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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The muses in the life of artists in 19th and 20th century

In the 19th and 20th century some male artists had a female muse who inspired them and sometimes, when they were sick, took care of them. Germaine Greer was saying that a “muse’s job is to penetrate the male artist and bring forth a work from the womb of his mind”. Rembrandt and Rubens painted their wives The artist can […]
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Nudes as a primary theme in art

It was a prime subject from ancient times, the Greek art and after a period of transition in the Middle Age era had bloomed again in the Italian Renaissance, as a representation of the ideal male and female body shape. The nude is still a subject for contemporary art masterpieces. Michelangelo’s “David” Michelangelo, one of the most talented masters of […]
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Rubens rediscovered

Two portraits almost unknown to the public, painted by Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen, 1577 – Antwerp, 1640), were offered for sale at the well-known art auction houses, Christie’s and Sotheby’s, with the occasion of Big Masters sale in July 2018: The portrait of Clara Serena, artist’s daughter and the Portrait of a Venetian Nobleman. Even that Rubens has been a […]
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From Art to Fashion

In the last time more and more fashion designers are inspired in their creations by contemporary masterpieces, some from well-known artists. New ways are found to attract more painters to collaborate with the fashion industry and in the same time to create brands which will sell to the public, inspiring the clients to take home the dress or the handbag […]
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Controversial artworks in the history of art

The art history has shown us along the years artists who have tried several times to revolutionize the perception of the art work itself and furthermore, tried to show us how we could adopt a different view on our world and keep an open mind. Édouard Manet, has painted “Le Dejeuner sur l’Herbe”, in 1863 but when he tried to exhibit […]
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