Neruda was a poet-diplomat and politician who became known as a poet at aged 13. He wrote in various styles including surrealist, and historical political...
Pollock’s reputation as a pre-eminent Abstract Expressionist artist has endured long after his death...
Blunden was a poet, author, and critic. He wrote of his experiences in World War I in both verse and prose...
Martin Fulterman, better known as Mark Snow is a composer for film and television...
Marc had a tumultuous impact on the Expressionist movement that evolved after World War 1. He favoured the symbolic potential of abstraction rather than Naturalism and Realism...
Turrell is an artist primarily focussed on Light and Space. Turrell is an artist primarily concerned with Light and Space...
Gibran was a writer, poet and visual artist and is also considered a philosopher...
By challenging the notion of what is art with his readymades, Duchamp is one of few artists that changed the course of art history...
Octavio Paz was a poet and diplomat. He was awarded the 1981 Miguel de Cervantes Prize for his work and the 1990 Nobel Prize in Literature...
Matisse is regarded as the greatest colourist of the 20th century and rivalled Picasso in the importance of his innovations...
Robert Lee Frost was a poet. Initially published in England, his work was soon published and renowned internationally...
Vasarely’s work provides some of the most distinctive images and optical effects of the 20th century...
Artist: Wassily Kandinsky Born: 16 December 1866, Moscow, Russia Nationality: Russian Died: 13 December 1944, Paris, France
Poet: Charles Bukowski Born: 16 August 1920, Andernach, Germany German-American Died: 9 March 1994, California, USA
Poet: Pablo Neruda Born: 12 July 1904, Parral, Chile Chilean Died: 23 September 1973, Santiago, Chile
Title: Mercury, the Winged Messenger Date: 1916 Orchestral
Artist: Franz Radziwill Date of Birth: 6 February 1895, Stadland, Germany German Died: 12 August 1983, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Poet: Maya Angelou Born: 4 April 1928, Missouri, USA American Died: 28 May 2014, North Carolina, USA
Artist: Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo Born: 12 December 1851 Nationality: English Movement: Art Deco Died: 18 March 1942
Poet: Irwin Allen Ginsberg Date of Birth: 3 June 1926, New Jersey, USA American Date of Death: 5 April 1997, New York, USA Buried: Gomel Chesed Cemetery, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Title: The Sailor: Self-Portrait Date: 1911-12 Movement: Cubism Media: Oil on canvas Location: The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Poet: Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall Date of Birth: 14 September1883, London, UK Canadian Date of Death: 22 April 1922, Vancouver, Canada
Here dead lie we because we did not chooseTo live and shame the land from which we sprung.Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose;But young men think it is, and we were young. Poet: Alfred Edward HousmanBorn: 26 March 1865, Bromsgrove, EnglandEnglishDied: 30 April 1936, Cambridge, England AE Houseman
Poet: Lawrence Ferlinghetti Born: 24 March 1919, New York, USA American
Marguerite Annie Johnson, better known as Maya Angelou, was a poet, singer, memoirist and civil rights activist.
Poet: William Butler Yeats Born: 13 June 1865, Sandymount, Ireland Irish Died: 28 January 1939, Cannes, France Buried: Drumcliff Cemetery, Ireland
Poet: Katharine Lee Bates Born: 12 April 1859, Massachusetts, USA American Died: 28 March 1929, Massachusetts, USA
Artist: Rene Lalique Born: 6 April 1860, Ay, France Nationality: French Movement: Art Deco Died: 1 May 1945, Paris, France
The Lark Ascending is a short, single-movement work by Vaughan Williams, inspired by the 1881 poem of the same name by George Meredith.
Poet: Robert Gray Born: 23 February 1945, Port Macquarie, Australia Australian
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was a poet, philosopher and writer. In the 1940s as a student of Columbia College he began a close friendship with WS Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, forming the core of the Beat Generation
Artist: Gustav Klimt Born: 14 July 1862, Baumgarten, Austro-Hungarian Empire Nationality: Austrian Movement: Symbolism, Art Nouveau, Died: 6 February 1918, Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire Gustav Klimt is remembered as one of the greatest decorative painters of the 20th century, while also producing the century’s most significant body of erotic art. Initially he found success in his … Continue reading All Art is Erotic
Title: Line Made by Walking Date: 1967 Movement: Earth Art Media: Photograph Location: Tate Museum, London, UK
Title: Ici, C'est Stieglitz Date: 1915 Movement: Dada Media: Ink, graphite, and cut-and-pasted painted and printed papers on paperboard Location: Alfred Stieglitz Collection
Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall was a writer and poet born in England but lived in Canada from the age of seven. She was considered to be the best Canadian poet of her generation.
Title: Les Demoiselles d'Avignon Date: 1907 Movement: Cubism Media: Oil on canvas Location: Currently located in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Artist: Salvador Domingo Felipe Dali i Domènch Born: 11 May 1904, Figueres, Spain Nationality: Spanish Movement: Surrealism Died: 23 January 1989, Figueres, Spain
The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks Abortions will not let you forget. You remember the children you got that you did not get, The damp small pulps with a little or with no hair,
Lalique’s Victoire sculpture is exemplary of Art Deco style. Victoire stands on its own as a sculpture but is also an elegant touch to the automobile for which it was designed to grace.
Harlequin’s Carnival by Joan Mirό, 1924/5 oil on canvas. Currently housed by the Albright-Knox Collection, New York, USA
Poet: Leonard Cohen Born: 21 September 1934, Westmount, Canada Canadian Died: 7 November 2016, California, USA Leonard Norman Cohen was a singer, songwriter, poet and novelist. His work explored the subjects of religion, politics, isolation, romantic relationships and sexuality.
Elizabeth Bishop was a poet and short-story writer. She is considered one of the finest poets of the 20th century. From 1949 to 1950 she was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.
Carl August Sandburg was a poet, biographer, writer and editor. He won two Pulitzer Prizes for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. As a major figure of American literature, Lyndon B Johnson at Sandburg’s death in 1967 said ‘Carl Sandburg was more than the voice of America, more than the poet of its strength and genius. He was America.’
Poet: Mahmoud Darwish Palestinian 1941 – 2008 Mahmoud Darwish was a poet and author and is regarded as the Palestinian national poet. His work, which often used Palestine as a metaphor for the downfall of Eden, resurrection and birth amid the anguish of dispossession and exile, has received numerous awards.
Artist: Romain de Tirtoff (Erté) Born: 23 November 1892, St Petersburg, Russia Nationality: Russian-French Movement: Art Deco Died: 21 April 1990, Paris, France
Ballad of Another Ophelia Date: 1915 Poet: David Herbert Lawrence English 1885 -1930
Art Deco, or Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that started in France just before WW1. It influenced the design of buildings, furnishings, jewellery, fashion, transportation, and everyday objects found in many homes. Art Deco is the shortened form of Arts Décoratifs from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925. The combination of modern styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials had found it heyday. Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progression.
Title: Bird Romance Date: 1946 Movement: Surrealism Artist: JWG (Jock) MacDonald Born: 31 March 1897, Thurso, Scotland Canadian Died: 3 December 1960, Toronto, Canada
Artist: Tamara de Lempicka Born: 16 May 1898, Warsaw, Poland Nationality: Polish Movement: Art Deco Died: 18 March 1980, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Poet: GK Chesterton Poem: A Prayer in Darkness