Originally I made this list for the current IB Visual Art students back home but, I thought I could share it on tumblr as well. I hope you can find this useful! Feel free to add to this list as well!
As an IB Visual Art Student, it is your job to find artists (old masters, and contemporary) who you can draw inspiration from, whether it be their style, use of media, or issues they deal with. The IB Examiners will be very pleased if you use non-western, or POC (people of color) artists in your research
F = female, M = male —> make sure to have a variety of male of female artists!
‘Femme assise robe bleue’ by Pablo Picasso is not only a remarkable Picasso picture, but one that comes with a striking backstory as this painting, which will hit the auction block at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art evening sale in May, represents a portrait of the Spanish master’s lover Dora Maar. It is inextricably intertwined with European history as Picasso painted it in on his birthday (October 25) in 1939, on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. Soon after its creation, the artwork was expropriated by the Nazis from its original owner, Picasso’s Jewish French art dealer Paul Rosenberg. Toward the end of the war, the artwork was due to be transported to Germany, but was traced, intercepted, and successfully captured by French Resistance fighters, who made it a priority to preserve French culture.
- courtesy of artnet news - Photo Carl Court - AFP - GettyImages