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How Benjamin West Became the Society Painter

by on January 22, 2022 0
Self-portrait by Benjamin West, original from 1170, copy from 1776. (Photo: Wikimedia CommonsPublic domain) The American painter Benjamin West lived between two worlds. Born in the 13 American colonies in 1738, West immigrated to London as a young man to pursue his artistic career. He lived through the American Revolution as an expatriate in... Read More

5 works of art by Egon Schiele that capture the Austrian painter’s striking style

by on December 4, 2021 0
Egon Schiele, 1918 (Photo: Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons) Austrian painter Egon schiele is a major figurative painter of the twentieth century. During his short career he created over 3,000 works on paper and around 300 paintings on canvas. Best known for his distorted portraits, Schiele rejected society’s conventional view of beauty and preferred... Read More

Artist captures animals in minimalist metal sculptures

by on November 4, 2021 0
Seoul-based artist Lee sangsoo proves that you don’t have to be realistic to create stunning works of art. Instead, he masterfully bends, twists, and coils strips of spray-painted metal to capture the essence of different kinds of animals in minimalist abstract sculptures. While Sangsoo’s style may be simple, her portfolio proves the extent of... Read More

Fiber art sculptures explore the interconnectedness of our world

by on October 7, 2021 0
This article may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more information. Artist Janis Ledwell-Hunt from Unimpeded Company manufactures fiber sculptures that show the interdependence of our world. Calling herself a “creator of knotted things,” she uses macrame, crochet, and... Read More

Artist Hacer Transforms the Garment District With Origami-Inspired Sculptures

by on September 30, 2021 0
This article may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more information. With its intricate designs folded from delicate squares of paper, origami is traditionally considered a very fragile art form. However, for California-based artist Hacer, the traditional art of... Read More

An army of sculptures come to Manchester to pay tribute to NHS workers

by on August 9, 2021 0
A new public art installation celebrating key workers arrives in St. Peter’s Square in September. 51 sculptures, each designed by British artists and designers, will make up the installation, with Manchester artists Lei-Mai LeMaow, Guy McKinley and Jodie Silverman joining a group of other acclaimed British artists. The installation – titled Gratitude – was... Read More

Learn more about the influential Flemish Baroque painter

by on August 1, 2021 0
“The Feast of Venus”, oil on canvas, c. 1636-7. (Photo: Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.) After the Renaissance, painting underwent another more dramatic transformation known as Baroque. The artists who emerged from this period created flamboyant images full of color, sensuality and drama. One of the most influential figures of this time is the... Read More