What Is Contemporary Art?

Over the years I’ve seen many books that try to somehow “explain” art to children, and from my opinion, “What Is Contemporary Art?” from 2012 is definitely the best introduction to the world of contemporary art (not only for children) you can find. So it was not very surprising to me when…

Miffy at the Museum

In celebration of the sixtieth birthday of Miffy the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is presenting “Dick Bruna. Artist”, the first exhibition of the work of graphic designer and artist Dick Bruna (*1927) in an international art-historical context. Prints and drawings of the artists Henri Matisse, Fernand…

Henri Matisse – Painting with scissors

After a difficult surgery, French painter Henri Matisse could not stand by his easel any longer. So what did he do out of his bed? He started his famous “paintings with scissors”. The virtual walk through “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at the Museum of Modern Art in…

Joan Miró – Automatic-drawing

In the paintings of Spanish artist Joan Miró, we see colorful organic forms playing with fine-drawn black lines or maybe the other way around. Symbols like eyes, stars and other shapes which seem to be from a secret sign language made up by Miró. But maybe even…