Demystifying Cycladic FigurinesOctober 9, 2019
Cycladic figurines have a mythical aura. Their gleaming abstract forms speak of timeless beauty. But what actually are they? Why do they look like a Brancusi sculpture (or why do Brancusi sculptures look like them)? Once Upon a...
Beatles and Biennales – the Life and Times of Robyn DennyOctober 3, 2019
In a grim and conservative post-war Britain, Robyn Denny burst onto the art scene like a Holi festival colour bomb. He arrived at art school in London in 1951 just as British art was looking away from its...
I Know What I Am. A Fascinating Graphic Novel about Artemisia GentileschiOctober 2, 2019
The riveting life story of Baroque’s most famous woman painter – Artemisia Gentileschi. Told and shown by Gina Siciliano in her beautifully published graphic novel I Know What I Am. Allow me to start with a small disclosure:...
Frauhaus: Gunta Stölzl, Walter Gropius, and the Women of the BauhausSeptember 26, 2019
The women of the Bauhaus, attracted to the school by a lie, were marginalised by its male masters and forced into a single workshop. Under the leadership of Gunta Stölzl, they turned the weaving workshop into the financial...
Passing Time with Klee: Demonstrating Temporality in Visual ArtSeptember 19, 2019
Paul Klee was a “musical” painter, not least because he chose the violin and bow before brush and easel. Klee’s father was a music teacher and his mother a singer, which had a profound effect on his approach...
Tina Modotti. A Woman of Her TimeSeptember 18, 2019
Tina Modotti is a photographer whose path parallels the great moments of 20th-century history. Her way of making art is a testimony to the world around her and her eye on it. Emigration to the States Tina Modotti...
The Largest Mural on EarthSeptember 16, 2019
Early Fall, for students around the world, means one thing: back to school, back to writing papers, and exam preparations. For students of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), it means back to Ciudad Universitaria, the beautiful...
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