Top 200 20th Century Artists?

The Times and Saatchi gallery have compiled 1,461,523 votes from the public to come up with a list of the 200 top artists of the 20th Century. It’s a method that has flaws as some artists will be missing and other artists will get more attention than they really deserve, but any list compiled by anyone is flawed as lists are an art rather than a science. They’re not meant to be taken too seriously.

1 Pablo Picasso 21587

2 Paul Cezanne 21098

3 Gustav Klimt 20823

4 Claude Monet 20684

5 Marcel Duchamp 20647

6 Henri Matisse 17096

7 Jackson Pollock 17051

8 Andy Warhol 17047

9 Willem De Kooning 17042

10 Piet Mondrian 17028Continue Reading

Pablo Picasso and His Collection in Brisbane

During my recent walkabout I was feeling artsick (kind of like being homesick, but it’s art that you miss) so I drove on to the city of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. It’s not a city that you would usually go to if you’re feeling artsick, but there was an exhibition of Picasso and his personal art collection on at the Gallery of Modern Art, so I had to go.Continue Reading

Matisse and Picasso Videos

I have probably been wasting too much time at YouTube lately. It’s an excellent time waster, unless you have a “to do” list that is a mile long.

Two artists that I can never get enough of are Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. Picasso because he’s a ball of energy that lived to paint, and Matisse because he painted to make the world a more beautiful place.Continue Reading

View of Notre Dame Painting

view of notre dame by henri matisse

View of Notre-Dame by famous French artist Henri Matisse. Painted in 1914.
147 x 94 cm or 58 x 37 inches
Oil on canvas
Located at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, NY, United States of America.Continue Reading