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  • David Wojnarowicz: Love and Rage in the Time of Cholera

    By December 4, 2019

    Sex, spirituality, love, and loss – for the artist, writer, and activist David Wojnarowicz these were the main subjects of art which he created from the 1970s to the early 1990s when he died of AIDS. Always hard-lined,...

  • Titian’s Metamorphoses

    By November 19, 2019

    In the 1550s and early 1560s Titian delivered a series of seven large canvases to King Phillip II of Spain. Each translated a small section of the Epic poem Metamorphoses, by Roman poet Ovid, into paint. Titian coined...

  • Alexander McQueen, F/W 2009 Collection, Source: aeworld. Alexander McQueen, F/W 2009 Collection, Source: aeworld.

    The Majestic Art of Alexander McQueen

    By November 14, 2019

    A Champagne Supernova, as Maureen Callahan calls him in her book, Alexander McQueen, was a pioneer of the 90s fashion. Along with Marc Jacobs, he was one of the most influential designers of the industry, remembered for his raw...

  • The Works of Yves Klein: Lover of Blue

    By October 22, 2019

    Yves Klein was born in late April of 1928 in Nice, France. His mother, Marie Raymond, was a renowned member of the Art Informel movement, which involved abstract styles and gesture painting. His father, Fred Klein, was known...

  • Filmmaking is like Painting – Andrzej Wajda as a Painter

    By October 17, 2019

    Ladies and Gentlemen, and now I will speak in Polish… – the famous words Polish director Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016) said while receiving an honorary Oscar in 2000 for a lifetime achievement crowned WAJDA, an exhibition revealing Wajda as...

  • Beatles and Biennales – the Life and Times of Robyn Denny

    By October 3, 2019

    In a grim and conservative post-war Britain, Robyn Denny burst onto the art scene like a Holi festival colour bomb. He arrived at art school in London in 1951 just as British art was looking away from its...

  • I Know What I Am. A Fascinating Graphic Novel about Artemisia Gentileschi

    By October 2, 2019

    The riveting life story of Baroque’s most famous woman painter – Artemisia Gentileschi. Told and shown by Gina Siciliano in her beautifully published graphic novel I Know What I Am. Allow me to start with a small disclosure:...

  • Joseph Beuys at BASTIAN Gallery

    By October 1, 2019

    Joseph Beuys (1921 – 1986), currently on display at BASTIAN gallery, was a controversial German artist, whose work regularly caused public debate. Ritual and unorthodox materials, in particular animal fat and felt, characterize his wide-ranging artistic practice. His...

  • Damien Hirst’s Butterflies- from Tea-trays to Mandalas

    By September 24, 2019

    Damien Hirst – a prominent Young British Artist (YBAs) and now a billionaire – creates sculptures, paintings and drawings. In all of these forms his work challenges the boundaries between art, science and religion. Mandalas is now open...

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