Visual & Decorative Arts Blog

Art of Fine Gifts: L.S. Lowry

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

February 23 marked the anniversary of the death of beloved British artist and creator of matchstick men Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887–1976). Lowry wanted to paint the realities of the modern city – people on their way to work, fights on the street – a real insight into 20th century working class life.

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Topics: L.S. Lowry, art calendars, modern art

Art of Fine Gifts: Paul Klee's Degenerate Art

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

'Anyone who sees and paints the sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilised'
Adolf Hitler

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Topics: Wassily Kandinsky, modern art

Art of Fine Gifts: Paul Klee's Inspirations

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

A hugely influential artist, Paul Klee eludes classification. His art appeals to our primary instincts and makes us look beyond the ordinary. He was influenced by many things in his life, from his musical parents to his travels and his family, and we take a look at some of those inspirations below.

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Topics: Paul Klee, modern art

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