Category - Modern Artists

Edgar Degas’ Ballerinas

Edgar Degas was a powerhouse art talent when the Impressionist movement first got underway in France in the mid 18th-century. Always a lone wolf who thought very highly of himself, and who was able to support himself thanks to an affluent family in a way his peers couldn’t, he never described himself as an Impressionist, yet at the same time he...

Henri Matisse’s Cut-Outs

In the midst of a heat wave in the South of France, Henri Matisse visited a long-time favorite swimming pool to relax. Unable to properly cool off and finding the crowds unbearable, Matisse demanded to his assistant they go home immediately where he would begin work on his own swimming pool, his own way. What resulted is The Swimming Pool (1952)...

The Good and Bad Andy Warhol and Jean-Michael Basquiat Collaboration

The collaborative relationship between Andy Warhol and Jean-Michael Basquiat developed in the 1980s after they were introduced to each other by art dealer Bruno Bischofberger. This relationship – both personal and professional, the good and the bad – was detailed in The Andy Warhol Diaries. Beginning in 1976, Andy Warhol began calling his...