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Fifteen Fascinating Facts About Famous Artists

Different, colorful, eccentric—all descriptors one might use to politely describe artists who buck traditions, defy conventionality, and sometimes even violently reject the status quo. And why is that? Because, as humans, we’re naturally both perplexed and awed by those who blatantly ignore societal norms. We’re drawn to the bold souls who not only march to the beat of their own drum, but douse said drum with gasoline, light a match, record video of the ensuing…

The Year of the Woman

Sometimes life imitates art. But this year, you helped flip that script. Just look at the poster for The Women’s March, the installation of “Fearless Girl,” and California Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ “reclaiming my time” poster. Art is imitating—or chronicling—the activities that are culminating in a seismic cultural shift, as we speak. Which is why we resoundingly named 2017 “The Year of the Woman.” Take That and Rewind It Back “Repeatedly throughout the year, our attention…

History-Changing Gift Ideas: The Women In Art Collections

Gifting art means more, but do you need a degree in interior design or art theory to select the right pieces for someone else? No. You can use the 2017 Art,com Gift Guide for one. We’ve put works into various thematic collections to help you win the holidays. There’s something for everyone: the Animal Lover, the Globetrotter, even the Zen Master. However, if you’re the type who likes statement gifts—not just in terms of what…

10 Things to Know About Suzanne Valadon

Art history “brownie points” if you’re well-versed on the unconventional life of French painter and vivacious vixen Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938). Never heard of her? Chalk that up to double standards and antiquated notions of propriety. For the most part, Valadon (born Marie-Clementine) didn’t play by the rules. She was a free-spirited Montmartre Bohemian who loved and painted her heart out—not unlike many of her male counterparts. Put Valadon, a bold and talented artist who bucked…

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