The interwar period is significant for its tumults of enthusiasm and illusion. Communism is a tempting alternative, and the desire for social, moral, artistic, and political revolution hangs in the air...
The China Academy of Art allowed architect Wang Shu (Pritzker Prize, 2012) to work in total freedom.
In joyous, early 20th century Montmartre, a band of penniless artists comprising Max Jacob, Picasso, Apollinaire, Derain and Vlaminck, among others, takes up residence in an old piano factory : le Bateau-Lavoir.
16th century Antwerp was rather like 1950s New York. What was once a city of craftsmen and fishermen at the entrance to the North Sea became a leading finance hub.
John Howe is one of the creators of the visual universe of the two trilogies “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”. In New Zealand, he reveals the places that inspired him and the decors that were cre...> more
Picasso responds to Matisse with Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. The canvas causes a scandal and ushers in the aesthetic of cubism.
The success of the “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies is closely related to the personalities of their heroes, the Hobbits, small fragile beings that are plunged into a vast fantastical w...> more
In the mid-17th century, Madrid experienced its Golden Age. The Royal Alcazar of Madrid, a legacy of the Muslim sovereignty that had dominated the region for a long time, became the residence of the royal family and the centre ...> more