Surrealism

Art History 101

Heirs to Dada: Surrealism, Fluxus and Pop Art

Dada was certainly the most virulent European avant-garde movement. Its members attacked not only artistic creation, but society as a whole.

Amélie Pascutto 16 January 2022

Artist Stories

The Dystopian Surrealism of Zdzislaw Beksinski

There are many fans of gruesome and gore art who are attracted to the dystopian surrealism of Zdzisław Beksiński. After all, he created such a...

Errika Gerakiti 16 January 2022

Artist Stories

Max Ernst and Birds: A Relationship Explained through Paintings

Max Ernst (1891–1976) was a prolific German avant-garde artist. He was a pioneer in the early 20th century movements of Dada and Surrealism and...

Anastasia Tsaleza 5 January 2022

Dadaism

Max Ernst’s Collaged Memories

In 1919, Max Ernst worked together with Hans Arp in Cologne where they founded a branch of the Dadaist Movement: Surrealism. It became a new niche...

Magda Michalska 15 December 2021

Fashion

The Forgotten Couturier Elsa Schiaparelli: Surrealism, Art and Revolutionary Fashion

Italian female fashion designer and couturier, the greatest rival of Coco Chanel, and a friend of Surrealists like Salvador Dalì and Man Ray, Elsa...

Caroline Galambosova 11 December 2021

Erotica

Scandalous World of Hans Bellmer: Dolls, Ropes, and Erotic Photography

“I am human, and I think nothing human is alien to me”, said Terence, Roman playwright sometime in the 2nd century BCE. I think that art...

Magda Michalska 18 August 2021

Women Artists

Violet Oakley: A Grand Vision by a Female Muralist

1906, Philadelphia, USA, a historic moment in art was unfolding in the Pennsylvania Capitol Building. A series of murals depicting The Founding of...

Wendy Gray 4 March 2021

Women Artists

The Scenographic World of Elena Antonopoulou

Elena Antonopoulou is a young artist from Greece. She has studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts. Also, she has participated in several artistic...

Errika Gerakiti 13 January 2021

Women Artists

The Art of Mia Makila: 13 Important Questions

Viewing the art of Mia Makila is like walking into a labyrinthine psyche masquerading as a shop. You open the door, the bell rings, and you realise...

Sarah Mills 30 October 2020

Fashion

A Fierce Romance of Art and Fashion: The Friendship of Salvador Dali and Coco Chanel

When Dali moved to Paris in 1926, Chanel was already a famous fashion designer. Dali had already worked in the fashion industry, as he had...

Errika Gerakiti 18 September 2020

Fashion

Dior AW 2020-21: Deconstructing Art References

Maria Grazia Chiuri is famous for creating spectacular collections and phantasmagorical shows. Each show is unique, not just for the beautiful...

Errika Gerakiti 15 September 2020

Art History 101

Everything You Need to Know About Primitivism

Primitivism was a facet of Modern art inspired by the works of untrained artists in non-industrialized societies, namely tribal Africa and Oceania.

Alexandra Kiely 10 June 2020