Histoire de l'Art: Pop Art Pioneer Roy Lichtenstein

Le pionnier du pop art a combiné une habile prise de photos avec une appropriation astucieuse Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) n’est pas un artiste dont le travail attend patiemment que vous le remarquiez. Avec leur reproduction des procédés d’impression commerciale, leurs couleurs primaires non altérées, leur style mélodramatique et leurs récits incomplets, ses peintures vous saisissent …

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