Artists in the History

  • Artists in the History
    William Eggleston

    When I show him Kim Kardashian West’s Instagram, he says, “While I can’t imagine Eggleston navigating the little things in life like grocery shopping or filling out any form, I can imagine an understated version — a harsh — parallel universe, as he sketches the One Theory of Everything on paper napkins and then pops it up as a sweet…

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    Winslow Homer

    The exhibition focuses on earlier works such as the paintings of Homer (1836–1910) and Salvation, painted in 1881–1882 on the North Coast of England, and the increasing renown of the artists as war drew to a close and an understanding of what war meant. Through the 1870s Homer continued to paint mostly rural or idyllic scenes of the peasant life,…

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    Zdzislaw Beksinski

    According to Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro: “In the medieval tradition, Beksinski seems to have believed that art is a warning about the fragility of the flesh – all pleasures that we know are doomed to die – so his works manage simultaneously to induce a process of decay. Time and the endless struggle for life. During this period his…

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    Louise Bourgeois

    Bourgeois continued his education in New York at Art Students League, studying painting with Vaclav Vitlacil, as well as creating sculptures and prints. In 1973, Bourgeois began teaching at the Pratt Institute, Cooper Union, Brooklyn College and the New York School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture and worked at the New York School of Visual Arts, where he taught engraving…

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    Lucian Freud

    Freud was one of several artists later described by artist RB China as a group called the “London School” Freud was part of a group of artists called the “London School”, which were rather a collection of individual artists who knew each other, some close to each other and working in London in a figurative style (but during the boom…

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    Man Ray

    In 1948, Man Ray hosted a solo exhibition at the Copley Galleries in Beverly Hills, which brought together a wide range of works and brought his newly painted canvases from a series of Shakespearean equations. In 1951 he returned to Paris and settled at 2 bis rue Ferou near Luxembourg Gardens in Saint-Germain-des-Prés where he maintained his creative practice through…

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    Marc Chagall

    Marc Chagall (born July 7, 1887 in Vitebsk, Belarus – March 28, 1985, Saint-Paul, Alpes-Maritimes, France – Russian Empire – died March 28, 1985, Belarus ), French artist, printmaker and designer of Belarusian origin, painted his early works in various media including stage and ballet sets, Bible prints and poetry prints He was an internationally acclaimed Russian-French-Jewish artist who was…

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    Marcel Duchamp

    While his contemporaries made impressive strides in the art world selling their works to secular collectors, Duchamp remarked: “I am still a victim of chess. Although Duchamp was no longer considered a real artist, he continued to consult with artists, art dealers and collectors. Duchamp’s artistic life lasted for several decades, during which time he reinterpreted his art several times,…

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    Mark Bradford

    This MoMA licenses audio for archiving and selects copyrighted video clips from our collection of films. All licensing requests for non-copyrighted audio archives or films should be directed to the Scala archives at [email protected]. A selection of Bradford’s paintings on paper will be displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth, Texas, until January 10, 2021. In…

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    Mary Cassatt

    He was likely first to meet French artists Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Eugene Delacroix, Camille Corot and Gustave Courbet at the 1855 World Exhibition in Paris. Edgar Degas and Camille Pissarro participated in the exhibitions, later colleagues and mentors ; although Mary Cassatt was in no way able to visit cafes or nightclubs like Impressionists she could preferably go with…