Russian Constructivism and the rise of the modern poster in the 20th century

The Art Syndicate Staff Writer: Constanza Ontiveros Valdés   A few years after the Russian Revolution Constructivism emerged in the Soviet Union as a means to put art at the service of the newly established Communist society. During this time, Constructivist artists created thousands of posters that, next to other art artforms, reflected the modern […]

How the art market turned into a synonym of luxury and VIP culture

The Art Syndicate Staff Writer: Constanza Ontiveros Valdés   For centuries artworks were traded, bought, and commissioned yet art dealing was established as a profession up until the 19th century and, ever since, art dealers have been instrumental to the development of art. However, the exclusive, hip, and aspirational art market system of our times […]

Akiko Stehrenberger´s movie posters: an artful take on movie poster making 

The Art Syndicate Staff Writer: Constanza Ontiveros Valdés    During the last 15 years, Los Angeles-based artist Akiko Stehrenberger has carved a name for herself within the design industry and, to this date, is one of the most influential and productive movie poster designers. Over the years, Akiko has worked with emblematic film directors such […]

Elizabeth Macgregor´s enduring legacy in Sydney

The Art Syndicate Staff Writer: Constanza Ontiveros Valdés   Every once in a while a museum director leaves a mark in the cultural life of an entire city. Such is the case of Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, an internationally renowned art curator, and museum director, who has led the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), in Sydney, […]

The recurring topic of alcohol in art

How artists have represented drunkenness from ancient cultures till the 20th century   The Art Syndicate Staff Writer: Constanza Ontiveros Valdés    Since the dawn of ancient cultures artists have been portraying alcohol consumption as a means to represent religious beliefs and rituals, mythological scenes, or moral commentaries. Especially since the 17th century, artists have […]

Three inventions that changed the course of art  

The Art Syndicate Staff Writer: Constanza Ontiveros Valdés   During mankind’s history, many inventions and technological breakthroughs have shifted how art is created and interpreted. As we speak, new tech developments, such as the recently ultra-famous NFTs, continue to transform and enrich the practice of artists around the globe. Let’s look at the history of […]

Thomas Jung: an influential figure for the world of movie posters

The Art Syndicate Staff Writer: Constanza Ontiveros Valdés   Throughout the second half of the 20th century, a handful of graphic artists and illustrators dramatically impacted the world of movie poster design. Such is the case of Thomas Jung, a Chinese American poster artist who during the 1970s and 1980s created iconic posters that nowadays […]

What to Know About Vintage Movie Posters

By the Art Syndicate Staff Writer: Constanza Ontiveros Valdés  Vintage movie posters are one of the most popular genres among poster collectors around the globe. Whether they are from timeless classics like Casablanca or Dracula or from cult movies like Star Wars, Hong Kong, or Easy Rider; vintage movie posters communicate ideas, stories, and beliefs […]

What is Contemporary Aboriginal Art?

The Art Syndicate Staff Writer: Constanza Ontiveros Valdés   Nowadays, Contemporary Aboriginal Art is Australia´s most iconic and prestigious art form. Aboriginal artworks are displayed at the most important museums and galleries around the globe and they frequently achieve millionaire prices at art auctions. But, what are the origins and main traits of the so-called […]