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Daniel Fuchs (b. 1974) was born in Greiz, a small city in the south of Thuringia, Germany. From an early age, he felt the tension and monotony of everyday life in East Germany. He breathed a sigh of relief when the Berlin Wall and the East German regime fell, but his hopes of improving his personal situation were dashed.

18/03/2022

A pioneer in the rediscovery of this artistic movement, the Royal Monastery of Brou presents until 26 June the exhibition „Amour, Guerre & Beauté (Love, War & Beauty)“, which explores for the first time the way in which the sovereigns of the former Burgundian Netherlands

25/04/2022

Every Wednesday throughout the exhibition from 5–9 pm you can experience the 23rd Biennale of Sydney at Barangaroo late into the night alongside a variety of free weekly programs inspired by the works and themes of rīvus.

08/04/2022

He is considered one of the major French painters of the 19th century, and one of the most important inventors of modern art along with Klimt, Munch, Seurat and van Gogh.

26/01/2022

Auguste Renoir painted two similar versions of Blonde Bather (La baigneuse blonde) in 1881 and 1882, both of which are now published as private collections. The 1882 version is seen above on the left. The model was Aline Charigot, who later became Renoir’s wife. Inspired by Renaissance paintings (especially Raphael’s frescoes) in Italy in 1881, these works are clearly different in style from Renoir’s earlier works. Some commentators have called these works beautiful, while others have called them vulgar.

13/12/2021

Dali´s surrealistic obsession with women is revealed by the frequent use in his works of the image symbolising the Venus. The most beautiful of all Venuses, even though the most elusive, is certainly the Venus of Milo.

21/10/2021

Because of his origins, Marc Chagall intensely felt the problems of the Jewish community in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, just as he intuitively experienced the problems that Russia, his native country, was going through with the First World War and the October Revolution.

10/04/2022

Barbara Kruger was born in Newark in 1945. In 1965 she began her studies at Syracuse University, Syracuse, which she continued in 1966 at Parsons School of Design in New York. In the sixties and seventies she worked as a graphic designer for the American fashion magazine „Mademoiselle“. In 1980 she received a scholarship at PS1 (Project Studio One), New York. She lives in New York and Los Angeles.

07/12/2021

Hanns Theodor Flemming was raised in a home where art was truly appreciated. His father Max Leon Flemmig, who grew up in the Rhineland area, was a patron of the arts and collector whose collection included works by Picasso, Marc Chagall, Macke and Kandinsky. Flemming’s sister Evelinde Manon became a well-known photographer.

15/11/2021

I did not write to you last month, I had nothing new to tell you and could only have repeated myself, and besides I did not have the courage to do so. Then when the letter carrier came a little later, there was again nothing from Chaudet. Since my health is completely restored, and I therefore no longer have a chance of dying a natural death, I wanted to kill myself.

14/01/2022

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Music at Reykjavík Arts Festival

Music at Reykjavík Arts Festival

Reykjavík Arts Festival is a biennial multidisciplinary festival with a special focus on new commissions and the creative intersection of the arts. It presents, to the widest possible audience

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Art Paris 2023

Art Paris 2023

Art Paris will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023. The fair will run from 30 March to 2 April 2023 at the Temporary Grand Palais Éphémère, bringing together 130 modern and contemporary art galleries from some 20 countries.

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Zwischen den Welten - Elke Daemmrich

Zwischen den Welten – Elke Daemmrich

In her current exhibition „Between the Worlds“ at the Galerie am Domhof in Zwickau from 08.05. to 10.07.2022, the artist shows the entire breadth of her artistic formal language, also inspired by scholarship stays in Virginia and Ohio (USA), among others, at the Künstlerbahnhof Ebernburg (Palatinate)

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What is Art

Art is one of the most general categories of aesthetics. As a rule, art is understood as an objective understanding of reality; the process and result of the expression of the inner and outer (in relation to the Creator) world. Consequently, art is a creative activity that not only reflects the interests of the artists, but also those of other people.

The understanding of art has changed with the development of philosophical, social and aesthetic norms and evaluations. For a long time, art was regarded as a type of cultural activity that satisfies man’s love of beauty. In this sense, art is a skill the product of which gives aesthetic pleasure. However, with the development of social norms, ethical and aesthetic evaluations, art has acquired the right not to describe any activity aimed at creating forms of expression as merely aesthetic and artistic. In a broader sense, we can compare art to drama; art has the ability to evoke an emotional reaction in other people.

