Category Archives: RIP

Marisol, Self-Portrait Looking at the Last Supper, 1982-4, Wood, plywood, stone, plaster, aluminum, dye, charcoal, 121 ½” x 358” x 61”, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Photo via the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Marisol, Self-Portrait Looking at the Last Supper, 1982-4, Wood, plywood, stone, plaster, aluminum, dye, charcoal, 121 ½” x 358” x 61”, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Photo via the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

RIP Marisol

One of the most unique modern artists, Maria Sol Escobar, otherwise simply known as Marisol, died on April 30, 2016 at the age of 85. The French-born, Venezuelan artist first caused a sensation in the New York art world in … Continue reading

Helen Frankethaler, Jacob’s Ladder, 1957, oil on canvas, 9’ 5⅜” x 69⅞”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Photo by JamesKidsArts [Flickr] Creative Commons Attribution license. Helen Frankethaler, Jacob’s Ladder, 1957, oil on canvas, 9’ 5⅜” x 69⅞”, Museum of Modern Art, NY, JamesKidsArts-Flickr

RIP Helen Frankenthaler

The American-born, Abstract Expressionist artist Helen Frankenthaler died on Tuesday.  Today, she is a prominent figure within the Abstract Expressionist movement, but early in her career she was known as Mrs. Robert Motherwell.  As a woman, it was not easy … Continue reading

Richard Hamilton, Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?, 1956, collage on paper, 10¼” x 9¾”, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Sammlung Zundel, Germany.  Photo by Ian Burt under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Richard Hamilton, Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?, 1956, collage on paper, 10¼” x 9¾”, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Sammlung Zundel, Germany. Photo by Ian Burt under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

RIP Richard Hamilton

The British Pop artist Richard Hamilton passed away earlier this week. Some people think that Pop Art strictly was an American art movement, but it actually started in England with Richard Hamilton and his artist friends.  At the end of … Continue reading