Balasz Takac

Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.
House Rachel Whiteread Re-Inhabiting The Rachel Whiteread House

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The British art scene of the early 1990s is best known for the appearance of the Young British Artists, a generation that proposed uncompromising aesthetics to dissolve the rigidness of the dominant representational canons imposed by the conservative...

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Left Georg Baselitz - Rauschenberg Right Georg Baselitz - Roy Lichtenstein With Rousseau in Mind – Georg Baselitz in a Virtual CFA Berlin Show

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The great post-war divide of the German state and the city of Berlin created specific circumstances under which people were living on both ends. The Western part was more liberal than the Eastern one, so the new generations felt more freedom to express...

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye - Tie The Temptress To The Trojan Imaginary Figurations of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye To Land at Tate Britain

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The representation of corporeality in visual art is more than relevant in the contemporary moment; it can be used as a useful tool for social and even political emancipation, especially when it comes to matters of gender, sexuality, class, and race. Although...

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Caspar David Friedrich - Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, circa 1817, detail Understanding The Art of Caspar David Friedrich Through These 8 Paintings

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For five decades, Romanticism was a dominant cultural phenomenon that spanned through various European countries throughout the first half of the 18th century. It affected not only writers and also artists but philosophers, scientists, and politicians. At...

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Caspar David Friedrich - The life stages The Stages of Life

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The last Freidrich painting on our list was thought to be made in 1834, just five years before his death. It depicts an idyllic, yet allegorical scene set on a seashore with an older man turning his back to the viewer, walking towards two adults and two...

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Caspar David Friedrich - The Abbey in the Oakwood The Abbey in the Oak Wood

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The Abbey in the Oakwood was made by Caspar David Friedrich during his fruitful years between 1809 and 1810 in Dresden; it debuted together with the painting The Monk by the Sea at the Prussian Academy of Arts exhibition of 1810 and was positioned beneath it...

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Caspar David Friedrich - Chalk Cliffs at Ruegen Chalk Cliffs of Rügen

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Chalk Cliffs on Rügen was produced by Friedrich probably the same year he got married to Christiane Caroline Bommer, who was about 20 years younger. During their honeymoon in the summer of 1818, the couple visited relatives in Neubrandenburg and Greifswald...

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Caspar David Friedrich - The Sea of Ice_ The Sea of Ice

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The painting The Sea of Ice or The Wreck of Hope was made by Caspar David Friedrich between 1823 and 1824. This iconic depiction of a broken ice-sheet with a piece of a shipwreck peeking out of it exemplifies the artist’s mature phase and stands as an...

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Caspar David Friedrich - The Monk by the Sea The Monk by the Sea

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The Monk by the Sea is another Caspar David Friedrich painting made during the same period as the past few works on our list. Nevertheless, it takes an important place in his entire oeuvre since it marked the beginning of the artist’s international acclaim....

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Caspar David Friedrich - Morning mist in the mountains Morning Mist in the Mountains

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This painting was also made by Friedrich in 1808, but in a more simpler manner than the previous one, burdened by the religious content. Truth be told, Morning Mist in the Mountains, as it is called, perfectly illustrates Friedich’s fascination with nature,...

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Caspar David Friedrich - Cross in the Mountains The Cross in the Mountains (The Tetschen Altar)

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Cross in the Mountains, also known as the Tetschen Altar, was made ten years before Wanderer above the Sea of Fog; it is important in historical terms since Friedrich broke the conventions of landscape genre by incorporating Christian iconography. The...

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Caspar David Friedrich - Wanderer above the Sea of Fog Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog

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The first Friedrich painting on our top list is the iconic Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog (Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer) or Mountaineer in a Misty Landscape made by the artist in 1818. It is considered one of Friedrich’s most representative paintings and...

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Joan Mitchell - No Rain The Evolution of Joan Mitchell This Fall at BMA

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Although Abstract Expressionism is celebrated for the great painters such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and other men, it also nurtured a group of prolific and talented women who boldly walked down this path alongside their male peers. One of them...

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i heart ny I Love New York logo by milton glaser Much More Than a Logo – Milton Glaser’s I Heart NY

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New York City. The Big Apple. Perceived as an epicenter of all things relevant, especially when it comes to art, fashion and popular culture. Four decades ago, however, that was not the case. Namely, in the mid-1970s the city was rapidly plunging into...

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Sara Pope - Hard Candy This Week’s Collectors’ Tip – Affordable Prints!

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Under the current circumstances of Covid 19 pandemic crises happening on a global scale, we have to keep on living by focusing on being optimistic and caring. Consuming art in digital space is useful, but the live contact is irreplaceable. To empower you to...

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JR - Giants JR – GIANTS, Alain, April 13, 08.22 p.m., Havana, Cuba, 2019

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The last affordable artwork on our top list was made by the French photographer and street artist JR best known for his large black-and-white images in public space. By combining different references and elements, JR produces well-articulated imagery that can...

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Sara Pope - Hard Candy Sara Pope – Hard Candy (Edition)

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Sara Pope is an artist who gained recognition for her astonishing images of seductive lips. Inspired by Haute Couture fashion, glamour and sexual power, she produces simplistic, pop compositions reminiscent of Tom Wesselmann that explore the notion of desire...

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Jack Youngerman - Untitled Jack Youngerman – Untitled 5 of 6 (from the Blue brown suite)

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This artwork was made by the recently deceased American artist Jack Youngerman. This notable figure was celebrated for his abstractions saturated with simplified organic forms. Youngerman’s practice was under the influence of the legendary Modernist master...

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