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Answering the Absurd: 10 Questions with Artist Michael Cheval

Absurdity can be used in many ways, from making people laugh to revealing new perspectives on old ideas. For Michael Cheval, absurdity is his invitation to be creative. Inspired by the Surrealist [...]

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Behind the Artist: Bernard Louedin

To some, imagination starts and stops with childhood. To Bernard Louedin—French painter, sculptor, and illustrator—imagination isn’t something that simply expires over time; it informs it. [...]

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Coloring the Abstract: 10 Questions with Kre8

Artist Kevin Vigil believes “you have to become” whatever you do, which is why he chose an artistic alias that sounds exactly like “create.” Known as Kre8, this emerging artist seeks to inspire [...]

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What Is Surrealism? How Art Illustrates the Unconscious

Surrealism is more than an artistic style—it’s an artistic movement. Unlike other creative movements, which can be characterized by themes of imagery, color choices, or techniques, defining [...]

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5 Facts You May Not Know About Yaacov Agam

Israeli artist Yaacov Agam is a groundbreaking pioneer of the kinetic art movement. As such, art lovers around the world are familiar with his transformative artwork and art installations found [...]

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5 Facts You May Not Know About Disney and Dali’s Lost Project ‘Destino’

In 2003, Disney Studios released “Destino,” a unique animated short film originally conceived by one unlikely pair—Walt Disney and famed Surrealist artist Salvador Dali. Now, 15 years after its [...]

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100 Years Ago, Joan Miró Held His First Art Show—And It Was a Disaster

Artworks by Joan Miró are found in museum collections around the world. You might expect, then, that his artistic debut in 1918 was highly regarded. It wasn’t. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of [...]

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Michael Cheval Finds the Absurd in Surrealism

Donning a bowler hat, artist Michael Cheval bears a resemblance to artist René Magritte. The similarity is no coincidence, as Cheval’s art is heavily inspired by the late Surrealist. But, despite [...]

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Artist Anatole Krasnyansky Speaks About Life and Art in New Video

Never forget your culture, traditions, or where you came from—that’s the lesson noted artist Anatole Krasnyansky hopes viewers take away from his art. Last year, Krasnyansky told the story of his [...]

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Behind the Artist: Joan Miró

Joan Miró defied the art world with groundbreaking artwork that pushed the boundaries of abstraction into its current form and paved the way for modern art. Intrigued by the artists gathering in [...]

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