The Divine Sarah: Sarah Bernhardt, The First Artist SuperstarMay 18, 2021
While we are all familiar with celebrity culture and can recognize all of the Kardashians by their silhouettes, the idea of ‘celebrity’ is not a new one. In the 19th century, a notorious French actress, who became known as...
Wiener Werkstätte: The Viennese Design Brand You’ve Always Dreamt OfMay 2, 2021
Heard of Bauhaus? Yes.Heard of De Stijl? Yes.Heard of Wiener Werkstätte? No. No?! That’s the problem: I hadn’t heard of Wiener Werkstätte either, even though they were the most fashionable and successful Viennese design brands ever. Why is that?...
Explore the Unknown World of Klimt’s LandscapesApril 14, 2021
When you think of Gustav Klimt, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you probably thought of his portraits and other people paintings. You might not realize that he also painted many...
Aubrey Beardsley: Sharp Blacks and Whites of the Victorian EraApril 2, 2021
Aubrey Beardsley was an extremely talented draughtsman of the Victorian era. As a young boy he suffered from tuberculosis yet decided to live his life to the fullest instead of staying in bed. Oscar Wilde himself helped to...
19th Century Parisian Advertising Posters on the 21st Century WallsFebruary 25, 2021
Parisian advertising posters have proven to be an essential element of the retro aesthetic. Reminiscent of the lifestyle of its time, this form of visual expression tells the tale of society and its evolution. Vintage Parisian posters are...
House with Chimaeras: Facts and Legends About an Unusual Art Nouveau Building in KyivDecember 7, 2020
House with Chimaeras (or Horodecki House) is one of the most extraordinary buildings in Ukraine in the Modernist era. Its construction is asymmetrical and concrete animals, birds, and fishes live there something which, despite its gloom, attracts many...
Gerda Wegener: Art Deco FeministAugust 28, 2020
Today Gerda Wegener is best known for her lesbian and feminist art. She was also married to a trans woman, the landscape artist Lili Elbe. Their marriage was later dramatized in David Habershoff’s 2000 book The Danish Girl...
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