XXXII VENICE BIENNALE> GOLDEN LION> ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG PHOTOGRAPH> © UGO MULAS RAUSCHENBERG> LIFE AND ART Robert Rauschenberg’s art has always been one of thoughtful inclusion. Working in a wide range of subjects, styles, materials, and techniques, Rauschenberg has been called a forerunner of essentially every postwar movement since Abstract Expressionism. He remained, however, independent of any particular affiliation. At the time that he began making art in the late 1940s and early 1950s, his belief that “painting relates to both art and life” presented a direct challenge to the prevalent modernist aesthetic. The celebrated Combines, ...
[2014/15] THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART®> NEW YORK/ NY/ UNITED STATES EXHIBITION> CUBISM> THE LEONARD A LAUDER COLLECTION PHOTOGRAPHY> © THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART® #nyc #nycmuseums
 HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON> HYÈRES> FRANCE PHOTOGRAPH> © HCB FOUNDATION In 1931 Cartier-Bresson began to use a camera to make photographs that reveal the influence of both Cubism and Surrealism-bold, flat planes, collage-like compositions, and spatial ambiguity-as well as an affinity for society's outcasts and the back alleys where they lived and worked. Within a year, he had mastered the miniature 35mm Leica camera and had begun traveling in Italy, Spain, Morocco, and Mexico, developing what would become one of the hallmarks of twentieth-century photographic style. In his 1952 landmark monograph The Decisive Moment, Cartier-Bresson defined his philosophy: "To ...
[1943/59] THE SOLOMON R GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM> NEW YORK/ NY/ UNITED STATES ARCHITECTURE> FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH> © EZRA STOLLER> FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT Frank Lloyd Wright was by all accounts an architectural innovator. Among the most compelling achievements during his prolific 72-year career was his radical redefinition of space. Beginning his career at a time when technological, scientific, and social developments were radically changing an ever-expanding world, he soon realized that new solutions were needed if architecture was to remain relevant to contemporary life. The challenge of creating functional, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing buildings had to be resolved, in ...
[1943/59] THE SOLOMON R GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM> NEW YORK/ NY/ UNITED STATES ARCHITECTURE> FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHY> © EZRA STOLLER INTRODUCTION The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was founded in 1937, and its first New York–based venue for the display of art, the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, opened in 1939. With its exhibitions of Solomon Guggenheim’s somewhat eccentric art collection, the unusual gallery—designed by William Muschenheim at the behest of Hilla Rebay, the foundation’s curator and the museum’s director—provided many visitors with their first encounter with great works by Vasily Kandinsky, as well as works by his followers, including Rudolf ...
[1992/96] DANCING HOUSE> PRAGUE> CZECH REPUBLIC ARCHITECTURE> FRANK GEHRY> VLADO MILUNIC PHOTOGRAPH> © GEHRY PARTNERS™ #contemporaryarchitecture #contemporaryart
[1935/39] FALLINGWATER> MILL RUN/ PA/ UNITED STATES ARCHITECTURE> FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY> © EZRA STOLLER  © UNESCO> WORLD HERITAGE INSCRIPTION #modernarchitecture #moderndesign