modernism

7.26.17

[NSFW] The Wild West Gets Surreal in These Epic Paintings

Kent Monkman’s 'The Rendezvous' painting series illuminates a little-known corner of American history.

4.28.17

This Artist Turns Leaves into Patterned Works of Art

With a fine blade, Nina Pearse creates freeform motifs from Mother Nature.

4.6.17

Kent Monkman’s Massive Renaissance-Style Paintings Upend Colonial Narratives

Kent Monkman is on a quest to squeeze as much throbbing detail into his energetic canvases as humanly possible.

3.15.17

Graffiti Meets Japanese Folk Art in Colorful Multimedia Murals

Muralist and painter Boy Kong draws from a variety of artistic wells for his multimedia works.

11.20.16

How WWII Introduced Modern Design’s Greatest Power Couple

The true story of how injured limbs and outdated aircraft gave rise to iconic modern design.

11.19.16

"Picasso of Design" Paul Rand’s Manifesto Is Back in Print

The architect of modernist graphic design’s classic manifesto ‘A Designer’s Art’ is now back in print.

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7.31.16

Surreal Photos of a Rainforest Filled with Gas Stations

Iconic Warhol-nurtured photographer David LaChapelle finds inspiration in American legend Edward Hopper.

7.24.16

A Modernist Artist Blends Realistic Memories of World War I Onto Canvas

Molding complex themes of religion and sexuality, this British artist reveals the simple lives of people in the wake of WW I.

7.20.16

Petra Collins Reimagines Georgia O'Keeffe's Life and Work in Feminist Short Film

The filmmaker pays homage to the great American painter in a video for the Tate Modern.

3.9.16

The Proto-Modernist Art Movement You Haven’t Heard Of

Nahmad Contemporary’s current show positions Gustave Moreau as a key precursor to Modern and contemporary painting.

11.25.15

Berlin’s "Pregnant Oyster" Gets New Guts

The time has come for the Haus der Kulturen der Welt to bridge past with present.

11.11.15

Property Developers Want to Ruin Virginia Woolf's Famous Lighthouse

One of the most famous views in literary history is under threat after the local council granted permission for a new block of apartments.

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