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.
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 his search for the Hobbits, illustrator John Howe explores the relationships between the world of Middle-earth and the major European legends. He travels to Cornwall, in the United Kingdom, in the footsteps of King Arthur an...> more
On being released from the hospital, Apollinaire discovers what life is like in Paris during the war. In Montparnasse, foreign artists - most of whom are Jewish, having fled the anti-Semitism of Eastern Europe - are dying of hu...> more