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When the artist becomes the subject matter

What is it that makes every artist’s body of work unique? The two most commonly given answers that I’ve heard is; either break all the rules or re-invent the classics. Still, as one art professor once told me, “If you can’t put yourself into your work, it’ll have no life’. So here are some trailblazers who, quite literally, placed...

The Booming Art of Sigmar Polke

Sigmar Polke was one of the more successful, more recognizable contemporary German painters until his death in 2010. It wasn’t too long ago when he was rewarded with his own retrospective at the Tate Modern in the UK, and as a product of the glorious swinging sixties, when art, fashion and music was beginning to boom again, his art certainly...

How Not To Be Seen, Hito Steyerl

German multimedia artist, social critic, theorist and all-round intellectual Hito Steyerl is making quite a name for herself in the visual arts. Based in Berlin, a city that has historically been connected to groundbreaking art, she fuses her video art with essays that border on academic dissertations, with themes covered including consumerism...

10 Most Famous Sculptures from Around The World

Among the most famous sculptures in the world, these are some of the best preserved. The quality of a sculpture is defined by the viewer’s ability to see more than the form and expression, but to feel what the artist was attempting to evoke in sculpting the piece. The artist’s purposes for creating these works of stone were dependent on the...