Articles in the category of Trends & Inspiration

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Flower Power

Torn between figuration and abstraction, and famous for her huge and notoriously ambiguous flowers, Georgia O’Keeffe is a founding figure of modernism in 20th-century American painting. While her works keep beating records in the United States, the artist, who died in 1986 in New Mexico at the age of 98 years, has since been rediscovered in Europe, 'revisited' as an authentic face of America.

The Art World’s Best Kept Secret

Street art: where did it come from and where is it going? While an increasing number of art dealers can count themselves as millionaires of street art, the artists themselves continue to give their own cities art and public decoration without asking for anything in return.

Gustav Klimt: Artist of Emotion and Eroticism

Controversial for his time and yet undoubtedly a recognised genius, Gustav Klimt is today considered one of the most significant artists of the 20th century and a noteworthy figure of early modernism. Famous for grappling with subjects of the human psyche through his fleshy depictions of the female form, his work transcends planal reality and yet evokes a sense of raw humanity and emotion in its most vulnerable state.

The Angel of the House to the New Lady: Women's Fashion in the 19th Century

From the very earliest of civilisations, fashion has been one of the most significant components of a community’s culture, and a means of expressing endless messages. Whether one is using it to represent social status, wealth, class, vocation, or personal tastes, it can provide an insight into what values and traditions were held by the wearer and the society of the time. The 19th century especially was an era in which appearances were paramount and a woman’s wardrobe could tell the story of her world.

From Man to Genius: Michelangelo

Masterful painter, sculptor, architect, and poet, Michelangelo embodies the archetype of modern genius. A major figure of the Renaissance, he is the creator of iconic works of art such as The Statue of David, Pietà, and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Beyond hagiography remain the works, which enjoy the status of masterpieces among all art even today.

For the Love of Givenchy

The French couturier Hubert de Givenchy pioneered sophisticated yet effortless elegance as the father of the little black dress, debuted by his most famous muse Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Globes: All Around the World

Orb of the world, terrestrial sphere, celestial or zodiacal vision - for centuries, globes have been among the most symbolic objects in terms of science, power, and religion. Their longstanding presence on the art market testifies to the interest of collectors in these unique pieces of art with universal appeal.

Tony Cragg: Sculptor of Energy

A craftsman of plastic, glass, wood, and stone, Tony Cragg enriches the materials and reveals their beauty. Since the 2000s, his increased interest in the natural sciences has opened up his art to new formalities and pushed the boundaries of aesthetic language.

Alvar Aalto: a Finnish Hero

A modern design pioneer, Alvar Aalto is synonymous with Scandinavian Modern, the minimalist and functionalist aesthetic of Nordic countries in the mid 20th century.

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