TAKIS: the Greek Genius that Altered the Course of Post-war SculptureAugust 15, 2019
After Takis’ passing away on 9 August 2019, and with his largest exhibition yet in the UK at Tate, it is important to know about the great Greek artist who changed everything about the way we conceive the...
Windy Paintings for a Breath of Fresh AirAugust 14, 2019
It’s so hot in where I live at the moment, the air is stale and inert, everything seems to be suspended in time and space. I’m producing waterfalls of sweat, praying on my balcony for a tiny breeze...
Beautiful and Beach-Ready: Botero at HomeAugust 13, 2019
Botero’s works are probably among the most recognisable in art history. It is enough to look once at one of his plump, “voluminous” characters and objects to recognise in any other work the style of this Colombian figurative...
Painting of the Week: Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Madame Thadée Natanson at the TheaterAugust 11, 2019
Henri Toulouse Lautrec is famous for the portrayals of Paris nightlife: cabarets, theatres and brothels. He showed us the world of decadence and escape from the urban malaise where his friends, muses, patrons collided. In this sketch, he...
The Medieval Bestiary – Cute, Quirky, and Weird AnimalsAugust 7, 2019
Of all the medieval manuscripts, bestiaries are definitely the most fun. A medieval bestiary is a book about animals. It’s full of unusual information and charming illustrations about a variety of creatures. Bestiaries were based on an early...
Discover South American Art in the Museum of Solidarity “Salvador Allende” in ChileAugust 5, 2019
It’s a small and relatively unknown museum but it offers a great collection of modern and contemporary South American and international art. And just as interestingly, it has a fascinating history! It was founded for the benefit of...
Painting of the Week: David Hockney, A Bigger SplashAugust 4, 2019
David Hockney is one of Britain’s most well known and influential artists. His iconic style is instantly recognisable. As you hunch over your work, dreaming of a summer break, let’s take a look at his painting A Bigger...
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