The members of the De Stijl movement were pious, self-effacing artists bent on creating pure and accessible art. Although the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian did not himself organize the groups with which he is associated -- De Stijl, Cercle et Carr' (Circle and Square), and Abstraction-Cr'ation -- his p
In 1963, the Puerto Rican painter Francisco Rodon began his series of works on Argentinian writer Jorges Luis Borges, who said, "It's the best portrait ever painted of me." Lest Rodon become too flattered, Borges added, "It's the only one so far."
Rodon began to make art at age nine, when he sketc
One of the most versatile American artists, Robert Morris creates works that range from Neo-Expressionist paintings to Minimalist sculptures to Earth art. Further, he has explored dance and performance in his quest to examine the relationship between viewer and object. By inhabiting different genres,
Although he thought of himself as a painter, Moholy-Nagy is primarily remembered for his work as a photographer, in particular for his collaborations with Walter Gropius and other members of the Bauhaus. He wrote the definitive text on Bauhaus photography, "Painting, Photography, Motion Pictures" (19