Balasz Takac

Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.
The paintings of Sir Winston Churchill - installation view The Mesmerizing Paintings by Sir Winston Churchill

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The end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century was marked by a number of different processes which changed the course of the humankind. From the technological development (electricity, railroads, the inventions of telephone and cinema, etc.), through...

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Andy Warhol - Madonna and Self-Portrait with Skeleton Arm (After Munch), 1984 When Andy Warhol Got Inspired by Edvard Munch

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The Pop art icon Andy Warhol is known as one of the found fathers of the movement or, more precisely, the phenomenon. Even though the majority of aspects of his artistic practice and cultural influence has been carefully observed through various studies,...

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Peggy Guggenheim Alexander Calder Venice Biennale 1948 How Peggy Guggenheim Turned the 1948 Venice Biennial into a Landmark Event of Art History

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The way collectors have shaped the art history often reveals a lot about the circumstances of the art production of a certain period. Those figures obviously possessed immense economic power and apparent willingness to help the artists achieve their goals. At...

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Covers of Interview magazine displayed in the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA Farewell, Interview Magazine – Andy Warhol’s Publication Folds After Almost 50 Years

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The 1960s in America are perceived as the years of affluence. The economy was bursting, and so were other forms of human activity. Nevertheless, it is a decade of huge social and political shifts. The art scene had become turmoil of various approaches,...

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Alicia Framis - From the series Foreign Affairs, Shanghai, 2011 What About the Male Body in Feminist Art? An Exhibition Examines

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The artistic practices of a new generation of women artists in the 1970s were focused on the explorations of the female body and sexuality. The rise of self-awareness and self-expression was of great importance in order to defy the omnipresent male gaze. The...

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Von Geworfenheit und Verstrickung [On Thrownness and Entanglement] (2017) Plenty of Room for all Sorts of Happiness – Werner Büttner at Marlborough Fine Art

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The 1980s brought a multitude of social and political shifts, from technological innovations to the rise of neoliberalism. Nevertheless, when it comes to visual arts, this flamboyant decade is marked by the return to painting. Regardless of the radical...

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COUM Transmissions - Cosey Fanni Tutti, Womans Roll, A.I.R Gallery 1976 How Did Cosey Fanni Tutti’s Artistic Legacy Influence Other Artists?

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The end of the 1960s has brought a completely new generation which was persistent to change the world as it was. The student protests had severely changed the social course and empowered then-youngsters to express themselves differently. That is how various...

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Barbara - Pensieri in carlinga, 1938 Flight and Light. How Women Futurists Claimed their Place Within the Movement

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The development of Modernism at the begging of the 20th century brought a number of perspectives, approaches, and innovations. It is also marked as a period in which women’s emancipation began – they have decided to cut their hair, drive automobiles,...

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Richard Serra - 7. Courtesy Qatar Museums Doha 10 Examples of Exceptional Public Art in Doha, Courtesy Qatar Museums

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The rapid development of both economy and culture is quite notable in Qatar, which perhaps one of the most prosperous Arab states. One of the leading art institutions is the Qatar Museum focused on covering cultural heritage, public art, and contemporary art...

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Marc Quinn - The Nurseries of El Dorado Marc Quinn – The Nurseries of El Dorado

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Besides the mentioned representatives of Young British Artists (Damian Hirst and Sarah Lucas) is no other than the acclaimed artist Marc Quinn. His extensive sculptures and installations reflect the artists decisiveness and a need for a shock. The mythical...

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Urs Fischer - Lamp Bear Urs Fischer – Lamp Bear

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Swiss artist Urs Fischer has released large-scale installation of humorous title Lamp Bear. The artist is known for decontextualizing various aspects of traditional art by incorporating references from popular culture and using everyday objects. This piece is...

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Sarah Lucas - Perceval Sarah Lucas – Perceval

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As one of the representatives of the celebrated Young British Artists, Sarah Lucas has managed to become an established artist by her critical articulation of the popular culture. This work of hers, which is located in the largest park in Qatar, is an actual...

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Louise Bourgeois - Maman Louise Bourgeois – Maman

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The following work is the iconic sculpture of Louise Bourgeois, one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Known for provocative practice interwoven out of autobiographical notes, this artists mainly deals with the subjects of estrangement,...

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eL Seed - Salwa Road Project Calligraffiti by eL Seed

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El Seed< is one of the most progressive graffiti artists from France. His career began in the late 90s, but after the move to America, he started incorporating Arabic calligraphy in combination with contemporary graffiti manner. That is how the name...

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Damien Hirst - Miraculous Journey Damien Hirst – The Miraculous Journey

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This series of bronze sculptures by Damian Hirst was built in the period between 2005 and 2013 and is located in front of Qatar’s medical facility The Sidra Medical and Research Center. It consists of fourteen pieces which range in height. The artist is...

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The minimalist installation of Tony Smith titled Smoke was bought by qatar museums in 2010 Tony Smith – Smoke

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One of the pioneers of American Minimalist sculpture, Tony Smith has released the piece Smoke in 1967, and it is the only sculpture he has made for the public space. The massive and abstract composition spans through space and provides the viewer at the same...

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Subodh Gupta - Gandhi’s Three Monkeys. Courtesy Qatar Museums Doha Subodh Gupta – Gandhi’s Three Monkeys

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This astounding piece released by Subodh Gupta, one of the most prominent contemporary artists from India, is located in Katara, Doha’s cultural village. The artist is known for using everyday metal object (especially thin boxes), as a primary material for...

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Richard Serra - East-West/West-East, 2014. Qatar Museums Doha Richard Serra – East-West/West-East

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The second installation Serra released within the mentioned project is actually a land art/sculptural intervention. It is consists of four steel plates, each of them fourteen meters high, which are located in a Brouq Nature Reserve. The sense of timelessness...

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