Artists in the History

  • Artists in the History
    Sandro Botticelli

    On the occasion of Sothebys’ sale this week of Botticelli’s rare one-figure portrait of a young man with a round handle, expected to be one of the most expensive old master paintings ever sold at auction, here’s a guide to a career as an artist and painter. When he was a teenager, Botticelli entered the studio of the painter Fra…

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    Spencer Tunick

    With desert peakes piercing the sky and the thin blue ribbon of the Dead Sea shining in the distance, ghostly figures of about 200 men and women, from head to toe, began to appear from behind the spurs. Tunick is also known for coordinating large-scale nude photography in public spaces from the Swiss glacier to the steps of the Sydney…

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    Steve Mccurry

    Steve McCurry (born 23 April 1950) is an American photographer, freelancer and photojournalist. Her photograph of an Afghan girl with piercing green eyes has appeared repeatedly on the cover of National Geographic magazine for over 30 years. Steve McCurry is one of the leading figures in contemporary photography for over three decades. His name has been dedicated to dozens of…

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    Frank Stella

    The combination of reason and dirt is composed of black inverted parallel U shapes, which contain stripes separated by thin unpainted lines. In 1959, Stella created a series of black paintings in which the stripes of black paint are separated by thin and precise stripes of bare canvas. In an era when modern painting relied on wild posture, heavy ink…

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    George Condo

    The exhibition will be touring in 2017-18 to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Humlebek. In 2011, the New Museum opened in New York a retrospective of Kondo’s mid-career entitled “Mental Conditions”, which takes place throughout the space of both London galleries and focuses exclusively on the work of George Condo, a key figure in contemporary American painting. The exhibition…

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    George Sanders

    Sanders was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 3, 1906 in the house number 6 of the Petrovsky Island, had an older brother, actor Tom Conway, who died in 1967, and a younger sister, Margaret, and worked for a time in the British theater before making his film debut in Love, Life and Laughter in 1934, and appeared in…

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    Gerhard Richter

    Richter has been working on creating new images by dragging and dropping fresh paint over a photograph since 1989. In his abstract paintings, Richter creates cumulative layers of unrepresentative paint from large stripes of base color on canvas, blending and scraping, to hide the previous layers of paint and expose them. In the mid-1980s, Richter began using a homemade palette…

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    Grant Wood

    After graduating from Washington High School in 1910, Wood enrolled in the Handicraft Guild, a fully women-run arts school in Minneapolis (now a major collective of artists in the city) between 1930 and 1934 Wood wrote many of the works for which he is best known: Arnold Coming of Age (1930), Victorian Survival (1931) and Appreciation (1931), Daughters of the…

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    Gregory Crewdson

    Born in Brooklyn in 1962, he filmed Eclipse of the Moths and the previous series of photographs about Berkshire in the summer, when the shadow is drawing on. Conveniently he has resigned from teaching duties at Yale University, where he is the director of the Graduate School of Photography. He graduated from the Yale School of the Arts in 1988…

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    Helen Frankenthaler

    Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was a second generation postwar abstract painter. His innovative impregnation technique consisted of pouring thinned paint directly onto an unprimed canvas. By inventing the technique of soaking stains he expanded the possibilities of abstraction and sometimes referred to figuration. In 1952, Frankenthaler Mountains and Sea created a foundational and revolutionary American abstraction painting – The mountains and…