Friday, April 20, 2012


Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based griffti artist, Political activist, Film Director and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Morris Louis

Morris Louis was a prolific painter whose work provides a link between 
Abstract Expressionism and Color Field painting. His mature style is among the most recognizable of the Color Field 

painters and is characterized by layered rainbows of acrylic paint poured down huge blank canvases.Baltimore-bred artist Morris Louis, who lived in Washington in the 1950s.

Where, 1960, Morris Louis, among the first
artists to employ acrylic paints

Beta Kappa, 1961, Morris Louis

Seal, 1959, Morris Louis, typical of his "Veil" series.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico was born in Greece into the family of an Italian railroad engineer and later studied in Athens, Florence and Munich, where he was much influenced by Nietzsche's philosophy and Arnold Böcklin's Symbolist art. In 1910, de Chirico moved to Paris where he made contact with Picasso and befriended Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), French poet and leader of the avant-gardistic movement rejecting poetic traditions in outlook, rhythm, and language. In Paris he began to produce highly troubling dreamlike pictures of deserted citiesThe_archeaologists
Giorgio de Chirico, The Archaeologists (detail), 1968, Oil on canvas, Signed lower right G. de Chirico 1968. © 2007 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome. © Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico, Rome. Inv. 94

Song of love. Oil on canvas 28 3/8 inches (73 x 59.4cm)