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Frida Kahlo, The Broken Column

Published on October 22nd, 2017 | by Zuzanna Stanska

The Broken Column was painted shortly after Frida Kahlo had undergone another surgery on her spinal column. The operation left her bedridden and “enclosed” in a metallic corset, which helped to alleviate the intense, and constant... Read More


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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Philistines, 1982

Watch Basquiat Painting Live Downtown in 1981

Published on October 21st, 2017 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an Haitian American artist. He first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the... Read More


20th century

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Rothko Chapel – In Search For A Meaning

Published on October 20th, 2017 | by Zuzanna Stanska

The Rothko Chapel is a non-denominational chapel in Houston, Texas, founded by John and Dominique de Menil. We wouldn’t be interested in it if it wasn’t a major work of modern art – it is quite interesting... Read More


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Ludwig Hofmann, Zusammenbruch, (1918) New Walk Gallery, Leicester

El Greco: the Grandfather of Expressionism

Published on October 19th, 2017 | by Wendy Gray

The Guide to the Prado describes El Greco as a “philosopher, as an intellectual and as a sensitive and idiosyncratic artist.” It is these qualities, inherent in his individual style, that makes him the direct ancestor... Read More


Stuff

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If You’re Searching For A Path…

Published on October 18th, 2017 | by Magda Michalska

I have recently come across a tiny little poem by a Bulgarian poet, Blaga Dimitrova: Grass “I’m not afraid They’ll stamp me flat Grass stamped flat Soon becomes a path…” Sometimes it’s difficult to be yourself... Read More


History

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William Hogarth – Marriage à-la-mode

Published on October 17th, 2017 | by Pola Otterstein

The 18th century British painter William Hogarth created an insightful series of paintings about the arranged marriages of his times, entitled Marriage à-la-mode. William Hogarth – Marriage à-la-mode – takes us into the unholy world of... Read More


Surrealism

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Join Salvador Dali in Alice’s Wonderland

Published on October 16th, 2017 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Salvador Dalí was a man of many talents – the most famous of Surrealists, he created not only iconic paintings of 20th century but also Chupa Chups logo or an illustrated cookbook. He also created incredible illustrations... Read More


21st century

Yayoi Kusama_All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins_(1)_Courtesy YAYOI KUSAMA Inc., Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo Singapore and Victoria Miro, London (photography Thierry Bal) © Yayoi Kusama

Pumpkin Spiced Yayoi Kusama

Published on October 14th, 2017 | by Magda Michalska

Yayoi Kusama, the legendary Japanese artist born in 1929, began her career 65 years ago. Nevertheless, the world discovered her just a couple of years back. Now it’s trying to make up for lost time, organizing... Read More


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