Stories By Errika Gerakiti
Madame Grès, The Sphinx of FashionJuly 26, 2021
During the 1930s, fashion was heavily influenced by ancient Greece. In the previous decades, there was an appreciation through patterns such as the meander and the Greek key. But during the 1930s, the couturiers returned to...
Alexander Iolas, The Greek Patron of the ArtsJuly 14, 2021
Alexander Iolas was a very important gallerist and art collector of the second half of the 20th century. He was born in 1907 in Alexandria of Egypt as Konstantinos Koutsoudis, to a wealthy family of cotton...
Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? 50 Years LaterJuly 10, 2021
The well-known essay Why have there been no great women artists by Linda Nochlin was originally published in ARTnews in January 1971. It is an essay on proto-feminist art theory. Nochlin wrote it during the onset...
10 Great Women Sculptors You Should KnowJune 12, 2021
Sculpture is a very impressive form of art, dating back to ancient times. Just like traditional painting, art history has acknowledged only male sculptors. However, that doesn’t mean that women haven’t made powerful statements through sculpture....
Barnett Newman, A Pillar of Abstract ExpressionismApril 28, 2021
When one thinks of Abstract Expressionism, the name of Barnett Newman pops up immediately. That is only fair since he is a pillar of the movement and his contribution to contemporary art is huge. Newman was...
Abstract Expressionism 101: Everything You Need To KnowApril 27, 2021
Abstract Expressionism is an art movement that emerged in the USA in the 1940s and 1950s. Some of its most prominent artists are Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and Barnett Newman. Even though it...
Art Activist Barbie, When Playful Protests Indicate Gender Inequality in ArtApril 8, 2021
Art Activist Barbie has been showing up in museums and galleries for over three years, criticizing the male-dominated art world. Holding a lollipop stick, Art Activist Barbie uses small signs to ask big questions in fabulous...
Celebrating Beauty and Horror: The Sculptures of Javier PérezMarch 24, 2021
Javier Pérez is a postwar contemporary multimedia artist. He does performance art, photography, and sculpture. His ideas move in a circular motive, reflecting on mortality, light, and darkness, metamorphosis, stability and fragility. Specifically, his sculptures are...
The Best Street Art in Athens, GreeceMarch 10, 2021
Athens is a strange city. On the one hand, you can see the monuments and relics of Ancient Greece that stand haughtily and imposingly. On the other hand, you have the rest of the city, which...
The Beautiful Parisian Scenes of Jean BéraudFebruary 28, 2021
In the first quarter of the 20th century, Paris was the center of artistic and intellectual activity. Artists, actors, dancers, poets, writers, philosophers from around the world went to Paris to discover the magic of the...
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