Britain’s most famous living artist, Damien Hirst is a true officer of change. His paintings, installations and sculptures continue to divide the art world, where highfalutin protectors of real art consider his works an insult to the avant garde. Hirst was a controversial figure from the very beginning of his …
Undoubtedly one of the influential figures of American art, Frank Stella’s masterpieces broadened the horizons of contemporary art to make way for his ‘maximalist’ 3D explorations of colour. His progressive approach to materials, including the use of aluminium, cars and generic household paint, changed the course of abstract art in the 1950s.
Salvador Dalí, or Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech if you’re keen, remains the most famous and influential surrealist painter. His legacy continues to inspire today, where not only artists attempt to mirror his artistry, but hit shows like La Casa de Papel were influenced by his unique visage. When he wasn’t hanging out with artist buddies, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, he was busy creating a visual language to reproduce the masked corners of the human subconscious.
Inspired by the vibrancy of Pop art, the political undertones of street art and the ever-changing landscape of New York City, Keith Haring was an icon of the 1980s art scene. His simplified depictions of people, hearts, babies and dogs defined his artistic legacy. In spite of the minimalist nature of his drawings, he was able to convey an incredible profundity, depth and nuance in his works. Artupia, therefore, brings you five things you didn’t know about the artist.
The child of two artists, Yves Klein’s penchant for painting ran in his blood. With no artistic training, Klein sought inspiration from his surroundings, jazz, eastern religions and esoteric literature. The young artist famously ‘divided up the universe’ with his creative friends, poet Claude Pascal and artist, Arman Fernadez. Pascal claimed language, Fernandez ruled the animal kingdom and Klein crucially chose the sky, claiming it to be his ‘first artwork.’ Convinced the future of the art world would be monochrome, Klein devoted his career to the colour blue, creating the International Klein Blue as a result. The exact formula for the colour has still never been revealed, with many creatives attempting to replicate it even today.
It’s World Water Day! Established in 1993, the day was created to advocate for universal access to clean water, and inspire communities to take action to make a difference. Clean water is a basic human right, and yet thousands of individuals across the planet are still subject to perilous diseases caused by unsanitary water sources.
It’s Black History Month in North America, so we’re reflecting on the momentous obstacles faced by a community whose struggles persist today. Defying convention, figures like Jean-Michel Basquiat rewrote the narrative of not only what it meant to be a professional visual artist, but also a black visual artist.
Last Monday we introduced you to Emiliano Cavalli , this dynamic and colorful artist. Today we’d like to focus on one of his artworks, Lost Fish. If you participated in our event #MakeArtNotPollution then you probably already met Emiliano and had the chance to admire his work and Lost Fish. His talent made him selected by Disney to complete a painting for the film launch of “Marry Poppins, The return.”
He painted for Chris Martin and Laura Pausini! Discover the artist born with two hearts: pop art and feelings, Emiliano Cavalli is our #ArtistOfTheWeek.
He studied to become a computer engineer, but his heart has been beating for years for painting.
His name is Davide and he has already won the hearts of many. Today we will talk about the painting La Dama con il Pavone, a painting born from a simple photograph.