Famous Female Artists

Linda Nochlin, an American art historian, published her essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” in 1971. She is talking about a lot of hardship for the women contemporary artists, and “obstacles” in their way to become famous. Linda’s essay came to be regarded as “a pioneering essay for both feminist art history and feminist art theory” and […]
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Top 2018

After ten years from the 2008 financial crisis, which had a negative impact on the art market, we are seeing a revival of the art sales. Leonardo da Vinci‘s Salvador Mundi was sold for $450 M (November 2017), showing an increase of 3% for the total art purchase in 2017. The business art deals profit for the first half of […]
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Salvador Dalí, Gala, and Surrealism

“I name my wife: Gala, Galushka, Gradiva; Oliva, for the oval shape of her face and the colour of her skin; Oliveta, diminutive for Olive; and its delirious derivatives Oliueta, Oriueta, Buribeta, Buriueteta, Suliueta, Solibubuleta, Oliburibuleta, Ciueta, Liueta. I also call her Lionette, because when she gets angry she roars like the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion.” (Salvador Dalí) Elena Ivanovna Diakonova (Gala’s […]
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Street art in Romania

In Romania, the street art has appeared after 1989 in the period of transition to democracy. With the infestation of the art with the new Pop, Hip-Hop “art subculture” the new emerging graffiti artists tried to imitate their American and European colleges and beside the big cities the street art took by surprise the small urban centres also. The social […]
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Frida Kahlo, a suffering artist

Who was Frida Kahlo? It is not possible to find an exact answer. So contradictory and multiple was the personality of this woman that it may be said that many Frida existed. Perhaps none of them was the one she wanted to be. (Alejandro Gómez Arias) Frida Kahlo Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest From July to […]
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ZVI GOLDSTEIN: DISTANCE AND DIFFERENCES

Zvi Golstein at S.M.A.K. In 2016 S.M.A.K. – The Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art Ghent (Belgium) dedicated a large exhibition to Zvi Goldstein, a Jewish artist with Romanian roots. Born in 1947 in Cluj-Napoca, to a Jewish-Hungarian family, Zvi Goldstein emigrated to Israel with his family, in 1958. From 1966 to 1969 he studied at The Bezalel Art and Design […]
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Cakes inspired by art masterpiece

Lately, bakeries are making real cake masterpieces based on the art work of famous contemporary artists. Beside a very delicious taste these unique creations are surprising the clients with a real approach to the impressionist, surrealist, neoexpressionist, hip hop, modern paintings, creating a sweet confusion in everybody mind when you can actually eat a piece of Van Gogh “Starry Night“, […]
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Basquiat’s walk from Haitian and Puerto Rico descent to fame

“Untitled,” Basquiat painting sold for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s auction. In 2017, a 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Neo-Expressionist painter, named “Untitled” showing a “skull” was sold at Sotheby’s auction for an amazing $110.5 million, and a new record was set for an American artist sold for such a high price. Credit 2017 The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, […]
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BRANCUSI AT THE GUGGENHEIM

Guggenheim Collection: Brancusi, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA, 2017. © Guggenheim Museum “God is everywhere, when you totally forget about yourself and, when you feel humble and, when you give yourself. Divinity remains in your work; she is magical…Well, a lady from New York who really felt this thing, cried and kneeled in front of one of my […]
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Is Street Art, Art?

Graffiti art As primitive forms of graffiti we can consider the wall writings and paintings dating back to Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire and Ancient Greece. The beginning of the street art movement was in the early 1960, but we can talk about graffiti even before that, in 1920s and 1930s, when “street gangs” were painting the sides of subway […]
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