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Happy Birthday Jackson Pollock!

You’ve heard of him and whether you like his work or even understand it in general, it doesn’t really matter because Jackson Pollock is probably one of the most influential American painters and abstract expressionists. 411 more words

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Vito Acconci's 'Seedbed': Art and Pornography

On the 29th of January 1971, the American performance artist, mostly known for his landscapes and architectural designs, Vito Acconci, finished his installation/performance piece, Seedbed. The installation took place in the Sonnabend Gallery in New York, where a special floor was constructed in the form of a ramp, over which the viewers walked. 823 more words

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The Sower

It seems hard to believe now, but until my first visit to an art museum, I didn’t understand why Van Gogh was considered a great artist. 839 more words

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Libro: Restituto Rodríguez, Surrealista

Esta vez tocó hacer fotografía y diseño editorial del libro de arte del aclamado pintor queretano, Restituto Rodríguez. El artista se destaca por sus obras surrealistas, en las que presenta vistazos a mundos que encantan al espectador. 62 more words

Faces of Impressionism

I took a day-trip this past weekend over to Fort Worth to catch the “Faces of Impressionism” exhibition at the Kimbell.

The artwork in this exhibition is a small sample of “impressionistic” art from the… 231 more words

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Why So Famous?

I’ve often wondered why some paintings rise to international fame and become an icon of sorts in the art world. What is that secret recipe? So I thought I’d aim that question at the most famous  1,044 more words

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