arts

High Culture and Desirable Living: Art in Mayfair, London

High Culture and Desirable Living: Art in Mayfair, London

Since the 18th century, Mayfair in London has been associated with a revered aesthetical appeal thanks to the area’s popularity with people from the higher echelons of society, who have invested in the architecture and design of their prime property. In fact, when Grosvenor Square was built in 1721, titled buyers bought 177 of the 277 houses. As Rev. Sydney Smith, the canon of St Paul’s Cathedral in the mid-19th century, said: “The area contains more intelligence and human ability – to say nothing of wealth and beauty – than the world has ever collected in one space before.” So, it may come as no surprise that Mayfair is now a melting pot of exquisite art galleries and auction houses, housed in a range of architecturally fascinating buildings, from townhouses to modern designs. As well as being home to well-known names, such as Sotheby’s and The Wallace Collection, the area also hosts many…

Art in Switzerland: the most expected art exhibitions to come.

Art in Switzerland: the most expected art exhibitions to come.

Switzerland has an amazing network of cultural places and museums. It is probably one of the most rich countries in terms of art diversity. You can see exhibitions in Switzerland that probably you might not be able to see them elsewhere. Why is that? Probably the perfect blend between financial means (making things happening), culture expertise (to know what to do) and a strong aim to maintain a strong cultural activity. Here is our Swiss Blog post of the month about the most expected art exhibitions in Switzerland for this new season. Kunsthaus Zürich in 2016: Alberto Giacometti, Beyond bronze. From 28 October 2016 – 15 January 2017. Fifty years on from the death of Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966), the major temporary exhibition ‘Alberto Giacometti – Beyond Bronze. Masterworks in Plaster and Other Materials’ illuminates the fundamental aspects of this world-famous Swiss artist’s oeuvre and technique. It is a different Giacometti that you will…

What if an Apple store would go crazy? The result would be astonishing! – by Fueled New York.

What if an Apple store would go crazy? The result would be astonishing! – by Fueled New York.

With 453 stores in 16 different countries, Apple has successfully developed it’s retail strategy. An Apple store is not a normal store. It is a temple for the cutting edge of technology at its best. Temples for the Apple religion. In order to bring an interesting angle on today’s technology environment, the multi-rewarded agency Fueled decided to bring its vision of all of this. They created a mock Apple Store in partnership with artist Evan Desmond Yee.

4 trends for 2015 in which Millennials are already on

4 trends for 2015 in which Millennials are already on

The 14 to 34 years old have developed a great capability of self-expression. While marketers tend to place them under the same umbrella, Generation Y is probably the one since the last 3 generations with a strong will of differentiation. They also tend to believe that one should accept how and who you are rather than following any kind of reference. At the same time, we understand that the 4 big institutions of modern society have simply lost its identity builder factor: Family, State, Military and Religion. Without references given by society, the young generations need to create their own and choose to build their identities by themselves. Here are 5 main trends for 2015 that will blow your mind, unless you are under 35 years old. Zombie Walks and how to get a bite With the huge success of the TV series “The Walking Dead”, being a Zombie is probably…

The landscape in painting, an art genre.

The landscape in painting, an art genre.

For centuries, landscapes were considered as a minor genre in western art. Portrait was something more noble, or “nature-morte” as well. There was always something more important to pay attention to than Landscape. Yet, in history certain nations like Ancient China or Rome as well as Russia in the 19th century, have developed an extraordinary know how in painting landscapes. It all started with a wise man on top of a mountain Landscape art is the depiction in art of landscapes, natural scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, and forests, and especially art where the main subject is a wide view, with its elements arranged into a coherent composition (source: wikipedia). If we had to wait until the 19th century romantism to see landscape art burst in Europe, in China it was already a major art in the year 600. Like this Sui Dynasty Chinese landscape painting by Zhan…

