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  • Man Ray, Noire et blanche (Black and white), 1926, Black and white photographic print. © Man Ray Trust / ADAGP - PICTORIGHT / Telimage - 2013 Man Ray, Noire et blanche (Black and white), 1926, Black and white photographic print. © Man Ray Trust / ADAGP - PICTORIGHT / Telimage - 2013

    Carnivalesque Man Ray and His Masks

    By January 29, 2019

    Since the carnival is officially on, I thought of writing an article about masks. The first artist that comes to mind if one says ‘masks’ is James Ensor, so if you feel like reading about eerie atmosphere and...

  • Leonor Fini: I’m Not A Muse, I’m An Artist

    By January 24, 2019

    Leonor Fini didn’t agree with Andre Breton about the role of women in art: the father of Surrealism saw women solely as muses inspiring male genius, whereas Leonor reckoned, and proved with her art, that women can become...

  • Lee Miller And Surrealism In Britain

    By August 7, 2018

    In the delightfully quirky Hepworth Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, is a quiet exhibition that packs a whole range of mad surrealism in three galleries. What was particularly exciting about this was the fact that the lead practitioner in...

  • Start The Summer With Salvador Dalí

    By June 21, 2018

    Summer is officially on! If you’re still looking for a beach where to show your artsy bikini, or a Picasso-like beach body, maybe you’ll be tempted to start the summer with Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala, to...

  • Street fashion, 1920s, The Roaring Twenties, the Roaring Twenties Street fashion, 1920s, The Roaring Twenties, the Roaring Twenties

    What Was It Like In The Roaring Twenties in Art and Fashion?

    By May 15, 2018

    The Roaring Twenties were a period during which many things changed – both socially and politically. The dramatic economic growth of the decade led many Americans to adopt a totally different, more affluent lifestyle unknown to most people...

  • Free as a Bird – Max Ernst, Lop Lop and The Art of Chance

    By May 4, 2018

    The unconscious mind can serve as a revealing personal landscape. Feeding our dreams, shaping our personalities and informing our behaviour; the hidden aspects of the self ultimately determine the waking other. Surrealism was the moment when the mind...

  • Leonora Carrington And Her Surrealist Life In Her Own Words

    By April 28, 2018

    Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) is considered one of the greatest and most neglected British Surrealists. Her life story is a fascinating one: she abandoned her family for a painter about 20 years her senior (and married), she lived in...

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