William Morris saw the art world through the idealistic lens of socialism. He and the like-minded designers who clustered around him wanted nothing less than to redefine art by restoring "craft" to a place of value. True art for them was based in time-honored, populist traditions; the sometimes raw b
The architecture of Herzog and de Meuron resides at the intersection of fine art and efficient function. The architects maintain close ties to contemporary conceptual art movements, but they also embrace the limitations imposed on them by the requirements of use.
They begin, in fact, with limitat
LeWitt first entered the art world as a graphic designer for Chinese American architect I. M. Pei. He emerged as an independent artist in the 1960s, when he created his first sculptures, or "structures." Constructed from cubes that could be arranged in various patterns, they often occupied entire gal
Ellsworth Kelly's monochrome canvases redefine the beauty and drama of the single-color process. Color is the actor on this stage, the figure that transfixes the audience's gaze. These colors and shapes become part of the subconscious of the viewer, who feels the reds, blues, and yellows as emotions.