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Modern art

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Painting the Upside Down

Hey, I’m back. I know I’ve been away for a while, but I’ve been roaming about Southern Europe for a month…   … on top of that, I’ve been trying to manage my schoolwork among other things. To make up for roughly three months of radio silence, I’ve decided to write about something that I know everyone … Continue reading

Christo Sinking or Swimming

Earlier in the month, the renowned Christo unveiled his latest work that has taken him forty-six years to bring to realization. The Floating Piers have been out on Lake Iseo, in northern Italy since 18 June, and will continue to float out in the lake until 3 July: a bridge dressed in saffron-colored fabric that connects two … Continue reading

Avert Your Eyes

Illma Gore is an Australian-American performance artist known for works that include very strong political messages within them. Her works include Marriage Equality, in which she rode around the city of Brisbane on the public bus without a shirt, with “My shirt didn’t match my rights” painted on her back. However, she has gained some notoriety … Continue reading

Banksy Strikes Again

Sometime within the past week, the famous graffiti artist known as Banksy has created another one of his social critiques. If you wish to look at it yourself, it’s upon the side of a building in London that happens to be standing across the street from the French embassy. This new work shows Cosette, the … Continue reading

War, Art, and Nazis: Otto Dix’s Story

If you ask me who my favorite artist is, the standard answer is that I don’t know because there are so many good artists. But if I had to get it down to a single individual, it would have to be Otto Dix. Otto Dix is certainly not as well known to laypeople as is … Continue reading

This Game is Rated M for Magritte

I love video games. A lot of us do. Assassin’s Creed, Halo, Fallout, Skyrim, Call of Duty. I could go on. And all gamers know that some of the game developers can be as famous or infamous as the games themselves. Ubisoft is world famous for creating the Far Cry series and Prince of Persia, while Rockstar … Continue reading