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  • César Baldaccini, Compression, 1988, private collection. Source: www.karlundfaber.de. César Baldaccini, Compression, 1988, private collection. Source: www.karlundfaber.de.

    César Baldaccini: Master of Compression

    By January 11, 2021

    César Baldaccini, better known simply as César, was a prominent French sculptor of the 1960s. He created large sculptures formed by compressing crushed automobiles, discarded metal, rubbish, domestic objects, or even jewelry. He also collaborated with Louis Vuitton...

  • Helmut Newton, Alice Springs, Hotel Volney, New York, 1982 Helmut Newton, Alice Springs, Hotel Volney, New York, 1982

    Best Photography Books – A Subjective List

    By January 10, 2021

    Like many of us, towards the end of 2020, I found myself mostly home-bound again and running out of ideas of what to do with myself. Being a bookworm I decided to explore the bookshelves of my family...

  • The Top 10 Strange and Bizarre Paintings

    By January 5, 2021

    For every picturesque painting, there is at least one strange and bizarre counterpart. We usually gloss over the oddities, because, well, they’re just weird. It’s almost like being the weird kid in middle school; you get put in...

  • Roman Opałka, "1965/1-∞", National Gallery of Australia (NGA), 1967-71. Source: National Gallery of Australia. Roman Opałka, "1965/1-∞", National Gallery of Australia (NGA), 1967-71. Source: National Gallery of Australia.

    How Roman Opałka Envisioned Infinity

    By January 5, 2021

    In 1965, the French-born, Polish painter Roman Opałka came to an important decision. While sitting at the Café Bristol in Warsaw waiting for his wife to arrive, an idea came into his mind, and he began to paint...

  • One with Nature: Nude Paintings in Natural Settings

    By January 4, 2021

    Depictions of the nude figurative form is a time-honored artistic tradition dating back to antiquity. Depending on the period in question, the symbolism of nudity in artwork varies in associations ranging from fertility or athleticism and of course,...

  • Five Takes on Carnival in Art

    By January 3, 2021

    Carnival is the festive season that comes before the Lean in Western Christian tradition. People come together during the carnival to celebrate before the season of austerity. It is also a reversal ritual, in which social roles are...

  • Painting of the Week: Saint George and the Dragon

    By January 3, 2021

    There is a skirmish between the hero and the villain. Fabrics whip about, horse hoofs trample, and a dying scream erupts as Saint George slaughters the Dragon. The Christian saint kills the horrible creature as an act of...

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