Author: Artworld Daily

Michelangelo’s “David” stands as one of the most iconic sculptures in the history of art, a testament to the genius of its creator and a symbol of human achievement. The monumental figure, carved from a single block of marble, captures the biblical hero in a moment of intense concentration and readiness, just before his battle with Goliath. But what drove Michelangelo to undertake such a colossal task, and why did he choose to depict David in this particular manner? The answers to these questions reveal not only Michelangelo’s artistic vision but also his profound understanding of human anatomy, emotion, and…

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The concept of art and its appreciation has been an integral part of human civilization since time immemorial. From the earliest cave paintings to the magnificent artworks of the Renaissance, humans have always sought to express their creativity and emotions through various forms of art. While the history of art dates back thousands of years, the establishment of the first art museum marked a significant milestone in the preservation and celebration of artistic endeavors. The first art museum in the world is often attributed to the Capitoline Museums in Rome, Italy. Established in 1471 by Pope Sixtus IV, the Capitoline…

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Billionaires, with their vast wealth and diverse tastes, often have an eclectic range of art collections that span various periods, styles, and mediums. The art they choose to collect can be a reflection of personal preference, investment strategy, cultural significance, or a combination of these factors. Some billionaires are known for their passion for art and have amassed extensive collections that rival major museums, while others may focus on specific genres or artists that resonate with them personally. One of the most famous billionaire art collectors is Bernard Arnault, the chairman and CEO of LVMH Mo√ęt Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the…

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For some, the annual debate about the underrepresentation of women artists in the art market might feel wishy-washy or tired. Indeed, in recent years, the narrative has largely been the same: despite greater progress, the art world’s historical affinity for white male artists remains intact. But having that conversation and drawing attention to the facts remains a key part of effecting change, and not just for female-identifying artists. While an artist’s gender and identity should not generally overshadow or define their work (if they don’t want it to), we can’t ignore the persistent pattern of gender inequality when it comes…

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Lucas Samaras, a pioneering figure in digital art known for his innovative approach to portraiture, has died at the age of 87. The death was announced by the Pace Gallery, which has replaced him since 1965, with a relationship of more than five decades and about 30 solo exhibitions. .Throughout his life, Samaras constantly reinvented his practice, working in a variety of media, including photography, installation, sculpture and digital technology. Born in Greece in 1936, he immigrated to the United States in 1948 and studied art at Rutgers University and Columbia University. While at the school, he connected with key…

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BERLIN – Museums are rare. As one of the few establishments that represent both the past and the future, their colossal tenure begs to be explored, more so than most other places in Berlin. For a couple of decades since East and West Germany shook hands and the walls came down in 1989, state-funded arts organizations have reaffirmed their progressive vision by nodding to their history: how can we not lay the foundations for an equitable tomorrow by judging our past deeds. ? Bureaucrats and politicians were eager to rebrand the metropolis as a cultural capital. Doing so meant pouring…

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Hauser & Wirth, in collaboration with Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma, have announced a joint representation of South African artist William Kentridge. Hauser & Wirth also announced that it will hold a solo exhibition of the artist in New York in 2025. Born in Johannesburg in 1955, where he still lives, Kentridge has spent five decades developing a versatile practice that includes drawing, sculpture, printmaking, film, theater and opera. Influenced by his upbringing during the apartheid era, Kentridge’s art deals with themes of history, power and memory. Between 1989 and 2003, he gained recognition for nine animated short films made…

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clays used in the year Toilet (Photo by Adam Silverman) Origin of LOS ANGELES Toilet the project began in 2019 “in the middle of the Trump presidency, when things looked incredibly bleak,” said Adam Silverman. Hyperallergic. The Los Angeles-based potter often incorporates notions of place into his practice, and was interested in “thinking about the country as one place in a turbulent time,” rather than highlighting ideological and regional differences across the United States. With the help of friends and colleagues across the country, Silverman collected clay, wood ash and water from all 50 states, five US territories (Puerto Rico,…

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Art MarketArun KakarInstallation view of Galerie Kugel’s stand at TEFAF Maastricht 2024. Photo by Loraine Bodewes. Courtesy of TEFAF.When the 37th edition of TEFAF Maastricht opened its doors at the MECC exhibition center on March 7th, the inevitable glance of a lady wearing a headscarf followed the audience as she wandered from the venue’s Western Bar, where champagne flowed and oysters shucked. His gaze, intense and sensitive, is represented in thick brushstrokes and depicted with a powerful empathy that only Vincent van Gogh – who painted this work – could achieve. Head of a peasant woman with a white headin…

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ELEFSINA, Greece – Every few minutes at the newly reopened Eleusis Archaeological Museum, visitors receive a divine revelation. In a darkened room, the seven-foot-tall “Great Eleusinian Relief” (440-30 Ka) is a monstrous depiction of the Greek goddesses Demeter and Persephone imparting the secrets of agriculture to mortals. Suddenly, a rising wave of brilliant white Light from an LED panel floods the room, a curatorial interpretation of Plato’s description of the visual revelation that once took place here – Ancient Greece Meets James Turrell. Eleusis, half an hour’s drive from Athens and now known as the city of Elefsina, was the…

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