The Life You Give: Eva Hesse *1936

Eva Hesse created innovative sculptural forms using unconventional materials such as latex and fiberglass and gave minimal art organic, emotional, and kinetic features. She scorned good taste and the decorative, creating sculptures out of repeated units which embodied opposite extremes. These extremes were born from the extremes of her own life.Hesse is recognized as one… Continue reading The Life You Give: Eva Hesse *1936

The Life You Give: Louise Bourgeois *1911

Louise Bourgeois, born December 25, 1911, in Paris, France, was a sculptor known for her monumental abstract and often biomorphic works that deal with the relationships of men and women.Born to a family of tapestry weavers, Bourgeois made her first drawings to assist her parents in their restoration of ancient tapestries. She attended the Sorbonne,… Continue reading The Life You Give: Louise Bourgeois *1911

Happy Birthday, Edvard Munch! *1863

Edvard Munch was a prolific yet perpetually troubled artist preoccupied with matters of human mortality such as chronic illness, sexual liberation, and religious aspiration. He expressed these obsessions through works of intense color, semi-abstraction, and mysterious subject matter. Following the great triumph of French Impressionism, Munch took up the more graphic, symbolist sensibility of the… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Edvard Munch! *1863

The Life You Give: Marina Abramović *1946

Marina Abramović, born November 30, 1946, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia [now in Serbia]), is a performance artist known for works that dramatically tested the endurance and limitations of her own body and mind. Abramović was raised in Yugoslavia by parents who fought as Partisans in World War II and were later employed in the communist government… Continue reading The Life You Give: Marina Abramović *1946

Happy Birthday, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec! 1864

During his brief artistic career, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec captured the lively and often sordid atmosphere of Montmartre’s late 19th-century dance halls, cabarets, and theaters. Recording the performances he viewed and the establishments he visited on a nightly basis, he functioned as artist and narrator: his paintings, drawings, prints, and posters expose the complexities of the… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec! 1864

Happy Birthday, Frida Kahlo!

Celebrate with us the life of who remains a popular and impressive figure, appreciated for her presence, as woman, as artist, even today — seven decades after her death. The painter Frida Kahlo was born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón, on July 6 1907, in Coyoacán, Mexico. Join us in celebration of her wonderful… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Frida Kahlo!