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    5 Women Who Changed the History of Art

    Since the beginning of time, the history of art has been dominated by men. Often women artists are overshadowed by their male counterparts, due to the patriarchal system that puts trust in the authority of the “male genius” and gives women the role of “the muse.” The statistics of women in the art world are shocking: not only are they…

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    Legendary photographer Robert Frank dies at 94

    Frank was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, particularly celebrated for his documentarian depictions of modern American life. From Zürich to New York Born on 9th November, 1924 in Zürich, Switzerland, Robert Frank grew up in a Jewish family, and emigrated to New York at the age of 23. He secured work with various publications such…

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    German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh dies

    The photographer is credited with helping ring in the fashion industry’s ‘Supermodel’ era of the 1990s, and will be remembered for his celebrations of natural beauty. Peter Lindbergh has died in Paris, aged 74, as confirmed by his Paris studio on Wednesday in an Instagram post: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Lindbergh on…

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    Fashion and Art: 5 Iconic Fashion Photographers who Bridged the Gap

    Fashion has largely existed on the periphery of the ‘fine art’ world–or else has been entirely omitted from it–for centuries. Previously assigned to the realms of ‘design’ or ‘craft’, it is only in the past decade that fashion has entered the halls of museums in blockbuster exhibitions as veritable artworks in and of themselves. Instrumental in the development of this…

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    The Two Fridas (1939): Duality and Surrealism in Kahlo’s Famous Portrait

    One of Frida Kahlo’s most famous works, The Two Fridas encompasses many threads that run throughout her entire oeuvre, from Mexican identity to the female experience and her own personal history. In her signature style, mixing fantasy and symbolism with realist detail, The Two Fridas is an enigmatic composition with enduring significance today. In this article Singulart deciphers the symbols…

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    Leonardo Da Vinci and his Greatest Love: The Mona Lisa

    The Renaissance masterpiece The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci is arguably the most famous painting in the world. With her iconic smile catching viewers’ attention, she has lived in the castles of French kings, from Francis I and Louis XIV to Napoleon and today she remains a huge part of France’s cultural heritage despite her Italian provenance. In this…

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    How did Edgar Degas create ‘A Cotton Office in New Orleans’?

    A Cotton Office in New Orleans is a seminal piece by impressionist artist Edgar Degas. On a trip to New Orleans in 1872, Degas was inspired to produce the piece after visiting the cotton office of his brother. The artwork, which mixes portraiture and genre art, is one of the most important portrayals of 18th century capitalism, and was the…

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    The Scandal Behind Édouard Manet’s ‘The Luncheon on the Grass’

    Hailed as the first modern painting, Manet’s The Luncheon on the Grass was as scandalous as it was revolutionary. Portraying an ordinary scene of everyday life on a scale previously reserved for great historical or mythological compositions, Manet rejected the conventions of classical painting to forge a path toward Modernism. In this article, Singulart dissects the scandal behind Manet’s masterpiece…

  • Titelbild: Frida Kahlo. Bild: Secretaría Culture del Gobierno deMéxico
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    Have Researchers Unearthed Frida Kahlo’s Only Known Voice Recording?

    In Mexico’s National Sound Library, researchers may have discovered the world’s first voice recording of celebrated artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). If the recording is indeed authentic, it will be a major historical discovery.  “We have been waiting for this for a long time,” said Pável Granados, Director of the Fonoteca Nacional de Mexico last Wednesday. And so, of course, has…

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    Giving it All: The Art of Marina Abramović

    Scream until your voice cracks. Dance until the point of exhaustion. Be present until you can’t stand it anymore. These are the principles of performance artist Marina Abramović: to seek out strange, new experiences and engage them with every sense. Her art is radical, ruthless, and uncomfortable. Again and again she casts herself into extreme situations – scratching herself with…