As talented as he was psychologically disturbed, Edvard Munch is deservedly hailed as a visionary and masterful artist. A new retrospective of his work is now being exhibited at the Tate Modern in London, foregoing the usual focus on his 19th-century Symbolist work in favour of a more modernist collection. The show is comprised of sixty of his paintings from the 20th century along with some of his lesser known works in film and photography.
Art meets intrigue at The Gallery of Lost Art, the latest project recently launched by the Tate. From Kahlo’s missing painting The Wounded Table to de Kooning’s erased Untitled drawing, the online exhibition features art pieces enshrouded in mystery, mishaps and misfortunes. Like the pieces in the exhibit, the website itself will also disappear, scheduled to be taken offline in a year.
Read on for information about the project and a link to the site.
One of the most controversial (or at least, talked about) artists of our day, Damien Hirst‘s merit as an artist is highly debatable. What is not, however, is his marvellous ability at being his own hype man, and generating discussion surrounding him and his art practice. It seems like every few months, and more recently every few weeks, he does something to get himself mentioned.