Art History

  • Art History • Movements and techniques
    Dance and Movement in Art

    Dance is a non-verbal form of representation and expression. At the center of which is the subjective, aesthetic staging of the body and shaping of movement in space and time. As a symbol of modern life, the subject of dance has been taken up by numerous artists since the end of the 19th century, with the interest primarily focused on…

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    The Vibrating World of Jazz and Its Reception in Art

    Jazz not only had an influence on the development of music but also on the visual arts of the 20th century. Which artists were inspired by jazz? This vibrant world and its reception in art will be examined here using three examples. Around 1900, jazz emerged in the southern states of the US. From there it did not take the…

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    Dansaekhwa: Exploring the “Korean Monochrome” Art Movement

    What is Dansaekhwa? “Dansaekhwa” translates to “monochrome painting” in Korean. This art movement was pioneered by artists born from 1930-1940. Although not part of a distinctive group at the time, Dansaekhwa was seen to fully flourish in South Korea during the 1970s.  The term Dansaekhwa (also known as “tansaekhwa”) was first used by the art critic Lee Yil who used…

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    Constructivism and Eef de Graaf

    The Dutch artist Eef de Graaf produces works that are characterized by there simplicity, purity and harmony. His artworks take inspiration from the artistic movement of constructivism. De Graaf describes himself as a second generation artist of constructivism. If one wants to gain a better appreciation of Eef de Graaf’s works, we first have to delve deeper into the routes…

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    Five Russian artists to watch on Singulart

    Russia is known for its magnificant, vast and wild landscapes, its tumultuous history from the reigns of the Tsars through Communism to the Russia of today. Russia is not only a country of famous writers and composers, but also artists who have left a rich legacy and inspired others across Europe and internationally. Spanning the Iconic Masters, Itinerants, Art Nouveau,…

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    10 Essential Artists: Sculpting

    Often, the world of sculpting gets overlooked or lost within the world of visual art. With painting at the fore, it would be a great shame for us to simply shun the great sculptors of yesterday and the ones that strive to carry on that legacy of what it means to be a master of clay, marble, and bronze. Singulart…

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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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    5 Singulart Artists Speak Up on Black Lives Matter

    Contemporary art is very intriguing as it often depicts and reflects on current affairs, sometimes in a critical way that wants to shine a light on societal shortcomings and aims to push humanity to do better. In light of recent events, the Black Lives Matter movement became once more a powerful voice that demanded change. To empower the voices of…

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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…