Stories By Caroline Mokrohajská
Nose Art – The Most Unique Art Painted by Pilots During WWIINovember 5, 2020
Ever since men first went to war in airplanes, they have felt the need to decorate their machines with unofficial, often banned and personal markings. So-called Nose Art created a powerful bond between man and machine....
Weird & Bizarre: A Toilet as a Work of ArtOctober 27, 2020
A joke, a provocation, or an attempt to attract your attention? Maybe none of these or maybe all of them. Here are the three of the most renowned toilets in the history of art. They may...
The Forgotten Couturier Elsa Schiaparelli: Surrealism, Art and Revolutionary FashionSeptember 19, 2020
Italian female fashion designer and couturier, the greatest rival of Coco Chanel, and a friend of Surrealists like Salvador Dalì and Man Ray, Elsa Schiaparelli became one of the most prominent figures in fashion and art...
Between Art and Engineering: the Kinetic Beasts of Theo JansenAugust 20, 2020
Theo Jansen – a Dutch contemporary artist, a sculptor, an engineer, and most significantly, a visionary. The universe in his mind along with his manual capability came together to create rare and breathtaking kinetic sculptures roaming...
10 Most Expensive Artworks by Living ArtistsAugust 15, 2020
We present an equation: one contemporary artist, one masterpiece, one auction, and a million-dollar offer. Here are the ten most expensive artworks made by living artists sold at auctions for millions. When I hear the word...
What is a Wunderkammer? Best Cabinets of CuriositiesJuly 6, 2020
The characteristic of arousing surprise for the observer is typical for the so-called Wunderkammer or Cabinet of Curiosities. These are real rooms of wonders where, in an undifferentiated mix of art and science, of naturalia and...
The Artists are Present – Marina and UlayJune 17, 2020
Balkan performing artist Marina Abramovic was born in 1946 in Belgrade, Serbia. Ulay (Frank Uwe Laysiepen) was born on the same day as her, a few years earlier, in another place, Solingen, Germany. They met for...
The Most Scandalous Artworks of Marcel DuchampMay 9, 2020
Paysage fautif or Faulty landscape is one of the most original works of Marcel Duchamp. It was made in 1946 and dedicated to Maria Martins, a Brazilian sculptor and Duchamp’s lover whom he met in 1942. It...
Agostino Arrivabene – A Modern AlchemistApril 28, 2020
Agostino Arrivabene (born in 1967) is a visionary yet secluded Italian contemporary artist who continues to produce outstanding surrealist works from his 17th-century house located just outside Milan. His masterful paintings operate in a realm that has...
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