In a modern sense, we can think of defamiliarized objects mirrored in different media as art. In this regard, we are all artists. Vladimir Nabokov wrote in Ada, “In ‚real‘ life we are creatures of chance in an absolute void–unless we be artists ourselves.”

Artists

Peter Backhaus

Peter Backhaus

Peter Backhaus was born in 1947 in Germany. In 1968 he emigrated to Sweden where he studied philosophy, psychology and art. In Gothenburg he had his own art school.

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Stephane Mandelbaum

STÉPHANE MANDELBAUM

Driven by fascination as well as by contempt, Stéphane Mandelbaum (1961–1986) produced hundreds of portraits within a short creative period of just ten years. The subjects include Arthur Rimbaud, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Francis Bacon, Pierre Goldman, his grandfather Szulim, and his father Arié Mandelbaum, but also National Socialist criminals such as Joseph Goebbels and Ernst Röhm.

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Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin

He is considered one of the major French painters of the 19th century, and one of the most important inventors of modern art along with Klimt, Munch, Seurat and van Gogh.

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Wassily Kandinsky Composition VIII

Wassily Kandinsky

Because of his origins, Marc Chagall intensely felt the problems of the Jewish community in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, just as he intuitively experienced the problems that Russia, his native country, was going through with the First World War and the October Revolution.

read more »
Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall

Chagall is one of the most famous artists in France in the 20th century. His work has characteristics of surrealism and neo-primitivism.
Chagall was born on 7 July 1887 in Russia, in a Jewish family. He was brought up in the peace and tenderness of his mother, who taught him to read and to love the Bible and people. Vitebsk remained in Chagall’s imagination as the naive paradise of childhood, and the painter represented it in many paintings, in his youth and also later.

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Self portrait as the Allegory of Painting, Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi

Dali´s surrealistic obsession with women is revealed by the frequent use in his works of the image symbolising the Venus. The most beautiful of all Venuses, even though the most elusive, is certainly the Venus of Milo.

read more »
Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall

Chagall is one of the most famous artists in France in the 20th century. His work has characteristics of surrealism and neo-primitivism.
Chagall was born on 7 July 1887 in Russia, in a Jewish family. He was brought up in the peace and tenderness of his mother, who taught him to read and to love the Bible and people. Vitebsk remained in Chagall’s imagination as the naive paradise of childhood, and the painter represented it in many paintings, in his youth and also later.

read more »
Wassily Kandinsky Composition VIII

Wassily Kandinsky

Because of his origins, Marc Chagall intensely felt the problems of the Jewish community in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, just as he intuitively experienced the problems that Russia, his native country, was going through with the First World War and the October Revolution.

read more »
Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin

He is considered one of the major French painters of the 19th century, and one of the most important inventors of modern art along with Klimt, Munch, Seurat and van Gogh.

read more »
Stephane Mandelbaum

STÉPHANE MANDELBAUM

Driven by fascination as well as by contempt, Stéphane Mandelbaum (1961–1986) produced hundreds of portraits within a short creative period of just ten years. The subjects include Arthur Rimbaud, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Francis Bacon, Pierre Goldman, his grandfather Szulim, and his father Arié Mandelbaum, but also National Socialist criminals such as Joseph Goebbels and Ernst Röhm.

read more »

Exhibition

Music at Reykjavík Arts Festival

Music at Reykjavík Arts Festival

Reykjavík Arts Festival is a biennial multidisciplinary festival with a special focus on new commissions and the creative intersection of the arts. It presents, to the widest possible audience

Art Paris 2023

Art Paris 2023

Art Paris will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023. The fair will run from 30 March to 2 April 2023 at the Temporary Grand Palais Éphémère, bringing together 130 modern and contemporary art galleries from some 20 countries.

Zwischen den Welten - Elke Daemmrich

Zwischen den Welten – Elke Daemmrich

In her current exhibition „Between the Worlds“ at the Galerie am Domhof in Zwickau from 08.05. to 10.07.2022, the artist shows the entire breadth of her artistic formal language, also inspired by scholarship stays in Virginia and Ohio (USA), among others, at the Künstlerbahnhof Ebernburg (Palatinate)

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