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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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    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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    Adele Younghusband: The New Zealand Artist That Typified Kiwi Resilience

    We continue to explore women’s art, this time in New Zealand: a place with emerald green valleys, where the past coexists with the present in harmony, and where women, in their essence, demand equality without nonsensical resistance. In this article, we celebrate the life of Adele Younghusband, a Kiwi artist whose works shot to prominence in her homeland in the…

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    Genre Painting: The Aesthetics of the Everyday

    A genre painting, also known as a morality painting, places everyday actions at the center of the artwork. These can be specific individual scenes, larger groups of people, or so-called “hidden object images”. In most cases, no identifiable personalities are depicted, but rather archetypes of a social class or group. These representations were already widespread in antiquity, but modern genre…

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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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    Around the World with Niki de Saint Phalle

    Niki de Saint Phalle was a French-American sculptor, painter and filmmaker known for her outspoken political views on social issues. Many of her easily recognizable sculptures can be found around the world – for free! Her sculptures brighten and liven up many public spaces and Singulart selected a few for this article to highlight the artist’s life work. About Niki…

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    Still Life Painting: Yesterday and Today

    Although still life art existed in ancient times, it suddenly disappeared from the canvas for a lengthy period. The “autonomous” depiction of objects, entirely without people interacting with them, only spread again during the Golden Age in the Netherlands. The genre has been of great importance since its resurgence at the end of the 16th century and continues to be…

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    Modern Renaissance: 5 Contemporary Works Inspired by the Greats

    The Renaissance was arguably the most influential period in art history. In line with its French word origin of “rebirth,” the movement focused on rediscoveries and promotion of ancient ideals and practices, while also proposing new discoveries in line with technological advancement alongside a more humanistic world view. The Renaissance period is generally understood to have taken place between 1400…

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    5 Famous Artworks as Halloween Costumes

    The Halloween season is upon us and art lovers around the world have gotten creative with their inventive costumes. If you’re looking to dress up as a famous painter, look towards icons such as Frida Kahlo or Andy Warhol whose signature style can easily be recreated for this festive occasion. If you want to take your disguise to the next…