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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

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... 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

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... Read More