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Joan Miro

Joan Miró i Ferrà (April 20, 1893 – December 25, 1983) was a Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his birth city in 1975. Earning international acclaim,

his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miró expressed contempt

for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and famously declared an “assassination of painting” in favour of upsetting the visual elements of established painting His early modernist works include

Portrait of Vincent Nubiola (1917), Siurana - the Path, Nord-Sud (1917) and Painting of Toledo. These works show the influence of Cézanne, and fill the canvas with a colorful surface and a more painterly treatment than the hard-edge style of most of his

later works. In Nord-Sud, the literary newspaper of that name appears in the still life, a compositional device common in cubist compositions, but also a reference to the literary and avant-garde interests of the painter.

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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement,

the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a portrayal of the German bombing of Guernica during

the Spanish Civil War. Picasso, Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp are commonly regarded as the three artists who most defined the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting,

sculpture, printmaking and ceramics. Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. During the first decade of the 20th century, his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques,

and ideas. His revolutionary artistic accomplishments brought him universal renown and immense fortune, making him one of the bestknown figures in 20th-century art.

gustav klimt

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body; his works are marked by a frank

eroticism Klimt’s ‘Golden Phase’ was marked by positive critical reaction and financial success. Many of his paintings from this period include gold leaf. Klimt had previously used gold in his Pallas Athene (1898) and Judith I (1901), although the works most popularly associated with this

period are the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) and The Kiss (1907–08). Klimt travelled little, but trips to Venice and Ravenna, both famous for their beautiful mosaics, most likely inspired his gold technique and his Byzantine imagery. In 1904, he collaborated with other artists on

the lavish Palais Stoclet, the home of a wealthy Belgian industrialist that was one of the grandest monuments of the Art Nouveau age. Klimt’s contributions to the dining room, http://upload.wikimedia. org/wikipedia/commons/5/54/ Klimt_-_Bildnis_Eugenia_Primaesi. jpg including both Fulfillment and

Expectation, were some of his finest decorative works, and as he publicly stated, “probably the ultimate stage of my development of ornament.”

takashi murakami

Takashi Murakami is an and is known for blurring the line internationally prolific contemporary between high and low arts. He coined Japanese artist. He works in fine the term superflat, which describes arts media—such as painting both the aesthetic characteristics of and sculpture—as well as what the Japanese artistic tradition and is conventionally considered the nature of post-war Japanese commercial media —fashion, culture and society. Superflat is merchandise, and animation— also used as a moniker to describe

Murakami’s own artistic style and that of other Japanese artists he has influenced. Murakami is the founder and President of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., through which he manages the careers of several younger artists and organizes the biannual art fair


Murakami was unsatisfied with the state of contemporary art in Japan, believing it to be “a deep appropriation of Western trends.” Thus, much of his early work was done in the spirit of social criticism and satire. Efforts from this period include performance art (Osaka Mixer Project, 1992), parodies of the “message” art

popular in Japan in the early 90’s, and conceptual works (e.g. Randoseru Project, 1991). He also began developing his own pop icon, “Mr. DOB,” which would later develop into a form of self-portraiture, the first of several endlessly morphing and recurring motifs seen throughout his work. Though he garnered attention, many of his early pieces were not initially well received in Japan.

Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky / kænˈdɪnski/ (Russian: Васи́лий Васи́льевич Канди́нский, Vasiliy Vasil’yevich Kandinskiy, Russian pronunciation: [vaˈsʲilʲɪj kɐnˈdʲinskʲɪj]; 16 December [O.S. 4 December] 1866 – 13 December 1944) was an influential

Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. He enrolled at the University of Moscow, studying law and economics. Successful in his profession—he was offered a

professorship (chair of Roman Law) Academy of Fine Arts. He returned to at the University of Dorpat—he Moscow in 1914, after the outbreak began painting studies (life-drawing, of World War I. Kandinsky was sketching and anatomy) at the age of unsympathetic to the official theories 30. on art in Moscow, and returned to In 1896 Kandinsky settled in Germany in 1921. There, he taught Munich, studying first at Anton at the Bauhaus school of art and Ažbe’s private school and then at the architecture from 1922 until the

Nazis closed it in 1933. He then moved to France where he lived the rest of his life, became a French citizen in 1939, and produced some of his most prominent art. He died at Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1944.

Piet Mondrian

Pieter Cornelis “Piet” Mondriaan, after 1906 Mondrian (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈpiːt ˈmɔndriaːn], later [ˈmɔndriɔn]; March 7, 1872 – February 1, 1944) was a Dutch painter.

He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed Neo-Plasticism. This

consisted of white ground, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors.[1] Between his 1905 painting, The River Amstel, and his 1907 Amaryllis,

Mondrian changed the spelling of [15] his signature from Mondriaan to On February 2, 1944, a memorial, Mondrian Piet Mondrian died of attended by nearly 200, was held for pneumonia on February 1, 1944 and Mondrian, at the Universal Chapel was interred in the Cypress Hills on Lexington Avenue and 52nd Street Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. in Manhattan..

Rene Magritte

René François Ghislain Magritte (21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of

witty and thought-provoking images that fell under the umbrella http:// golconde.jpg of surrealism. His work

challenges observers’ preconditioned perceptions of reality. René François Ghislain Magritte (21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a

Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thoughtprovoking images that fell under the umbrella of surrealism. His work challenges

observers’ preconditioned perceptions of reality.

Jean Dubuffet

Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet (31 July 1901 – 12 May 1985) was a French painter and sculptor. His idealistic approach to aesthetics embraced so called “low art” and

eschewed traditional standards of beauty in favor of what he believed to be a more authentic and humanistic approach to image-making. Dubuffet was born in Le Havre. He moved

to Paris in 1918 to study painting at the Académie Julian, but after six months he left the Académie to study independently. In 1924, doubting the value of art, he stopped painting and took over his father’s business selling wine. He took up painting again in

the 1930s, when he made a large series of portraits in which he emphasized the vogues in art history. But again he stopped, only turning to art for good in 1942 when he started to paint figures of nude women in a impersonal and primitive way, in strong

and unbroken colours. He chose as subjects people in the commonplace of everyday life, such as people sitting in the Paris Métro, or just walking in the country. His first solo show came in 1944.

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