Balasz Takac

Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.
Portrait of Richard Saltoun Why Richard Saltoun’s 2019 Exhibition Program is 100% Women

Art Exhibitions |

It seems that exploring and exhibiting Conceptual art practices through a privately-owned art gallery is a bold strategy, despite the fact it has become more present than ever on the art market. Behind the decision to focus solely on this particular...

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Fabio Mauri - Schermo fine Ramo Collection Presents its Works on Paper by Prominent Italian Artists

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Private collections often serve to not only reflect the taste of the collector but their interest in preserving a particular era, style or even a medium as well. However, private collections are not always accessible, as it is up to the collector whether...

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Peter Doig - Lion in the Road How Peter Doig is Keeping Painting Relevant

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Although the question of what it takes to be a relevant painter today sounds funny, it still brings an array of possible answers and hardly one of them is universal. Due to the fact that painting is undeniably the best-sold medium, the art market definitely...

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Painting after technology Exhibition Where is Painting After Technology? Galerie Max Hetzler Explores

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The digitization of everyday experience has made the human kind more dependent on technology, so an array of manual activities usually performed by a certain individual is now done by a machine. Such a shift naturally reflected on arts, especially traditional...

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Thomas Cole - The Course of Empire Revisiting the Art and Artists of the Hudson River School

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The social and political climate in the 19th century America was colored by rapid industrialization, densification of rail and a telegraph network, California Gold Rush, the influx of immigrants and, of course, slavery. Although the country had set its...

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Andy Warhol - Triple Mona Lisa Warhol’s Women – 6 Iconic Portraits and the Stories Behind Them

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Throughout the decades, various aspects of the grandiose and rather complex artistic practice of Andy Warhol was explored; however, from time to time certain details of the same are reinterpreted and contextualized according to the latest researches. For...

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Andy Warhol - Liquorice Marilyn Marilyn Monroe

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One of the best known Warhol images is definitely the multiple portraits of Marilyn Monroe. This artwork is probably among the most copied and appropriated art history items. Namely, the artist depicted the actress for the first time in the Marilyn Diptych,...

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Andy Warhol - Debbie Harry Blondie

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One of the leading figures of the new wave and punk scene in New York during the late 1970s and early 1980s was Debbie Harry, also known as Blondie, a band in which she was a lead singer. She was reinventing himself by establishing a firm connection with the...

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Andy Warhol - Red Jackie Jackie Kennedy

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The portraits of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis from the early 1960s are quite interesting in historical terms, since they depict Jackie before and after her husband’s assassination. Namely, these works can be interpreted as fragments of a cinematic narrative,...

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Andy Warhol - Dolly Parton Dolly Parton

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The next portrait on our list features Dolly Parton, one of the best-known country singers ever. The artist made it in 1985, and similarly to the portrait of Blondie, it reflects the artist’s fascination with pop culture, as well as the need to underline...

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Andy Warhol - Portrait of Julia Warhola Julia Warhola

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The most important woman in Andy Warhol’s life certainly was his mother Julia Warhola; she was quite crafty, and so she closely collaborated with him on few projects. Her decorative handwriting also often accompanied his illustrations, the perfect example...

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Andy Warhol - Ladies and Gentlemen Wilhelmina Ross

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The last work on our list is a portrait of Wilhelmina Ross, who was the NYC drag queen and actress. Interestingly so, she appears in seventy-three of Warhol’s portraits, definitely more than any other drag queen of lower Manhattan from the famous series...

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Gaetano Pesce Up Chair Milan Feminist or Not? Gaetano Pesce’s Up Chair Stirs Controversy in Milan

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The famous Italian designer Gaetano Pesce was commissioned to create a new work for the Milan Design Week. He decided to produce a large version of his famous Up armchair, marking the 50th anniversary of the brand conceived by him in 1969. It is definitely...

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Sean Scully, Photo Liliane Tomasko Not to Miss – Sean Scully at the National Gallery

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The first ever abstract composition in the West first appeared at the end of the 19th century. The Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky is described as the first abstractionist, although we cannot forget the work of one Hilma af Klint as well. Both of them were...

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Edvard Munch - The Lonely Ones Love and Angst in Edvard Munch’s Prints at British Museum

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The entire oeuvre of Edvard Munch, one of the most celebrated artists of the early 20th century, is interwoven with representations of various states of the human mind. The influence of the great thinkers such as Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, and...

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Jill Moser - Soft Assembly Are You a Print Collector? These Artworks Are For You!

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The medium of print has a long history, yet the artists started embracing it on a larger scale only with the rise of Modernism during the late 19th century, with one of the most prominent practitioners of print and the man who extended and enriched it being...

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Richard Estes - Movies Urban Landscapes Richard Estes – Movies, Urban Landscapes III

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The first artwork on our list was made by the American artist Richard Estes. This figure is one of the most prolific practitioners of the 1960s Photorealism, along with Chuck Close and Audrey Flack. Estes is not focused on everyday objects, but on expressive...

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Miss Tic - Souriez vous etes vivants Miss.Tic – Souriez vous etes vivants

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Next up is the work of the famous Parisian visual artist and poet Miss.Tic. She is one of the pioneers of street art in France, and her practice is best known for signature stencils of a dark-haired woman accompanied by various statements. Miss.Tic is an...

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