Montblanc Patron of Art 2013, Ludovico di Sforza

Montblanc Patron of Art 2013, Ludovico di Sforza

In Arts, the artist is of course the key person but history has shown that Patrons played a key role too in protecting and sponsoring the ones to accomplish magnificence. Every year Montblanc reveals a new edition called Patron of Art. It is supposed to highlight and honor those who allowed artists from all eras, to fulfill their work. In 2013 Montblanc honors Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. He was one of the most prominent patrons of Italian Renaissance and protector of the great Leonardo Da Vinci. Milan was one of the powerful cities during the 15th century. Together with Venice, Firenze and Savoie, Milan shined during a big part of the Italian Renaissance. The Duc of Milan, Ludovico Sforza, decided that Milan should be the brightest star among stars and for that he invited several Artists, scientists and other enlightened people to come and live in Milan. Leonardo Da…

The International Art Prize Arte Laguna 2013 – Venice

The International Art Prize Arte Laguna 2013 – Venice

The Italian Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), in collaboration with Arte Laguna, organizes the Seventh Edition of the International Art Prize “Arte Laguna”, aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art.   Fope Gioielli has confirmed its collaboration with the International Art Prize Arte Laguna also for this year. This important event will take place in Venice in March 2013 and will contemplate prizes in money, a collective exhibition in Venice Arsenale, a special exhibition at the Romanian Institute for Arts Culture and Research, a number of exhibitions in art galleries and an official catalogue. The total value of the Prize is 170,000 Euros. The Prize is open to all Artists, without any limit of age, sex, nationality or other qualifications. Each artist can participate with one or more artworks, in one or more sections. Painting Sculpture and installation Photographic art Video art and animation Performance Virtual Art This year again,…

Parvez Taj, the french collection!

Parvez Taj, the french collection!

Parvez Taj is launching a new event on Gilt. He is presenting his new artwork around a beautiful collection called the “French Collection”. From the Grand Roue de Paris to Val D’isere and Charmonix in the French Alps, Parisian locales and the city charm are the inspiration for Parvez Taj’s latest collection. Parvez uses Acrylic and water paints, photography, software and UV cured inks to create his signature style of wall art. in this collection the artist really brought his vision on this french feeling of different icons of the french culture like the parisian metro. All in a very arty way. See here an interesting film that shows the artist’s inspiration: There is an event starting Thursday 22nd March on GILT!!! So you can check it out here: http://www.gilt.com/home/sale/parvez-taj-230 If you want to check more about the artist, please connect to the official website: http://www.parveztaj.com Ready for a french touch?…

Cindy Sherman at the MoMA NY

Cindy Sherman at the MoMA NY

The MoMA in New York will present from February 26th to june 11th 2012 a new exhibition about American photographer Cindy Sherman. It will be a retrospective of 170 photographs from mid 70’s until today. We will be able to see the key series like the “untitled” but also the black and white pictures, her ornate history portraits and milkmaids in the manner of old master paintings. The exhibition will explore dominant themes throughout Sherman’s career, including artifice and fiction; cinema and performance; horror and the grotesque; myth, carnival, and fairy tale; and gender and class identity. Also included are Sherman’s recent photographic murals (2010), which will have their American premiere at MoMA. Here is a video with Ingrid Sischy, the Editor-in-chief of Interview magazine, about Cindy Sherman work: Cindy Sherman was born in 1954 in New Jersey USA. She is world known for her very conceptual portraits in which…

Stephanie Fonteyn, passion and color!

Stephanie Fonteyn, passion and color!

Stephanie Fonteyn is an English painter, living in Switzerland where she works. She grew in an artistic environment and start painting in 2002. She is a self-made Artist and Painter and we can see she has her own style. She is this week at the Comptoir Suisse, a popular fair in Lausanne – Switzerland. When I visited the Comptoir, I had the chance to discover Ms Fonteyn’s work. I like the spontaneous way she paints. I am not sure that Marylin and Ms Hepburn would be my choices, as they are very mainstream themes but “it is the Comptoir Suisse”. It needs to be a little more democratic.  Anyway, I discovered online other paintings from Stephanie fonteyn which I definitely really find more interesting. Color is an important point to the Artist as she uses it like an expression of emotions. Since 2002, she explored different themes that her translation…