Architecture

The Art of Mihrab – Little Masterpieces of Islamic Art

What is a mihrab (miḥrāb)? It’s a typically semi-circular niche in a mosque. It’s usually inserted in the center of a Quibla wall, the...

Magda Michalska 22 July 2021

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

Women Artists

Delve Into the Intricate Light Worlds of Anila Quayyum Agha

Anila Quayyum Agha is a Pakistani and American artist whose light installations are inspired by Islamic architectural forms. She received her...

Luciana Craciun 20 July 2021

Everything You Should Know About Islamic Art

Bright colorful mosaics, stunning arches, amazing constructions in the middle of the desert, beautifully ornate calligraphy, incredible rock crystal...

Irina Diana Calu 19 July 2021

Art Travels

No Summer Plans Yet? Visit Astonishing Halls of Maps and Globes

Cartography is the production of geographical maps and globes. It has evolved both as a science and as an art. This is why powerful people love...

Camilla de Laurentis 23 June 2021

Architecture

The Masterpiece of the Week: Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright

There are many iconic buildings, and it feels like more and more are being called that by the hour. But the list is a lot shorter if we only consider...

Joanna Kaszubowska 13 June 2021

Art Travels

A Texas Must See for Modern Art Fans: Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel is a non-denominational chapel in Houston, Texas, founded by John and Dominique de Menil. It is definitely among the major works of...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 June 2021

The Influence of the Ford River Rouge Complex: Charles Sheeler and Michael Kenna

How is it possible that a 1000 acre industrial site in Dearborn, Michigan, with ninety three buildings that include blast furnaces, mills, a glass...

Wendy Gray 11 June 2021

Design

The Prismatic Glass Tiles of Frank Lloyd Wright

Early in his career, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright – the famous pioneer of the Prairie School style at the turn of the 20th century...

Anthony de Feo 10 June 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

Bizarre

The Most Bizarre Building in Scotland: Pineapple House

You likely would not connect pineapples and architecture, right? Wrong! There exists a real artistic folly, and not in Las Vegas where such a...

Magda Michalska 8 June 2021

Architecture

Flash Gordon of Architecture – Helmut Jahn and Postmodernism

Helmut Jahn died in a bicycle accident on 8 May 2021, he was 81. You might have seen his obituaries in the newspapers and, if you missed them, this...

Joanna Kaszubowska 7 June 2021