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Secret Lucian Freud ‘love letters’

Niki de Saint Phalle : All power to the Nanas

Champion of the feminist aesthetic, Phalle’s sculptures and paintings have made her one of art’s most important outsiders You’ve seen them before. Those colourful stylised ladies with tiny heads and plenty of ass, but many wouldn’t know that these bright, pop characters found in gift shops around the world were created by one of the … Continue reading

The Strange City – Monumenta 2014 Paris

The strange City: Ilya and Emilia Kabakov at the Grand Palais Born in 1933 in Dnipropetrovsk (ex USSR), Ilya Kabakov is a major figure on the international art scene. In the 60s, he began a work on daily life un Russia and since then his installations, sculputres and paintings have been exhibited around the world. … Continue reading

Alice in Wonderland – Salvador Dali Illustrations (1969 )

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland “The sun was shining on the sea, Shining with all his might: He did his very best to make The billows smooth and bright — And this was odd, because it was The middle of the night. The moon was … Continue reading

Paris before Haussmann by Charles Marville – Photography

Widely acknowledged as one of the most talented photographers of the nineteenth century, Charles Marville (French, 1813–1879) was commissioned by the city of Paris to document both the picturesque, medieval streets of old Paris and the broad boulevards and grand public structures that Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann built in their place for Emperor Napoleon III. This … Continue reading

The Parisianer : an imaginary magazine

Inspired by the unmistakable New Yorker magazine, more than 100 artists were invited to submit their artworks for a three-day exhibition has helded by the Cité internationale des Arts (19 december to 23th december) the last week, framing Paris in that elegant style of the iconic American magazine. Dreamt up by design collective, Lettre P, the project has also raised enough … Continue reading

‘Shunga’: Sex And Pleasure In Traditional Japanese Art

One of the most unabashedly erotic images to ever grace the pages of an art history book came from the woodblock of iconic Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Widely known for his G-rated, Edo-era prints like “The Great Wave at Kanagawa,” the celebrated ukiyo-e painter and printmaker famously depicted a titillating love scene between a few … Continue reading

Il y a du Duchamp dans les toiles de Félix Vallotton

Félix Vallotton est un peintre et graveur, écrivain parfois, né en Suisse, à Lausanne, en 1865, mort en 1925 à Paris. Ayant accompli l’essentiel de son œuvre en France, où il s’établit dès 1882, il est assimilé au groupe des nabis, celui de Pierre Bonnard et d’Edouard Vuillard. Très proche de ce dernier, il devient, à partir de … Continue reading

Jackson Pollock: Abstract Expressionist

“On the floor I am more at ease,” he once wrote. “I feel nearer, more part of the painting since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.” During his lifetime Pollock was famously photographed creating these seminal works, known as drip or action paintings. … Continue reading

Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

  While digital photography and image-editing software have brought about an increased awareness of the degree to which camera images can be manipulated, the practice of doctoring photographs has existed since the medium was invented. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop at The Metropolitan Museum of Art was the first major exhibition devoted to the history of … Continue reading

Josefina Robirosa Artist

JOSEFINA ROBIROSA Josefina Robirosa (b Buenos Aires, 26 May 1932) is one of the Argentina’s most famous painters and muralists. Her stunning work includes murals in different city buildings including Galerias Pacifico and in the Buenos Aires and Paris subways. Her life was more traditional, as she came from an aristocratic family, married young, and her painting … Continue reading

Bruno Bisang: 30 Years of Polaroids

Celebrated Swiss fashion photographer Bruno Bisang exhibited an intimate collection of Polaroid prints of his most inspiring subjects at The Little Black Gallery in London (15 January 2013 – 9 February 2013). Bruno Bisang (born 1952 in Ascona, Switzerland) is a renowned Swiss fashion photographer. His photography has been seen in features of many international magazines, such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Max, GQ and Amica, and he has shot … Continue reading

Anti-bourgeois, anti-industrial, anti-imperial: German Expressionism

Anti-bourgeois, anti-industrial and anti-imperial, German Expressionism started at the dawn of the 20th century and ended, in an official, nationalist sense, with the Nazis’ “Degenerate Art” exhibition of 1937 (an event that still defines the movement as art that Hitler hated, to paraphrase the scholar Pamela Kort). In between, it encompassed a cataclysmic war and … Continue reading

NYC Grand Central Terminal 100 years

Sunlight streams through the windows in the concourse at Grand Central Terminal in New York City in 1954 A century ago, rail travel was at its peak in the U.S., and New York City built the massive Grand Central Terminal to accommodate the growth. Built over 10 years, gradually replacing its predecessor named Grand Central … Continue reading

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