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Umberto Boccioni was one of the most prominent and influential artists among the Italian Futurists, an art movement that emerged in the years before the First World War. Boccioni was important not onl…

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El Lissitzky

Russian avant-garde artist El Lissitzky made a career of utilizing art for social and political change. Although abstract and theoretical, Lissitzky’s work spoke to the prevailing political discourse of Russia, and the nascent Soviet Union. His basic shape…

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Ben Bonart

From the artist: “Creating charms its creator, which comes through in each creation. My art is a combination of chance and deliberation. I invite viewers to get lost in the imagery—to peek into a world that evokes joy. My process is dynamic, interactive, a…

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“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.”

In our new series 12 Qs, artists answer 12 questions about their creative process, philosophy, and more. This installment features Ben Bonart, whose paintings “have evolved by my observing varied expressions of beauty: natural and human-made wonders, from…

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.”
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Silvia Vassileva

A uniquely geometrical collection of cityscape paintings by Silvia Vassileva.

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Alphonse Mucha: The Seasons

The first of Alphonse Mucha’s much-copied decorative panels, The Seasons (1896), shows the harmonious cycles of nature. Four beauties, each set against a distinct natural backdrop, convey the mood of each season. Innocent Spring stands among white blosso…

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Winslow and His Watercolors

Featuring some Winslow Homer’s finest watercolor work. To read more about Homer’s relationship with the medium, visit my.meural.com/editorial/47.

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Winslow and His Watercolors

Winslow Homer is proudly touted as one of America’s finest painters. His robust nature scenes have lent their unfussy and stolid New England sensibility to many a museum wall. But while viewers are no doubt familiar with Homer’s virtuoso handling of oils,…

Winslow and His Watercolors
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Giovanni Canaletto

Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, was an Italian artist revered for his beautiful, faithful paintings of cityscapes. Born in Venice to painter Bernardo Canal, Canaletto followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming a theatrical scene painte…

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Key Works: Childe Hassam

Childe “Muley” Hassam enjoyed the mystery surrounding his moniker. Playing off the confusion from his surname as to whether he was of Arabic descent, Hassam adopted “Muley,” a corruption of the Arabic word for “master,” in reference to a 15th century Moori…

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