The impressive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings would never have happened if it were not for two titans of the art world, Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov.
Matisse pioneered a revolutionary use of color, refusing to accept that color must reflect the real world. Matisse moved around the wheel, using jarring colors to quickly become a ‘bad boy’ of French art.
Artist Kathleen Lack discusses her recent visit to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Built with the intent of creating a cultural epicenter and as the perfect location for an ever-growing art collection, today the museum is a visual delight. You truly feel that you have been invited into someone’s Venetian palace for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This is a museum of inspiration, that feeds your soul, as any good museum should do!
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Artist Serena Kovalosky is known for pushing the boundaries of traditional “gourdcraft” to create fine art sculptures that celebrate the organic form. In this short video Kovalosky talks about the inspiration she receives from flowing water and how she uses it to create her sculptures.
Women artists have always existed, but they have often been invisible. Despite the persistent obstacles of sexism and racism, they have worked steadily and in increasing numbers. So, why have traditional art history texts consistently ignored women artists, or if they recognized them, dismissed them as insignificant?
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