Laurie Simmons, has, since the mid-1970s, staged scenes for her camera with dolls, ventriloquist dummies, mannequins, and occasionally people, to create images with intensely psychological subtexts. By the early 1980s, Simmons was at the forefront of a new generation of artists, predominantly woman,
Paul Poiret was born on April 20th, 1879 to a cloth merchant in the neighborhood of Les Halles, Paris. When Poiret was a teenager he took some of his sketches to Madame Cheruit, a dressmaker, who purchased a dozen from him. He continued to sell his sketches until he was hired by Jacques Doucet in 189
Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic artist, noted for his exhibition The Weather Project at the Tate Modern, London, in 2003. That same year, he also represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale.
From 1989 until 1995 Eliasson studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Art. His work is represented in m
As a young artist, Domenikos Theotokopoulos was fascinated by news of the Renaissance, which reached all the way to his home on the island of Crete. Crete was controlled by Venice, then an important center for commerce and the arts. Domenikos headed for this cultural hub around 1560, determined to le