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  • Painting with Scissors - Why We Love Henri Matisse Cut Outs
    Painting with Scissors - Why We Love Henri...

    Tuesday, March 28 2017

    The final artwork by Henri Matisse can not be found in a museum. It is a window, dubbed the rose window, high on a rear wall of Union Church in Pocantico Hills, a riverside hamlet 25 miles north of Manhattan. It is the last of the iconic Matisse...

  • How Photogram Introduced the Non-Representational to Photography
    How Photogram Introduced the...

    Friday, March 24 2017

    A photogram is a cameraless photograph: an image burned onto a photosensitive surface without the use of a machine. Photograms predate photographs. The earliest photographic images of reality captured with a camera were called Daguerreotypes....

  • The Abstraction Shining in Neon Art
    The Abstraction Shining in Neon Art

    Wednesday, March 22 2017

    Zdenek Pesanek was the first to make neon art . Pesanek was a kinetic artist known previously as the inventor of the Spectrophone , or color piano. His earliest neon works were abstract sculptures, assemblages of machinery and dismembered human...

  • The Power of Steel in the Sculptures of the Late Alf Lechner
    The Power of Steel in the Sculptures of the...

    Tuesday, March 21 2017

    When he died on 27 February 2017, Alf Lechner was one of the most prolific sculptors in the world. Yet he was not widely known outside his native Germany. The reason for his relatively low profile is legendary. Lechner began painting as a child....