Madame Grès, The Sphinx of FashionJuly 26, 2021
During the 1930s, fashion was heavily influenced by ancient Greece. In the previous decades, there was an appreciation through patterns such as the meander and the Greek key. But during the 1930s, the couturiers returned to the long...
Barbara Hepworth: Sculptor of Archaic WondersJuly 24, 2021
Barbara Hepworth’s 1973 bronze-cast sculpture Conversation with Magic Stones is mythic, mysterious, and interactive. Barbara Hepworth, born in 1903, was an English artist, famous for her modernist sculpture. Conversation with Magic Stones Made up of six parts, Conversation...
One Artist and One Motif: Julije Knifer and His MeanderJuly 24, 2021
When we think of a meander we usually think of a winding riverbed of Meander River in Asia Minor or an ancient decoration of broken lines that is repeated in an uninterrupted sequence. But, for one man meander...
Diego Rivera’s Life in Self-PortraitsJuly 19, 2021
Diego Rivera is mostly famous for his controversial mural for the Rockefeller family and for being the husband of Frida Kahlo. Yet in his lifetime, he was the more famous one in their marriage, and definitely the more...
Alexander Iolas, The Greek Patron of the ArtsJuly 14, 2021
Alexander Iolas was a very important gallerist and art collector of the second half of the 20th century. He was born in 1907 in Alexandria of Egypt as Konstantinos Koutsoudis, to a wealthy family of cotton merchants. He...
Great Yellow Sun: Alexander Calder in Tel Aviv Museum of ArtJuly 11, 2021
If you happen to spend your vacation in sunny Israel and are a fan of modern art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a gem you can’t miss. The main exhibition this summer is Great Yellow Sun, dedicated...
Georgia O’Keeffe in Hawaii – Her 1939 Voyage for Pineapples and Artistic FreedomJuly 8, 2021
Georgia O’Keeffe traveled to Hawaii for three months in 1939, leaving on January 30 and returning in April. She was not on vacation, even though she may as well have been. She had been commissioned by the Dole...
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