Born on January 21, 1955, in York, Pennsylvania, Jeff Koons studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art (BFA 1976), in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. “Since his emergence in the 1980s Jeff Koons has blended the concerns and methods of Pop, Conceptual, and appropriation art with craft-making and popular […]
Born on January 19, 1839 in Aix-en-Provence, France, Paul Cézanne is considered by many to be one of the most important painters of the second half of the 19th century. From 1849 – 1852, he studied at the Ecole Saint-Joseph and from 1852 to 1858 at the Collège Bourbon. In 1857 he attended the Ecole […]
Born to a prosperous family on January 14, 1841, in Bourges, Cher, France, Berthe Morisot was a central member of the Paris Impressionists. Morisot, as well as her sisters, were encouraged at an early age to pursue art and studied with neoclassical painter Geoffroy-Alphonse Chocarne. In 1858 she and her sister Edma studied at the […]
An underwater art museum, teeming with life A recent Ted Talk by underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor. For deCaires Taylor, the ocean is more than a muse — it’s an exhibition space and museum. Taylor creates sculptures of human forms and mundane life on land and sinks them to the ocean floor, where they are […]
J.C. Leyendecker created over 320 covers for the Saturday Evening Post, the most well known are his “New Year’s Baby” series which ran every year from 1908 to 1943. To see the full collection of New Year’s Babies, visit the Saturday Evening Post website. Happy New Year Everyone!!
Today: the majestic photographs of Nick Brandt. Born and raised in London, England, Brandt studied film and painting at St. Martins School of Art. After college, he moved to California and became a well-known music video director for stars such as Michael Jackson (Earth Song) and Moby (Play). It was while directing “Earth Song” in […]
These curious paintings are by Adelaide, Australia artist Shane Devries. Self taught, Devries used to work as a storyboard artist and illustrator for Showpony Advertising. He recently left that job to paint full time and currently has a solo exhibition at Gallery 139 in Adelaide with his series “From Somewhere Else”. To see more of […]
From PBS Off Book: LEGO blocks are one of the most beloved toys in the world, playing a role in many a person’s childhood. But for some creators, LEGO has evolved from toy to art form.
“Born in 1976, Sitaki (aka SIT) has been part of the Amsterdam creative scene for many years. SIT was involved in action painting, graphic design, advertising and more – until he went back to square one to find his true essence – back to head and handcraft. Themes in SIT’s work include his struggle to […]
I say that good painters imitated nature, but the bad ones vomited it.