Tuesday, April 22, 2014

goya and the altamira family

                                                        francisco goya "boy in red"

a very interresting exhibition beginning today april 22th at the metropolitan museum of art about portraits of the altamira family made by goya.
read more here

Monday, April 22, 2013

ansel adams

"i hope that my work will encourage self expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us." ansel adams

today on earth day, let's remenber this incredible landscape photographer who died 22 april 1984.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

meret oppenheim

meret oppenheim was a surrealist artist. she was a member of the surrealist movement of the 1920s along with andré breton, luis bunuel, marcel duchamp, max ernst and other writers and visual artists. 

© man ray

for oppenheim's hundreth brithday, the vienna kunstforum is presenting the first posthumous in austria
retrospective ever devoted to this fascinating artistic personality.
 don't miss it from  21.03 to 14.07.2013

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

amelia earhart

amelia earhart  (july 24 1897- disappeared 1937) was the first woman to fly solo across the atlantic ocean. read more about her here.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

bio jewellery

© adilton luiz

© ligia camargo

© adilton luiz

© ligia camargo

i came across this amazing brasilian artist angelsea camargo who make jewellery with natural materials transforming them in small pieces of art!! i absolutely love her work!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

your film festival

always dreamed about making your own film?
you have until march 31st to submit a short , story-driven video.
learn more about here.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

roy lichtenstein

© Oscar White 

"pop art is an involvement with what i think to be the most brazen and threatening characteristics of
our culture, things we hate, but wich are also powerful in their impingement on us." roy lichtenstein

happy birthday!! on october 27 1923 roy lichtenstein was born in new york.
he was a founder and formost practitioner of pop art, a movement that countered the techniques and concepts of abstract expressionism with images and techniques taken from popular culture.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

the father of pop art

british artist richard hamilton, who was regarded by many as the father of pop art, has died aged 89.
the gagosian gallery, wich announced his death, said the art world has "lost one of its leading lights".
he was working on a major retrospective just days before he died.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

le surréallisme, c'est moi

© Philippe Halsman und/and Salvador Dalí, Dalí’s Mustache, 1953, Privatsammlung Wien/Private Collection, Vienna. © Magnum Photos / Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2011. Image Rights of Salvador Dalí reserved.

Glenn Brown, Song to the Siren, 2009, Sammlung des Künstlers/Collection the artist, London © Glenn Brown, Courtesy Gagosian Gallery 

Louise Bourgeois, Arch of Hysteria, 2004, Courtesy Cheim & Read and Hauser & Wirth © Louise Bourgeois Trust, VBK, Wien, 2011

Francesco Vezzoli, Surrealiz (Who’s afraid of Salvador Dalí?), 2008 © Francesco Vezzoli, VBK, Wien, 2011

Salvador Dalí, The Eye, 1945, Privatsammlung/Private Collection, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth © Salvador Dalí. Foundation Gala-Salvador Dalí / VBK, Wien, 2011 

you can see until october 23th "le surréallisme c'est moi" at the kunsthalle wien.
about seventy works by salvador dali are confronted with the internationally established positions of louise bourgeois, gleen brown, markus schinwald and francesco vezzoli.

Monday, September 5, 2011

picasso to koons: artist as jeweler

jeff koons, pendant rabbit necklace

pablo picasso "grand faune"
pablo picasso "grand faune"

from 20.09.11 to 8.01.12 the museum of arts and design presents some 240 masterpieces by more than 100 artist whose work is not traditionally associated with the medium.
read more about it here.

Monday, July 25, 2011

lucien freud

"i paint people not because of what they are like, not exactly in spite of what they are like,but how they happen to be"

lucien freud  (*8 dezember 1922 ; + 20 juli 2011)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

6 billion others

in 2003, after the earth seen from the sky, yann arthus-bertrand with sybille d'orgeval and baptiste rouget-luchaire, launched the project  "6 billion others".
5000 interviews were filmed in 75 countries by 6 directors who went in search of the others.

have a look at the teaser:

you can see the exhibition until 10th july 2011 at the masp in sao paolo-brazil,  until june 19th at
tour & taxis in brussels, and until 21th august 2011 at the san telmo museum in san sebastián.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

sculptor tobel

amazing german sculptor, you can find his work all around the world.
have a look at his homepage here.
tobel comment on his work:" i like to maintain the stone's strength by only working the inside, leaving the outside in its rough, natural state, it's a way to honor the hundreds of millions of years that the stone has aged. too much polishing destroys the nature of the granite; i like to reveal the stone's secrets."

Saturday, April 16, 2011

riana rocchetta

riana rocchetta make absolutely amazing jewelry, bijoux  hand made of raku fired ceramic, third fire gold on industrial gres clay.
they look gorgeous and very organic, see more here