Henri Matisse made it look easy, but don't be fooled -- those vibrant, lyrical scenes and simple, geometric portraits which look tossed off the tip of his paintbrush actually took weeks, sometimes months to create. A perfectionist, he once mused, "Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the bran
Video art -- that amorphous, ill-defined, ubiquitous beast of the art world -- is blessed with the presence of pioneer Bill Viola. He is one of the few contemporary Video artists who explores the medium both conceptually and sensually, rather than using it as a narrative document or film substitute.
This unusual sculptor/painter achieved an authentically individualistic style by channeling her talents through the art of assemblage, a form of integrated mixed media. Her work is largely inspired by the earthy representations of people and animals from pre-Columbian sculpture and South American fol