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19th Century Parisian Advertising Posters on the 21st Century WallsFebruary 25, 2021
Parisian advertising posters have proven to be an essential element of the retro aesthetic. Reminiscent of the lifestyle of its time, this form of visual expression tells the tale of society and its evolution. Vintage Parisian...
Eli Rezkallah: I Created My Own Fantasy WorldFebruary 11, 2021
We all know the iconic lyrics for the James Brown song “It’s a Man’s Man’s World”. Since 1966 it reminds us that the world has always been of men, in the wake of an America in...
The Image of Discord: Pisanello’s Medal of John VIII PalaiologosJanuary 12, 2021
Antoni di Pisanello’s most famous medal conceals a story of schism, war, and the end of an era. A small piece with a huge history. The 15th-century artist Antonio di Pisanello is best-known for his detailed...
Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, MirandaJanuary 10, 2021
Miranda, from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest is the subject of a painting by John William Waterhouse. She has been detained on an island, together with her father, Prospero, for almost twelve years. This happened as a...
Art State of Mind
10 Facts about The Last Supper by Leonardo You Should KnowJanuary 6, 2021
The legendary 15th-century painter Leonardo da Vinci has an impressive legacy of artwork that leaves people astonished and awestruck even today. The maestro left behind a huge number of artworks and sculptures that played a pivotal role...
The Symbol of Sagittarius on the Tile Spandrels of Qaysariya Gate of IsfahanDecember 28, 2020
The Qaysariya bazaar is located in the north of Naqsh-Jahan square of Isfahan. It was founded by Shah Abbas in the Safavid period. On the tile spandrels of the gate of this bazaar we see the...
Andrea Fraser’s Museum Highlights: Artist as PerformerDecember 22, 2020
American-born Andrea Fraser is a leading performance artist of her generation (born 1965), best known for her work on institutional critique. She came to fame during the late 1980s and early 1990s, with her unique performances...
What Does the Return of Algeria’s Skulls Tell Us About France?December 10, 2020
On July 3rd, 2020, French president Emmanuel Macron made the decision to return twenty-four Algerian Skulls back to Algeria. The skulls were greeted by Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboun, who greeted the bodies with a proper military...
Andrés Marti: Every Experience Generates RootsNovember 23, 2020
According to Goethe, melancholy is a sense of sadness whose causes are unknown. Its symptoms are the only thing you are aware of, that’s why you end up intensely feeling the loss of something, but you...
Roll up, Roll up, for the Greatest Show on Earth! Jeanne Mount and Her Circus MosaicsOctober 18, 2020
Artist Jeanne Mount designed a series of spectacular circus mosaics in 1969 that are as fresh and vibrant today as when they were first displayed on the famous Blackpool Tower. Let’s take a look. Come back...
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