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Rothko in Rice

Mark Rothko’s defaced painting inspired photography Henry Hargreaves (previously on Neatorama) to recreate the artist’s famous artwork. Hargreaves told us that after hearing the story, he found that Rothko [...]

Man Defaces Rothko Mural, Then Releases Statement: "I Am Not a Vandal"

Some among you may contend that Mark Rothko wasn’t “really an artist,” and if you want, you guys can duke it out in the comments. But the fact is that Rothko is a celebrated icon from a well-loved period of art history, and his mural Black on Maroon (1958) was defaced by a man in [...]

Rodin’s Hands: Anna Golubkina

With the introduction of the “Feel Art Again” Facebook page, we held a contest to find our farthest fan. Reader Kelly Deaton in Russia easily beat the competition, winning a week of “Feel Art Again” posts on Russian artists. The last of our series of Russian artists is Anna Golubkina (1864-1927), who is considered the first [...]

United in Life & Art: Mikhail Larionov and Natalia Goncharova

With the introduction of the “Feel Art Again” Facebook page, we held a contest to find our farthest fan. Reader Kelly Deaton from Russia easily beat the competition, winning a week of “Feel Art Again” posts on Russian artists. Mikhail Larionov (1881-1964) and Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) were lifelong partners in romance and in art. The two [...]

Artist, Composer, Lawyer: Vasily Polenov

With the introduction of the “Feel Art Again” Facebook page, we held a contest to find our farthest fan. Reader Kelly Deaton from Russia easily beat the competition, winning a week of “Feel Art Again” posts on Russian artists. Vasily Polenov (1844-1927) was the first artist to introduce the plein air techniques of France to Russia. [...]