Like an avenging angel invading the capital of high culture, Pablo Picasso came to Paris to confront the establishment and write himself across the face of modernity. He viewed art as a way of recreating himself, and invented -- only to later shed -- any number of artistic styles.
The young Picas
Richter was born in Dresden, Saxony, and grew up in Reichenau, Lower Silesia, and in Waltersdorf (Zittauer Gebirge) in the Upper Lusatian countryside. He left school after tenth grade and apprenticed as an advertising and stage-set painter, before studying at the Dresden Art Academy. In 1948 he termi
The relation between art and female beauty, art and pornography, female models and models of art, all have been a constant theme for Marlene Dumas. Her work recalls the painterly gestures of Expressionism, whilst combining the critical distance of Conceptual art with the pleasures of eroticism. Some
Lisa Yuskavage likens the characters she paints to the elusive killers in David Cronenberg's "The Brood." Now, the woman at the center of "The Brood" is locked up in a mental hospital, and in order to "treat" herself, she creates characters who escape her confinement and kill all the people persecuti