Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925, Museum of Modern Art, 2013

In 1912, in several European cities, a handful of artists—Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia, and Robert Delaunay—presented the first abstract pictures to the public.

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Ekrem Yalçindag: Impressions from the Streets, Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey

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Ekrem Yalçindag, Impressions from the Streets, 2010 Oil on canvas 79 inches diameter February 15 – April 19, 2011 After a break of four years Ekrem Yalcindag (1964), who has come up with his large sized wall paintings at Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen and Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, can be viewed in Istanbul, with his second personal exhibition in Dirimart; “Impressions from the Streets.” The name of the exhibition emphasizes the artist’s interest in […]

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Harvey Quaytman at McKee Gallery, by Michael Brennan

Harvey Quaytman kept a secret. He had a display case in his studio, which was often obscured from plain view that contained handcrafted models of vintage aircraft. The late Quaytman was no Bluebeard, but he did prefer to keep his hobby to himself—perhaps because he was afraid that it might lead to a literal reading of his abstract paintings. Clearly Quaytman’s work is not all about airplanes but, in fact, both his art and his […]

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