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    How Berlin Became a Contemporary Artistic Haven

    Berlin has always been a mecca of artistic creation, but since the fall of the Wall it has really established itself as Europe’s haven for international artists. With low rents and a thriving creative scene – whether it be visual, music or otherwise – the German capital has been the adopted home of millions of free-thinking, free-roaming bohemians. Why is this…

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    10 Essential Artists: Pop Art

    Pop Art was a movement that became symbolic of the mass consumerism, celebrity culture, and counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s. With enigmatic figures such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, Pop Art proved to be a reflection of the formative decades that succeeded the Second World War. With the Boomer generation now reaching an age of rebellion and experimentation,…

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    Andy Warhol and the Politics of Pop Art

    One of most enigmatic artists of the 20th century, Andy Warhol’s influence on art and culture is ubiquitous. The Pennsylvanian-born introvert spearheaded the Pop Art movement which mirrored the rampant celebrity and consumer culture. Pop Art was conceived out of a dissatisfaction that young artists felt towards art schools during the 1950s and 1960s. They felt that none of the…

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    5 German Art Residencies

    Since the Industrial Revolution onset a period of big business culminating in this current period of neo-liberalism, surviving as an artist has been a mental and physical challenge. This is especially difficult when sects of society tell those with aspiring artistic dreams to ‘get a real job’. We may be turning a corner, however, as in these uncertain times it…

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    5 American Art Residencies

    Since the Industrial Revolution onset a period of big business which has culminated in this current period of neo-liberalism, surviving as an artist has been a mental and physical challenge. This is especially difficult when sects of society tell those with aspiring artistic dreams to ‘get a real job’. We may be turning a corner, however, as in these uncertain…

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    Scream: Mental Illness in Art

    The way in which mental illness has been portrayed throughout history has seen those dealing with inner turmoil ostracized and othered. Sure, for someone who perceives the world beyond what is widely accepted as reality, their mind may be wired differently from someone who is considered healthy. However, it is this alternate view of the world that has inspired some…

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    Address Book: Hanoi

    Hanoi could be considered a sleeping giant of cultural prowess. With its traditional practices still intact and a slower pace to life allowing for blissful expeditions, the sheer volume of things to do is a very welcome surprise for those expecting a calm visit. The history of Vietnam is one of nuance and is a complex affair, however, by simply…

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    10 Essential Artists: Impressionism

    Having seen their artworks get rejected by the Salon in the mid-19th century, a handful of Paris-based artists set up the Société Anonyme Coopérative des Artistes Peintres, Sculpteurs, Graveurs. This would prove to be the catalyst for these independent artists to showcase their style, known as Impressionism. With artworks from the movement being so nostalgically charged, Singulart takes a look…

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    10 Essential Artists: Expressionism

    Expressionism is a revered movement in art history largely thanks to the enigmatic characters that emerged from the scene at the start of the 20th century. As the name suggests, expressionist paintings are very personal and subjective accounts of what the artist perceives around them. The introspective dive into one’s surroundings has left us with artworks that are both mind-bending…