Celia Leiva Otto

Author

Cèlia holds a bachelor's degree in art history and a master's degree in aesthetic research from EINA University School of Design and Art in Barcelona. Throughout her academic career, her research has consistently revolved around the in-depth exploration of images, driven by a deep-seated fascination with post-photographic theory. Since 2022, she is the executive assistant at an art advisory in Barcelona.

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Bizarre

Nighthawks as Memes – Edward Hopper’s Best Renditions

Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks is one of the best-known images of 20th-century art that has also become one of the most popular meme sources of the...

Celia Leiva Otto 23 May 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird by Frida Kahlo

The story of Frida Kahlo is narrated through her artworks. She left an indelible mark on the art world with her emotionally charged and...

Celia Leiva Otto 28 April 2024

Contemporary Art

6 Artists Working with Artificial Intelligence You Need to Know

The subject of artificial intelligence is present in many contemporary debates: science, education, politics, etc. And, of course, art is not going...

Celia Leiva Otto 26 April 2024

Neoclassicism

7 Things You Should Know About Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, born in Venice in 1720 but later adopted by Rome, emerged as a preeminent illustrator of archaeological antiquities...

Celia Leiva Otto 18 April 2024

WTF Art History

Forbidden Art – 10 Scandalous Cases of Censorship in Art

Art history is painted with shades of prohibition—works banned, artists silenced, and masterpieces under attack. From centuries past to the cutting...

Celia Leiva Otto 12 April 2024

Thomas Cole, The Course of Empire, Destruction, 1836, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA. Wikimedia Commons (public domain). Ancient Rome

Painting the Fall of the Roman Empire

After many centuries, we are still wondering why the Roman Empire disappeared. Many theories try to explain it: wars, ideological problems, a chaotic...

Celia Leiva Otto 15 March 2024

Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso Artist Stories

Miró and Picasso: A Transcendent Artistic Friendship

In the vibrant tapestry of art history, few relationships resonate as profoundly as that of Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso. These two titans of...

Celia Leiva Otto 13 February 2024

Women Artists

Eva Fàbregas: Sculpting Boundaries and Sensations

Few artists engage with sculpture as intimately as Eva Fàbregas. Her creations not only challenge the conventional notions of the medium, but also...

Celia Leiva Otto 4 January 2024

Art History 101

How to Read Piet Mondrian

We can all recognize Mondrian’s work in a second. Our eyes navigate through the lines jumping from color to color. His artistic career...

Celia Leiva Otto 13 September 2023

Architecture

LEGO Architecture: Build Your Very Own Modernist House

Lego gives us the opportunity to create our own world. We’ve all played as kids creating the most amazing places from our imagination or even...

Celia Leiva Otto 7 July 2020