Does Abstract Art Exist in China?

With the Olympics in China, I thought I would include this piece that I found on Chinese abstract. Zhao Wuji's abstract painting Abstraction is the Product of Western Modernism bsent the birth of Western Modernism, there would have been no abstract art. For a brief period during the twentieth century, however, some scholars propounded the …

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Damien Hirst is rewriting the rules of the market

"Beautiful Inside My Head Forever” sounds like the name of a new work by Damien Hirst, but it’s actually the title of his solo sale at Sotheby’s. The ambiguity is appropriate because Hirst’s rank as an artist is inextricably linked to his status as a headline commanding businessman who wields considerable power over the buying …

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ART REVIEW; Just Enough Color in a World of White

The watercolors of Paul Cezanne rank high among the wonders of Western European art. For this reason, the chance of seeing 46 of them at the Acquavella Galleries is not to be missed. The most remarkable thing about Cezanne's watercolors is not so much what he did as what he didn't need to do. He …

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Ai Weiwei’s spider’s web for Liverpool

LONDON. Tate Liverpool has commissioned the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to make an ambitious installation for the Liverpool Biennial, opening next September. This will span the width of the historic former dockyard where the gallery is located. The engineering firm Arup is currently conducting a feasibility study for Web of Light which will be concluded …

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The Developer of Modern Art: Paul Cézanne

The French painter Paul Cézanne was one of the most important figures in the development of modern painting, in particular abstract art and cubism, a Paul Cézanne. . style of painting in which geometric shapes are used. Struggling to become an artist Paul Cézanne was born in Aix-en-Provence, France, on January 19, 1839. His father, …

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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Opens in Beijing

The interior of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in 798 District, Dashanzi here in northeast Beijing and the exterior of the UCCA featuring a large brick chimney soaring through the building to 164 feet above the ground which is a highly visible landmark and beacon for the arts district. / Courtesy of UCCA …

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