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The Armory Show Celebrates 100th Anniversary

It is the 100th anniversary of the famous 1913 New York Armory Show and the New York Historical Society is celebrating with The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution.  In 1913 Arthur B. Davies and a small group of American artists wanted to introduce the American public to the latest developments in European culture including European avant-garde painting and sculpture so they brought the International Exhibition of Modern Art to New York and presented the works at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue, which earned the exhibition the nickname of The Armory Show. The American public was not ready for what they would see inside the walls of …..

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Pablo Picasso’s Artwork Displayed Prominently in Chicago

The famous artist Pablo Picasso had his hand in modern art with an industrial motif.  While the legendary artist is known for  these top top 20 paintings by Pablo Picasso, many are unaware that the Spanish born artist designed sculptures as magnificent as the unnamed masterpiece  (as seen in the photo, below). In 1963, when Picasso was in his 80s, he was commissioned to create a public masterpiece for the Richard J Daley Center in Chicago. To some onlookers, the nameless 50-foot tall sculpture created and donated by Pablo Picasso, resembled the face of a baboon with wings.  However, the no-name, 16- ton rendering typified how cultural changes were influencing a …..

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The Tate Modern, London

Last month members of the Studio of the South team had the opportunity to visit the Tate Modern in London.  Crossing the bridge over to the Tate Modern, we saw the words on the building “Enjoy Great Art for Free” and knew we were in the right place.  Housed in a former power station building, the Tate Modern is expansive with soaring ceilings and large rooms. While you could easily make a day of exploring all that the Tate Modern has to offer, we spent most of our time on level 3 in Poetry and Dream as well as Material Gestures and on level 5 in States of Flux. Observing …..

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