Kacper Grass

Student of language, literature, and politics. Travels, sails, and tends to appear at festivals. Discovered a passion for art and writing along the way. Currently resides south of the Pyrenees under the Iberian sun. Prefers pilsners to porters. Fascinated by Beckett, relaxed by Ravel, and firmly convinced that the Sex Pistols (damn the Ramones!) started punk rock.

Articles by Kacper

Women Artists

Marxist, Nationalist, Feminist: The Art and Politics of Frida Kahlo

Marxist, Nationalist, Feminist – these are words that describe not only the political convictions but also the artwork of Frida Kahlo. Although...

Kacper Grass 21 January 2022

Art Travels

A Journey to Andalusia: The Moorish Stronghold of Granada

The fall of Moorish Granada to the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492 marked the end of the Reconquista and the ultimate collapse of...

Kacper Grass 20 July 2021

Art Travels

Antoni Gaudí and Barcelona: The World Heritage Route

Antoni Gaudí is Catalonia’s most renowned architect and interior designer. For most of his life Gaudí was bound to the Catalan capital city,...

Kacper Grass 9 June 2021

South American Art

The Art of Antonio Berni: Through Many Styles, One Timeless Message

A Young Artist and the Birth of Nuevo Realismo While Che Guevara may have been the most famous revolutionary to be born in Rosario, Argentina, the...

Kacper Grass 6 April 2020

Art of the Spanish Civil War: Political Propaganda and the Modernist Avant-Garde

April 1, 1939 marked not only the end of the Spanish Civil War but also the fall of the Second Spanish Republic. The victory of General Francisco...

Kacper Grass 1 April 2019

Art Travels

A Journey to Al-Andalus: Part II, The Cultural Crossroads of Seville

Seville, a Cultural Crossroads Today, Seville's golden age may have passed, but that is not to say it is without its treasures. Now the capital of...

Kacper Grass 10 September 2018

South American Art

Fernando Botero’s Guide to Colombian History and Culture

The Most Colombian of Colombian Artists New York City. Barcelona, Bilbao, and Madrid. Paris, France. Goslar and Bamberg, Germany. Vaduz,...

Kacper Grass 30 May 2018

South American Art

Life And The Human Condition Through The Eyes Of Oswaldo Guayasamín

Early Life and Works Oswaldo Guayasamín was born into a humble family in Quito, Ecuador on July 6, 1919, as the oldest of 10 siblings. His father...

Kacper Grass 9 May 2018

South American Art

Two Worlds Collide: Pop Art and the Cuban Revolution

Pop Art Comes to Cuba Raúl Martínez was born in the central Cuban city of Ciego de Ávila in 1927. Before the Revolution, he had the opportunity...

Kacper Grass 10 April 2018