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Yves Klein Performance

Watch Yves Klein’s Performance Act

Published on April 30th, 2017 | by Zuzanna Stanska

This week we have already mentioned this French artist in an article 10 Masterpieces By Yves Klein You Should Know. This time we want to share a rare footage of Yves Klein performance – Anthropométries. Klein used naked women as ‘human paintbrushes’... Read More


Bible

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Why Is She So Hairy? Iconography of Mary Magdalene

Published on April 29th, 2017 | by Magda Michalska

I had always asked myself this question when I came across the Gothic or early Renaissance representations of Mary Magdalene such as this: WHY IS SHE SO HAIRY? We should start the story from the beginning:... Read More


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The Holy Story: The Driving Force of Renaissance Art

Published on April 27th, 2017 | by Wendy Gray

The sudden expansion in trade, banking and the textile industry in the late 1200s  brought an influx of labouring classes to the cities of Renaissance Italy. The Roman church, whose depictions of God were designed to... Read More


Architecture

Casa Vicens, the new Gaudi Museum, Barcelona. Source: https://casavicens.org

New Gaudí Museum Opens In Barcelona

Published on April 26th, 2017 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Antoni Gaudí, the famous Spanish Catalan architect working in Barcelona, best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism who designed the great Sagrada Família is finally getting his own museum in the newly renovated Casa Vicens. The building was... Read More


History

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Six Wives Of Henry VIII In Portraits

Published on April 25th, 2017 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Henry VIII was King of England who is best known for having six wives and, in particular, killing some of them. He was also famous of doing everything to get what he wanted. His huge wish to... Read More


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