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Art History, Art Theory, ARTbook, News

50 Years: Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?

It was 1971 when art historian Linda Nochlin (Brooklyn, 1931 – Manhattan, 2017) shooke the art world with a shocking question: Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? 2021 marks the 50 anniversary of this essay which was—and still is— a watershed for Art History and Feminism studies. But is that really the question we should be asking?  Is it a relevant question even for today?

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Art History, Artists, News, Trends in Art

Wassily Kandinsky: What Does Colour Sound?

Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings.
Wassily Kandisky

What if you could hear color? What if you could hear a painting? A new project by Google Arts & Culture in collaboration with Centre Pompidou in Paris lets you explore the oustanding mind of Wassily Kandinsky (Moscow, 1886 – Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1944) and hear the colors just as he would hear them.

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Art History, Artists, List

5 works to meet Remedios Varo

By Sybaris

After the First World War, the world was rebuilding, and not just geographically or politically. From the arts there were many manifestations that shook the international arena. Surrealism was one of them. Surrealism had an impact on the visual arts, cinema and literature, mainly. Some of its most important representatives are André Breton, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst or Man Ray. In Mexico, Surrealism was magnificently received. Luis Buñuel, for example, changed national cinematography by fusing realistic and surreal interests. Remedios Varo was born in Spain on December 16, 1908. However, she always considered herself Mexican. To commemorate her birth anniversary, we review 5 of her most important works.

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Art History, Artists

5 murals to meet Diego Rivera

By Sybaris

After the Mexican Revolution, the country was in ruins. Its reconstruction required a plan that would involve different sectors, including the artistic and cultural. In this context, Muralism was not only an aesthetic movement where its members exposed their technical capabilities, but also a purpose to project a national identity in the international arena. Not all the links between State and art are harmful: Muralism also allowed humble people who do not have access to art to observe the works of these artists in their day-to-day lives. In addition to that some muralists – such as Siqueiros, Rivera and Orozco – became true emblems of Mexican art. We selected 5 of Diego Rivera’s most representative murals to get closer to his work.

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