Art History

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    When and Why Did Art Start Becoming Fun?

    The desire and need to create art, in its many forms, is one of the defining characteristics of the human species.  However, ever since cavemen first painted animal forms on walls, in each century, what was considered art became increasingly restricted. Entrenched in societal expectations, each generation’s taste began to dictate all aspects of artistic expression. With everything from technique,…

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    MOMA: Niki de Saint Phalle – ‘Structures for Life’

    ‘I was brought up on fairy tales’ echoes the voice of French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle as you wander between the rooms of her first major US exhibition Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life. This exhibition, taking place at MOMA until September 6th, aims to engage with this convention-breaking artist’s interdisciplinary approach to her art, as well as…

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    The Royal Academy of Arts: Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch – The Loneliness of the Soul

    At first glance there seems little connecting contemporary British artist Tracey Emin with Norwegian born artist Edvard Munch. Born exactly a century apart, Munch’s best known work The Scream, seems to bear no relation to Emin’s provocative conceptual works, such as My Bed, Everyone I Have Ever Slept With, or her neon gas signs. And yet, currently at The Royal…

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    In Conversation with Mara Ruehl

    Mara Ruehl is a passionate German painter whose works primarily focus on abstract themes. She adopts unique approaches such as Chromamorphien to create impressive abstract art pieces, exhibited in numerous countries. One of her  artworks, “Violett F VZ-40” will be featured in the Online Abstract Art Auction on SINGULART’s live section running from the 20th the 26th of May. Don’t miss…

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    Abstract Art Is Feminine: A Shout-Out to Hilma af Klint

    In 1911, the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, allegedly created a watercolor entitled “First Abstract Watercolour.” As the title suggests, Kandinsky was keen to be perceived as the first abstract artist. In a letter to his gallery owner Jerome Neumann in 1935, it becomes clear: “Dear Mr. Neumann, unfortunately the only thing missing is the photograph of the first abstract picture…

  • Keith Haring
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    5 reasons to invest in Keith Haring

    A popular culture icon with a short-lived destiny, Keith Haring made a lasting impression on American art at the end of the 20th century. His colourful, facetious and committed work challenged the conventions of the time. The artist prefigured the practices of the underground movement by using the New York subway as his first artistic medium. His recognizable imagery and…

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    Her World: SINGULART Women Artists on Every Continent

    In celebration of International Women’s Day, SINGULART is continuing its focus on Women Artists with a trip around the world! This article is focused on artists who work on separate continents, yet their artistic vision shares a throughline of exploration and artistic excellence. Asia: Nafiseh Emran Award-winning Iranian artist Nafiseh Emran creates work that is inspired by the world around…

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    Women Artists Who Impact Our Public Spaces Through Art

    History has always been reflected and visualized through art. It is therefore no surprise that some of the most famous sculptures are reason alone to visit a city, spark heated debates on a global scale or travel the world as a symbol of motherhood. In this article, SINGULART would like to shine a light on a few of these important…

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    Female Artists That Made History Through the Ages

    Let’s take this opportunity to brush up on our art history and get to know some of the women who have changed the art world forever. SINGULART is taking this week to highlight and celebrate women in art thanks to the event “Through Her Eyes“. In order to celebrate the women that are currently shaping our view of the world,…

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    Coupled in love and creation

    It is not surprising that artists pour their love into creating art as well as match their devotion to an equal partner once they have found them. Art history is saturated with incredible love stories of artists who inspired each other and formed intense and often explosive partnerships not only in love but also in art. Often, these love relationships…