Paul Gauguin was another major influence on modern art, with his focus on colour, two dimensional forms, and the symbolic meaning of art. Primarily known as a Post Impressionist painter, he was also a printmaker and created ceramic sculptures and woodcarvings. He was a financially successful stockbroker and self-taught amateur artist when he began collecting … Continue reading Paul Gauguin
Harran II. Frank Stella. 1967. Polymer and fluorescent paint on canvas. Guggenheim Museum.
Between 1890 and 1891 Claude Monet (the father of Impressionism) painted roughly 30 paintings of Haystacks. They were the first of many series he would devote his life to. Not as beloved as his Waterlilies or showy as his Cathedral of Roen, the Haystacks signify a sea change in his approach to painting. The subject matter took a backseat to […]
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo de Vinci “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint Exupéry “It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.” – The Alchemist “If […]
Temple Gardens / Impressions of Tunisia. 1920. Paul Klee. gouache, ink, paper