“In a faraway place, surrounded by sand dunes, lies a great house of treasures, a museum only recently discovered, for all to explore in the land of BASMOCA…” Most art galleries require a physical presence to witness their collections. Beholding a work of art in its location is a pivotal experience. Yet as the art […]
A photograph tells many tales. Our first impressions of an image or another person influence the stories which are told. So powerful is our perception that it has the potential to condition history, culture, and individual emotion. Australian TV news anchor for Dubai One Hermoine Macura captures the tales of people in the Middle East […]
At first glance Roger Ballen’s photographs appear to be bleak portrayals of disheveled and menacing surroundings. His black and white photographs are filled with lost and battered toys, graffiti, tangled wires, old furniture, and individuals dressed in worn clothing seemingly at home amidst the other displaced objects. Part of Ballen’s most recent body of work […]
“The first thing we have of a person is the impression from the outside,” said F.C. Gundlach, one of the twentieth century’s most notable fashion photographers. So powerful is the element of human perception that it contributes largely to decisions we make every day and to the unfolding of stories which gradually, over time, influence […]
Currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York is “Matisse: Radical Invention” an exhibition which reveals the extraordinary experimental qualities of Matisse’s oeuvre during the years of 1913 when he returned from Morocco and 1917 before he left for Nice. It was during this time period that Matisse produced some of the most powerful […]
Currently showing at the Gagosian Gallery on Britannia Street is an exhibition featuring Pablo Picasso’s work during the post-war years when he spent much time in the South of France. The exhibition is a rare view into the artist’s domestic life, his joys of fatherhood, and women and children.
Luxury and art merge once again in a recent collaboration between Jeff Koons and BMW. The artist recently paired up with BMW for the 17th BMW Art Car held at the Centre Pompidou in Paris on June 1st. Like his predecessors, artists Calder, Stella, Lichtenstein, and Warhol who also designed BMW art cars, Jeff Koons […]
At this year’s Art Dubai Van Cleef and Arpels celebrated its one hundred years of existence with an exclusive exhibition dedicated to the Poetry of Time. Upon entering the exhibition the visitor embarked on an enchanted and magical promenade; watches were elegantly displayed side by side as if they were paintings each telling a particular […]
“I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.” And so the artist did paint capturing his dreams, thoughts, hopes, and melancholies onto the canvas. But what many are not aware of is that behind the beauty of Van Gogh’s landscapes, portraits and still-lives, the artist deeply examined the emotional and intellectual context of […]
This season, Pringle of Scotland, a brand known for its luxuriously understated knitwear and twinsets, will intrigue and marvel London Fashion Week attendees with its collaboration with artists from London’s Serpentine Gallery.