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Charles Sheeler: The Artist-Shutterbug Who Found Power In Modern Lines

July 16, On This Day Recognized as one of the early adopters of modernism in American art, Charles Sheeler was known for his Precisionist paintings and commercial photography. Born on July 16, 1883, a young Sheeler returned from a trip to Paris in 1909, inspired by the works of Cubist artists like Pablo Picasso and …

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It\’s been almost half a century since Picasso\’s death… but his legacy is forever

April 8, On This Day  “Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.”  This profoundly wise and infinitely creative statement comes from none other than an artist, who can easily be defined as one of the most prominent icons of the century gone by. Pablo …

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The man whose artistic imprint remains on Chandigarh

July 2, On This Day Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now regarded as modern architecture – Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, was on July 2, 1964, named Grand Officier of the Légion d\’honneur, the highest French order of merit, both military and civil. …

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A day to remember the life of prolific artist Paul Klee

June 29, On This Day He left behind a legacy comprising over 9,000 works of art spanning movements that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism and more, when he passed away on June 29, 1940. The style of Swiss-born German artist Paul Klee was, indeed, highly individualistic, with works that reflect dry humor and sometimes childlike …

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The Russian-born Parisian painter whose atelier became a haunt of icons

May 14, On This Day Tiny but talented: Marie Vassilieff  of Montparnasse An integral part of the artistic community on the left bank of Paris, Montparnasse, Russian-born painter Marie Vassilieff studied painting under Henri Matisse and attended classes at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. She was born in February 1884 and died on May …

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The day Frida Kahlo’s Barbie version got rejected (And Joan Miro was born)

April 20, On This Day A Swedish piece of sunshine During the 20th century, a certain painting became an icon for the history of Stockholm, the Swedish capital. Even today, it is frequently displayed whenever the history of the city is commemorated. This piece of art is Vädersolstavlan (Swedish for ‘The Sundog Painting’) — an …

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‘Disruption, destruction go hand in hand for creation’: Vasudevan Akkitham

Artist Vasudevan Akkitham weighs in about disruption in the art practice, and whether contemporary art is truly creating a language of its own As a stalwart of Indian art, a celebrated artist and also a teacher of art for many years, Vasudevan Akkitham has a certain clarity of vision when it comes to concepts within …

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