30 December 2016

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Top 10 – Black Paintings

In 2016 Anish Kapoor acquired exclusive rights to the unique Vanta black pigment, reported to be the blackest shade of black in existence. So this week Artlyst celebrates the Top 10 black paintings.

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – Dada Artists

2016 saw the 100 year anniversary of the first Dada performances at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland. So in reverence to this important moment in 20th century Art History, Artlyst brings you the Top 10 Dadaist Artists.

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – International Black Artists

Here is the Artlyst for the top 10 international black artists working today, the first of many celebrating diversity in the visual arts!

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – Feminist Artists

The feminist art movement emerged in the 1960s with women artists taking an interest in how they differed from their male counterparts. Artlyst has put together its top 10 feminist artists.

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – Appropriation Artworks

Appropriation art or the art of appropriation is is the use of pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them. Here is the Artlyst top ten most controversial works of Appropriation Art, and some of the court cases that followed.

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – White Artworks

As Winter is upon us and the nights are already closing in, what can be more appropriate than works of art in monochromatic white.

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – Peace Artworks

The horrific events in Paris over the weekend has prompted us to look back to the many artists in the last fifty years who have realised the power of art as a tool in raising awareness and propagating the concept of world peace. Here are our top ten examples of this very powerful medium.

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – Skull Works Of Art

In this week’s Top 10 theme, Artlyst has searched Art History for the 10 best works of art featuring skulls.

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – Artists Under 30

A list of this nature is entirely subjective, as there are over 10,000 graduates from Art schools in the UK alone each year. Here is our international list and let’s call it only part one of the artists that have caught our eye in the last twelve months. (First published October 2015)

24 December 2016

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Top 10 – Brian Sewell Art Attacks

Serota should be awarded the Turner prize, “for furthering so many worthless careers”. This is one of the many put-downs by the late art critic Brian Sewell. Here’s what Brian has to say about some of the other biggest names in Modern and Contemporary art.

24 December 2016

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Top 10 – Refugee Artists

In light of current world events, Artlyst thought it poignant to point out that with change comes cultural diversity, which in turn empowers the evolution of art. Here is our list of the top 10 refugee artists.

24 December 2016

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Top 10 – Banksy Works Of Art

Artlyst brings you our top ten Banksy’s of all time. Which one is your favourite?

24 December 2016

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Top 10 – Art Scandals

What is an art Scandal? Find out here in Artlyst’s Top Ten Art Scandals!

24 December 2016

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Top 10 – Sexist Artworks

Welcome to Artlyst’s Top 10 Sexist Artworks! Some of the examples in this Top 10 feature are shocking, only by virtue that they were created, exhibited and sold in the artist’s lifetime. How did they get away with it?

23 December 2016

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Top 10 – Artists That Died In Poverty

The term “starving artist,” is a stereotype! Yet many well-known artists did die in poverty – here is Artlyst’s top 10 artists that died in poverty.

23 December 2016

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Top 10 – Richest Living Women Artists

Rich is a non-gender specific term. But what about the fact that the top ten richest artists are all male. Welcome to Artlyst’s Top 10 Richest Women Artists. (First published June 2015)

23 December 2016

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Top 10 – Richest Living Artists

Artlyst’s list of the richest living artists. (First published June 2015).

23 December 2016

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Top 10 – Greatest Cat Paintings

Well, I knew you just had to click onto this! Couldn’t resist …Right!!! This week Artlyst features some of the greatest paintings (and other works of art) depicting cats and all by famous artists!!!  MEEEEOOOOWWWW!!!! During the 19th century, French artists featured cats in many of their works. Manet, Tissot and Delacroix used them as […]

23 December 2016

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Top 10 – Outlandish Turner Prize Nominees

Love it or loath it, the Turner Prize award always raises a critic’s scrutinising eyebrow. Some past prize winners are now household names, others have sunk into the hinterlands of obscurity. Here are some of the more outlandish past entrants.

22 December 2016

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Top 10 – Political Works Of Art

There has always been a strong relationship between art and politics. Artlyst brings you the Top Ten Political Works Of Art.

22 December 2016

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Top 10 – Art Frauds

History tells that where there is big money to be made there is always a scammer out there to fake it. Here are 10 examples of the biggest art forgeries out there.

22 December 2016

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Top 10 – Art Disasters

Throughout the centuries art has suffered at the hands of natural disaster, (Pompeii) conflict (WW2) and negligent owners (Casino owner Steve Wynn). Here is Artlyst’s top 10 list of art disasters.

22 December 2016

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Top 10 – Hated Works Of Art

This week’s Top 10 takes a look at works of art that have been hated by some but not always by all.

22 December 2016

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Top 10 – Offensive Works Of Art

Warning… If you are easily offended then please do not open this top 10!

22 December 2016

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Top 10 – Laughable Works Of Art

Here is our selection for the Top 10 Most Laughable Works of Art. We leave it up to your imagination as to what we’re conveying by giving these pieces airtime on Artlyst.

21 December 2016

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Top 10 – Artists Behaving Badly

Artists were very likely the first ‘Rock Stars! Since Caravaggio, they have left behind a legacy of volatile extremes whether it be drunken incontinence or in your face infidelities. Here are a few examples of ‘Bad Ass’ artists .

21 December 2016

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Top 10 – Come Up And See My Etchings

Artlyst Top Ten etchings. A few of them still make me blush!

21 December 2016

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Top 10 – Most Violent Works Of Art

This is not an easy or palatable topic, but art is steeped in violence. Here are ten of Artlyst’s favourite historic examples of this most horrid visual manifestation.

21 December 2016

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Top 10 – Fifty Shades Of Greyscale

Fifty Shades Of Greyscale is a celebration of the monochrome. Enjoy Artlyst’s Top Ten Fifty Shades Of Greyscale.

21 December 2016

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Top 10 – Most Expensive Works Of Art

With Sotheby’s new record for the highest total at a London auction, it would seem that the sky is indeed the limit where the global art market is concerned, with high-powered collectors prepared now more than ever to push the barrier of $100 million for works by big names, and with it possibly the envelope […]

21 December 2016

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Top 10 – Art Attacks

Cultural vandalism manifests itself in various ugly ways. There are examples of government approved vandalism, like the destruction of TFL’s Eduardo Paolozzi Mosaic Arches At Tottenham Court Road Station. Or the council sanctioned removal of Banksy’s ‘Bird Mob’ from a Clacton-on-Sea restroom. Mindless vandalism through direct action is also rife, just look at the stomach […]

21 December 2016

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Top 10 – Outsider Artists

Artlyst’s Top 10 Outsider Artists.