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...
10 Most Beautiful Russian Art Nouveau BuildingsJuly 19, 2020
“Beauty is our religion” said Mikhail Vrubel, one of Russia’s most famous Art Nouveau artists. The style of the fin de siècle acts as beauty’s assistant to influence the improvement of the world. However, Russian Art Nouveau buildings...
Art Nouveau’s Unsung Female ArtistsJuly 18, 2020
Art Nouveau, the movement that flourished between 1890 and 1910, developed at the apex of Belle Époque, the period which encouraged modernity and artistic breakthroughs more than any other, as a reaction against the strict academicism in art...
Art Nouveau: 10 Most Beautiful Buildings in the WorldJuly 16, 2020
With so many options to choose from, it is hard to narrow down a list of the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings in the world. So here’s a small portion of what can be found. Defining Art Nouveau...
Klimt’s Unknown Portraits You Would Never Guess Were HisJuly 15, 2020
Some of Klimt’s portraits have already gained the status of ‘iconic’, for example his portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer soaked in gold. Yet, before Klimt became the head of the Secession movement in Vienna in 1897, he painted in...
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