Art.sy's ever-expanding Art Genome currently contains over 900 genes, pertaining to movements, mediums, techniques, influences, content, and more. Here we present the top five genes of 2012, ranked according to pageviews:
5. Street art
, represented by Banksy
, the anonymous and notoriously provocative graffiti and stencil artist.
, whose current ubiquity as a fine art form is indebted in part to Gustave le Gray
and his refinement of the medium in the mid-19th century, as evidenced in a crisp seascape.
Here's to discovering new genes in 2013!