Rebellion is at the heart of Niki de Saint Phalle’s practice. Rising to prominence in post-war Paris, she grabbed the art world’s attention with her ‘Tirs’, or ‘Shot’ paintings, made by firing a loaded gun at bags of paint on canvas.
Master of the impossible, M.C. Escher’s illusionary, labyrinthine worlds have fascinated artists, designers, mathematicians and geologists alike. His meticulously rendered, illogical black and white drawings and prints seem born from the subconscious,
Norwegian painter Edvard Munch was a brilliant, tortured soul, whose intimate self-expression pioneered a new brand of Modernist art. Drawing from his own troubled life, his world famous artworks explore universal fears around sex, death and desire.