Why Does Everyone Forget Matisse?

Why Does Everyone Forget Matisse?

May 1, 2022By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Fauvism, Henri Matisse No Comments

Whenever anyone thinks of early 20th-century post-Impressionist artists, everybody always thinks of Picasso. It’s always Picasso, Picasso, Picasso! It begs the question, why? How is it that the average layman who doesn’t know anything about art history is familiar with the work of Picasso, but not with many (or often any) of his contemporaries? Of … Read More

Jean Michel Basquiat: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About the Artist

Jean Michel Basquiat: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About the Artist

April 1, 2022By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Expressionism, Graffiti art, Inspiration, Jean-Michel Basquiat No Comments

Known to be one of the world’s greatest contemporary graffiti artists, Jean Michel Basquiat was a key figure in the neo-expressionist artistic movement. Born in Brooklyn in 1960, Basquiat became a member of the Brooklyn Museum when he was just six years old. Basquiat ended up dropping out of high school to pursue art when … Read More

Contemporary Art: Mostly Everything You Need To Know About It

Contemporary Art: Mostly Everything You Need To Know About It

September 1, 2021By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Contemporary Art, Inspiration No Comments

Contemporary Art simply refers to ‘the art of today’. A movement that started after the end of World War II, sometime between the 1940s and the 1960s as a response to Modernism, contemporary art functioned within the postmodern movement to reflect the world in its current state. Artists embraced contemporary art — consisting of a … Read More

Collage Art: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About the Form

Collage Art: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About the Form

August 1, 2021By Joe LatimerArt, Collage Art, Inspiration No Comments

The word ‘collage’ comes from the French verb ‘coller’ which means ‘to stick’. Collage has emerged as one of the most recognizable forms of art with an aesthetic that leads to the production of entirely unique pieces. Through the combination of images, words, and even objects, Collage artists work with unconventional mixed media to convey … Read More