Miss Van’s sexually suggestive portraits originated as graffiti and have appeared on numerous city streets in Europe and the United States. The French artist began painting on city walls at the age of 18. Drawn to the excitement of painting illegally and the freedom from censorship, Miss Van used g
When the arts were being revolutionized in Paris in the 1920s, sculpture was being pushed in two directions: toward the abstract and toward the constructive. Much of the stylistic developments came from Cubism, while Surrealism introduced the subconscious as a source for subject matter. And the young
Thrust upon the art scene and the world at 21, Maya Lin is probably best known as the young upstart who, in 1981, amazingly snagged the commission to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. She was still an undergrad at Yale. As most everyone knows, her memorable achievement with the Washington D.C. la
In the event that you're too busy to notice the little things in life, sculptor Claes Oldenburg has made them big for you. Oldenburg is most famous for his monuments to absurdity, such as the enormous spoon and cherry sculpture that shades the lawn of the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis.