Walter Crane

by Saturday, December 2, 2017

In his influential book, The Claims of Decorative Arts, Crane argued that decorative art is not a lesser form of art compared to painting or sculpture, and indeed one cannot have high art "where there is no beauty in everyday things, no sources of harmonious thought about us." He compared the decorative arts to the ...

Joel Sternfeld

by Thursday, November 30, 2017

Joel Sternfeld is well known for large-format color photographs that extend the tradition of chronicling roadside America initiated by Walker Evans in the 1930s. Sternfeld's projects have consistently explored the possibility of a collective American identity by documenting ordinary people and places throughout the country. Each project he embarks on is bound by a concept ...

Milo Moiré

by Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Performance artists are the ones who often break boundaries and blur lines between different disciplines while establishing their own style and approach to art. For Milo Moiré, a Swiss conceptual creator, the use of her body in her art was the crucial departure point. Moiré is best known for her provocative nude performances in public ...

Dora Maurer

by Sunday, November 26, 2017

Maurer’s works display a universal appeal and they are easy to interpret because they show simple actions that anyone can perform – we can identify with her pieces on physical and visual levels. According to the artist, her artworks can be described as novels in pictures because they encourage us to read and understand the ...

Alan Kitching

by Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A walking and talking legend of traditional typography and printmaking, Alan Kitching is a British artist who in his time experimented with letters, graphic design, animation and software development over the course of his multi-decade long career. He is one of the world’s leading practitioners of letterpress typographic design and that aspect of his work ...