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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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    Andreas Gursky’s Landscape Images

    Andreas Gursky is best known for his large-format photographs, which he began taking in the 1980s. They are often reminiscent of children’s books because of their wide-format and high-angle perspective along with surprise objects within the frame. Motifs from nature and various forms of landscapes are an integral part of Gursky’s work. Since the 1990s he has been using electronic…

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    Supper at Emmaus (1601): The Story of Caravaggio’s Dramatic Piece

    Caravaggio’s Supper at Emmaus exemplifies his use of lighting and realism to help depict religious scenes with an array of human emotion at the forefront. Painted at the height of his fame, it is characteristic of his unique style. In this article, Singulart discusses the life of this Baroque pioneer and his masterpiece Supper at Emmaus. Who was Caravaggio?  Michelangelo…

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    David (1501 – 1504): The Story Behind Michelangelo’s Masterpiece

    Michelangelo’s David is not only a symbol of the artist’s incredible talent as a sculptor, but also the city of Florence and its artistic prowess during the Renaissance. In this article, Singulart discusses Michelangelo’s masterpiece and his importance to the Italian High Renaissance. Who was Michelangelo?  Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475 – 1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter and…

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    LHOOQ (1919): Marcel Duchamp’s Uncompromising Piece

    Marcel Duchamp’s LHOOQ exemplifies his use of readymades to undermine preconceptions surrounding art. Within this piece, Duchamp defaces a reproduction of one of the world’s most famous paintings, the Mona Lisa. Singulart takes a closer look at LHOOQ and the life of Marcel Duchamp. Who was Marcel Duchamp?  Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) was born in Blainville, Normandy in a family where all…

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    The Musicians (1595): The Story of Caravaggio and His Innovative Style

    The Musicians exemplifies Caravaggio’s pioneering form of realism and his intense use of chiaroscuro, which proved to be hugely influential to the development of Baroque painting. In this article, Singulart takes a closer look at Caravaggio’s life and at The Musicians.  Who was Caravaggio?  Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was an Italian painter and pioneer of Baroque painting. He was…

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    Nude Descending a Staircase, No.2 (1912): Duchamp’s Stirring Piece

    Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, No.2 is a Modernist masterpiece that incorporates elements Cubism and Futurism to deal with the subject of depicting movement. In this article, Singulart discusses the intricacies of this masterpiece in the context of Duchamp’s life and work. Who was Marcel Duchamp?  Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) was born in Blainville, Normandy in a family where all his…

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    The Story of The Sistine Chapel ceiling frescoes (c. 1508 – 1512)

    The Sistine Chapel ceiling frescoes are some of Michelangelo’s most impressive works, featuring 343 figures painted over 500 square metres. Today, it remains one of the most iconic works of the Italian Renaissance. In this article, Singulart discusses the life of Michelangelo and his masterpiece The Sistine Chapel ceiling frescoes. Who was Michelangelo?  Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475 –…

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    0 through 9 (1961): The Story of the Revered Piece by Jasper Johns

    Jasper Johns’ 0 through 9 is part of a series of works in which he layers the numbers 0 to 9 on top of each other, adopting a familiar image, and transforming it into something else via the medium of paint. His aim, as with much of his other mature work, was to push the boundaries of painting. A crucial…

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    Target with Four Faces (1955): Jasper Johns’ Intriguing Work

    Target with Four Faces exemplifies Jasper Johns’ exploration of the new possibilities for painting. Playing with subject matter, symbolism and different techniques, Johns was able to create this engaging, unsettling and thought provoking composition. In this article, Singulart discusses Johns’ aims and methods in creating of Target with Four Faces.  Who is Jasper Johns? Jasper Johns (born May 15 1930)…