"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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Bordering on the grotesque, but also fragile.


The most heavy metal of fin-de-siècle French artists.

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An almost aboriginal, somewhat psychedelic, particularly populist style.

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This Mexico-based artist put the “sur” in surrealism.


From 1958 to 1966 she worked on, and worked over, a single painting.

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“Real painters do not paint things as they are.”

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His films are pentagrams for the conjuration of narrative.

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He spurned all avant-gardes but his own.

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His contradictions cohere in his personal anthem to “Question Everything.”

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His wit, his sculpture, and his being have proven influential.

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The camera never smiled at her, and she’s not looking at you.


Awesome and devastating, yet naive and vulnerable.

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Uncanny, sensual, playfully transgressive art.

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He re-visioned the history of the Americas.


Innumerable artists have based their entire careers on the briefest of his ideas.


Grotesque distorted candy-color figures twist and writhe.

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He never ceased his restless formal innovations.

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He called the United States a “moronic inferno,” a phrase that stuck.

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Schiele’s shameful bent hand, Miró’s weird blue


One of the most wigged-out artists on Earth.

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“The most famous unknown artist in New York.”


“An indescribable gamut of colors!” said the first cosmonaut.

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Fashion plate, poet, proto-punk and feminist performance artist.

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Her art reflected feelings that no one could speak.