Louise Nevelson was an extremely prominent figure and one of few women active in the mid-twentieth-century American art scene. She is known for her assemblages made up of found pieces of wood that were painted to form unified but varied blocks of color. Often, her assemblages are black, white or go
A provocateur par excellence, Joseph Beuys never ceased to emphasize the act of art or to conceive of art itself as an action. His entire oeuvre aims at dissolving the distinction between art and life, at recognizing creativity in every milieu, whether it be in the way an artist paints a canvas or a
Credited as a founding father of Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual art, Jasper Johns was one of the first painters to use everyday objects and commonplace images in his art, thus paving the way for artists like Warhol and Oldenburg.
Beginning in the mid-'50s, Johns painted canvases that depict, or s