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    Bicycle Wheel (1913): The Story of Marcel Duchamp’s Pioneering Style

    Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel is one of his earliest readymades, with which he questioned the very notion of what constitutes a work of art. In this article, Singulart takes a closer look at the life and works of this pioneering twentieth century artist and at Bicycle Wheel itself.  Who was Marcel Duchamp?  Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) was born in Blainville, Normandy in…

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    Figures and Dog in Front of the Sun (1949): Joan Miró Brilliance

    Joan Miró’s Figures and Dog in Front of the Sun represents his simplified technique of lines and block color to create an ambiguous and open composition that remains open to interpretation. In this article, Singulart discusses the composition of Figures and Dog in Front of the Sun and Joan Miró’s renowned surrealist techniques.  Who was Joan Miró?  Joan Miró (1893-1983)…

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    La Mariée (1950): The Story of Marc Chagall’s Revered Artwork

    La Mariée is one of the most iconic works produced by Marc Chagall, exemplifying his astounding use of color to conjure up an image that inhabits both reality and the imagination. In this article, Singulart takes a closer look at Chagall’s masterpiece as well as his life and unique style.  Who was Marc Chagall?  Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was a Russian-French…

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    The Creation of Adam (c.1508 – 1512): Michelangelo’s Astounding Piece

    Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam is one of the most iconic sections of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling and one of his most famous paintings. In this article, Singulart discusses the life of this archetypal Renaissance man and one of his many masterpieces, The Creation of Adam.  Who was Michelangelo?  Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475 – 1564) was an Italian…

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    The Birth of the World (1925): The Story of Joan Miró’s Masterpiece

    The Birth of the World exemplifies Joan Miró’s experimental approach to painting, combining his interest in poetry and the Surrealists to create this large scale masterpiece. In this article, Singulart examines Miró’s process as well as the potential meanings evoked within The Birth of the World.   Who was Joan Miró?  Joan Miró (1893-1983) was a Spanish surrealist artist known…

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    The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1490): Bosch’s Influential Style

    Hieronymous Bosch’s triptych The Temptation of Saint Anthony exemplifies his unique painting style that was characterized by rich symbolism and apocalyptic imagery depicting hell and unimaginable horrors. His grotesque, pessimistic, fantastic style has had a far reaching influence over the course of art history. In this article, Singulart takes a closer look at Bosch, his unique style and the symbolism…

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    Three Flags (1958): The Story of Jasper Johns’ iconic piece

    Jasper Johns’ Three Flags is an essential work of pop art and exemplifies his mature style. It lays clear his desire to question popular imagery through painting in order to encourage the viewer to examine how we look at the world around us. In this article, Singulart discusses Jasper Johns’ career and his iconic work Three Flags. Who is Jasper…

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    The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp (1632) – Rembrandt

    The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp was the turning point of Rembrandt’s career. As a relatively unknown painter, it was a huge coup for the precocious young artist to obtain such a prestigious commission. But why was Rembrandt painting anatomy lessons? And who is Dr Nicolaes Tulp, the main subject of the portrait? Singulart will explore these questions, as…

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    Café Terrace at Night (1888) – Vincent van Gogh’s ode to Arles

    Within Café Terrace at Night, Vincent van Gogh captures a dreamy nighttime scene of a café in his beloved adopted town of Arles. It is the first of his starry night trilogy, with Starry Night Over the Rhône and The Starry Night following in later years. In this article, Singulart will explore the composition of Café Terrace at Night, van…

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    Victory Boogie Woogie (1944): Piet Mondrian’s Final Artwork

    Victory Boogie Woogie is the last artwork by abstract artist Piet Mondrian, although it was never completed. It encapsulates the buzzing energy of boogie woogie music and New York, where Mondrian relocated in 1940. Victory Boogie Woogie is considered amongst Mondrian’s greatest artistic achievements, showcasing a new direction for his primary-colored, meticulously planned art. In this article, Singulart will examine…