IdeelArt

IdeelArt

At IdeelArt, you’ll find work by some of the greatest abstract artists in the world.
Gerhard Richter - Birkenau Inside the Reichstag, Gerhard Richter’s Birkenau Tells of the Holocaust Horrors

Art History |

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the re-opening of the Reichstag, the building that houses the Bundestag, or German federal parliament. It also marks the second anniversary of the arrival of Birkenau (2014) in that building. A four-part painting by...

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Bridget Riley - High Sky, 1991 Get Hypnotized by Bridget Riley at the National Galleries of Scotland

Art Exhibitions |

When the Edinburgh Art Festival opens in July, it will premier multiple groundbreaking surveys, including the first ever British collage survey, which traces the method back 400 years through more than 250 works. But the highlight of the festival actually...

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Blurring Boundaries: The Women Of AAA, 1936-Present, Installation view at the Clara M. Eagle Galleries, Murray State University, Murray, KY Diversity is Key to the Future of American Abstract Artists

Art History |

When American Abstract Artists (AAA) was founded in 1937, most critics and curators considered abstract art too “European” to be “American.” The irony of that prejudice, of course, is that America has always been a multi-cultural country of immigrants...

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Morris Louis - Gamma Delta, 1959-60 Whitney Celebrates the 1960s Color Paintings in a New Exhibition

Art Exhibitions, Review |

Bob Thompson died of a heroine overdose at age 28, but he completed nearly 1000 paintings and drawings in his brief career. The Whitney Museum of American Art celebrated his work in a 1996 retrospective, and this spring his paintings, and words, will anchor a...

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James McNeill Whistler - Nocturne in Black and Gold- The Falling Rocket, 1875 James McNeill Whistler’s Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket

Art History |

When James McNeill Whistler first exhibited Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket in 1877, the tiny (60.3 × 46.6 cm) painting ignited a massive public debate. As the title suggests, the painting depicts a fireworks display at night. The scene is...

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La Section d'Or exhibition, 1925, Galerie Vavin-Raspail, Paris What The Section d’Or Exhibition Meant for Cubism

Art History |

Cubism emerged from the minds and paint brushes of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. But [the] credit for expanding knowledge of the Cubist method to the masses unquestionably goes to the Groupe de Puteaux, and their landmark Cubist exhibition of 1912, La...

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Wassily Kandinsky - Composition VII, 1913 The Knave – Jack of Diamonds and the Russian Avant-Garde

Art History |

The roots of nearly every Russian avant-garde movement of the 20th Century lie in a short-lived Russian art collective called Бубновый Валет, which had its first exhibition in 1910. In English, the name translates into The Jack (or Knave) of...

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Paul Signac - Portrait of M. Félix Fénéon Divisionism and Its Influence on Color in Art

Art History |

Divisionism was one of the most influential aesthetic developments of the 19th Century. It emerged out of the Post-Impressionist period, and is essentially a method of painting a picture in which the colors are not mixed ahead of time, but are rather placed...

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Ilona Keserü - solo show at Stephen Friedman Gallery, installation view Why We Should Pay Attention to Hungarian Artist Ilona Keseru

It is her love of art that makes Ilona Keserü such a successful artist. It is her appreciation for the art of others, and the art of other times, that helped her become one of the greatest artists of our time. Keserü is sometimes so successful in expressing...

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Robert Morris - Observatory, 1997 Robert Morris – An Artist and Sculptor Like No Other

Robert Morris defined art by barely defining it at all. He said, “Art is primarily a situation.” Rephrasing that in human terms, imagine if you met Morris at a party and he was introduced to you as “Robert Morris, Artist.” Your reaction to that...

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Robert Delaunay - Premier Disque, 1912-1913 Abstract Art – Differentiating Brexit Supporters from the Opposers?

A recently released report in The British Journal of Sociology 2018 claims to have identified a fascinating link between abstract art and Brexit. The scientists behind the report hypothesized that perhaps supporters of Brexit might have different art...

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Olivier Mosset Graphic Works Laure Genillard Gallery, London A Revolutionary Painter – An Interview with Olivier Mosset

Swiss-born abstract artist Olivier Mosset has been making revolutionary aesthetic statements for more than 50 years. His work is visually intense and minimal, based on a geometric, monochromatic language of forms. One reason I consider him a revolutionary is...

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Abstract Painting- The Elements of Visual Language by Jane Davies 4 Books on Abstract Art Worth Reading Right Now

Top Lists |

My cousin recently asked me if I could recommend any abstract art books for a newbie. I was visiting him in Houston, and ended up dragging him to visit the Menil Collection, where we spent several hours visiting the Cy Twombly Gallery, the Dan Flavin...

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Wassily Kandinski – Composition VII, 1913 The Story Behind Kandinsky’s Composition VII

Art History |

Composition VII (1913) by Wassily Kandinsky is considered by many abstract art aficionados to be the most important painting of the 20th century – perhaps even the most important abstract painting ever created. Yet frequently when someone looks at it...

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Peter Halley, New Paintings installation view at Maruani Mercier Brussels Prisons, Conduits, and Cells – An Interview with Peter Halley

Art Exhibitions, Review |

Peter Halley has developed a distinctive aesthetic language that includes only three basic geometric forms. He refers to the forms as prisons, conduits, and cells. The prisons contain lines that are meant to indicate barred windows; the cells are...

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Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color, Exhibition Views at Cooper Hewitt: Photos by Matt Flynn © Smithsonian Institution The Science of Color and The Way it Captivated Artists

Art Exhibitions |

To get an idea of just exactly how complex the science of color is, take a moment after reading this article to visit the Cooper Hewitt collection website. At the top of the page, you will see an option to “explore the collection.” Click there and you...

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Carlos Cruz-Diez - Environnement de Transchromie, 1969 A Century-Long History of Abstract Hanging Sculpture

Art Exhibitions |

One of the happy outgrowths of the recent boom in international art fairs is the coinciding boom in concurrent museum and gallery exhibitions geared towards attracting the attention of fair visitors. This fall, a particularly noteworthy exhibition of abstract...

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Agostino Bonalumi - blu abitabile (inhabitable blu), 1967 Agostino Bonalumi’s Creative Path Through the Polyhedral

Art Exhibitions |

This summer, on the occasion of the five-year anniversary of the death of Agostino Bonalumi, the Royal Palace of Milan will present Bonalumi 1958 – 2013, the first survey of its kind in the city where the artist was born since he passed away. The...

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