20th century

“Verve,” The Journal That Helped Define Modernism

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Verve, was a popular 20th century modernist Parisian art magazine published by Teriafe. The magazine had 38 issues in 10 volumes and included lithographs by the early 20th century artists of the Parisian scene. It reviewed the artist including letters and literature, and featured texts by artists and writers. The magazine played a large role… continue reading »

Sable Mouvant Suite by Pablo Picasso

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Sable Mouvant written by Pierre Reverdy and illustrated by Pablo Picasso The French poet, Pierre Reverdy’s career flourished in  twentieth- century Paris. He was a part of the avant-garde group that consisted of artists such as Pablo Picasso, André Breton, and Georges Braque. His simple yet sublime poetry became a large influence to the artistic… continue reading »

5 Fun Facts About Henri Matisse

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1. Originally, Matisse studied and trained to become a lawyer. He graduated from law school in Paris and worked as a clerk in a law office in 1889. 2. In 1889, at the age of 21, Matisse suffered from an acute appendicitis that would actually lead him to discover his passion for creating art. After… continue reading »

Picasso’s Muses

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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is arguably the most recognized artist that has ever lived. He was notorious for always having a beautiful woman by his side. They were not only his lovers, but also his muses that greatly inspired his artwork during their time together. The six main women in Picasso’s life were all beautiful, and each… continue reading »