30th August 2012

By the end of the first decade of the twentieth century, the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky was already beginning to shatter the old order of art. We see this in Studie fur improvisation 8, a bright, molecular work that jarred against anything that had previously been seen. The oil painting, read more ...

29th August 2012

Vincent Van Gogh has come to be one of the most celebrated post-impressionistic painters of his generation and among the best-known artists of all-time. History vindicated him; it was inevitable. His work is noted for its use of bold brush strokes, delicately complemented with a refined use of read more ...

28th August 2012

This September sees the launch of Berlin Art Week, a brand new addition to the cultural calendar, which is setting about becoming the highlight attraction during the autumn season. Characteristic of this confidence is its punchy, eclectic and comprehensive composition, comprised as it is of Preview read more ...

28th August 2012

The inaugural Frieze Masters is setting itself up to be one of the highlights of the cultural calendar this autumn, as more details emerge of the highly anticipated art fair. Launching On October 11th to coincide with – and be in close proximity to – the much respected Frieze Art Fair, Masters was read more ...

28th August 2012

The Middle Ages ultimately began with the ousting of Romulus Augustus from his position of power as the last emperor of Rome in 476 AD, which marked the symbolic end of this longstanding empire. It is generally thought to have ended in the fifteenth century, with the emergence Renaissance read more ...

24th August 2012

Some arguments can never be resolved, and that isn't a bad thing at all. Their impossibility is their brilliance, and so it is that certain kinds of material have the power to amplify an average tête-à-tête into an epic, discursive and lingering exchange that all involved remember for a very long read more ...

23rd August 2012

Dadaism is one of the most interesting concepts to have emerged in modern art. It is arguably not an art movement, which would fit in with its philosophical ideas. Conceived during the fighting of the First World War, its spiritual founders were of the opinion that humanity had let itself down and read more ...

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