Tags: avant-garde

Artist of the Week: Francis Bacon

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Francis Bacon. Francis Bacon (b.1909) was an Irish-born, British figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque and emotionally charged work. The artist took inspiration from Surrealism, film, photography and the canon of Old Masters. Bacon’s distinctive style of painting that depicted the bleakness of the human condition struck [...]

Artist of the Week: Yayoi Kusuma

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Japanese artist and writer Yayoi Kusuma. Kusuma, born in Matsumoto City, Japan, first studied painting in Kyoto in 1929. Soon after, frustrated by the lack of diversity of Japanese art, the artist moved to New York City and by the mid 60’s had become one of the most [...]