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Jenny Saville

Young British Artists, Painting
Jenny Saville - Study for Intertwine
Exhibition Announcements   |   Balasz Takac

The current online exhibition Transitional Positions tends to put in dialog the painterly sensibilities of modern and contemporary artists.

Jenny Saville - Propped (detail), 1992
Collectors' Tip, Top Lists   |   Elena Martinique

While the market for the work of female artists doubled over the past decade, it is still heavily dominated by males. Here are the most expensive ones.

Sensation- Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, October 02, 1999 through January 09, 2000 9
Art History   |   Elena Martinique

Why were the late 1990s marked by the Sensation art exhibition, which took place in both the UK and the US? Who were the exhibiting artists and what did they show?

Cecily Brown - Boy with a Cat, 2015
Exhibition Announcements   |   Angie Kordic

With a special focus on Bacon, Freud and female artists, Tate Britain’s landmark 2018 exhibition celebrates British figurative painting of the 20th century

Top Lists   |   Amy Lin

Although facing many gender-based restrictions, these famous female painters created a fascinating body of work and managed to gain well-deserved recognition and place in art history.

Angela Bulloch sitting on Damien Hirst's lap during the preparations for 'Freeze' in Port of London Authority (PLA) building, 1988.
Top Lists   |   Patina Lee

Who were the Young British Artists and where are they now? How did a group of Goldsmiths art students come to redefine Britart in the nineties?

Kehinde Wiley at the press preview of his show at Seattle Art Museum called "A New Republic," Tues., Feb. 9, 2016, in Seattle. Wiley is by his work "Santos Dumont--The Father of Aviation II," from the series The World Stage: Brazil, 2009  (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Top Lists   |   Angie Kordic

These famous portrait artists have redefined the concepts and reinvented ideas of portraiture in contemporary art through paintings and photography.

Andy Warhol - Mao Zedong series of portraits in the museum vault. Photo via
Top Lists   |   Patina Lee

Making portrait paintings - what does it really mean, and how do we know if they are successful? How does such an artwork become iconic? Let's have a look.