Built between 1883 and 1885 as a summer garden home for the Vicens family in the village of Gràcia in Barcelona, Spain, “Casa Vicens” is the first remarkable project of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (1852 – 1926) and one of the first buildings to pave the way for the Art Nouveau (Modernisme) movement in Catalonia and Europe.
“The Favourite,” a strangely touching and outrageous period dramedy filmed at Hertfordshire, England, starring Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, and Rachel Weisz, is the latest project of Greek artist Yorgos Lanthimos that will serve as the opening night film during the New York Film Festival (NYFF) on September 28, 2018.
Surviving twenty-first century beauty-spots in the English countryside don’t have to be hidden away, or difficult to reach, to be genuinely appealing and intriguing. There are surprising gems to be enjoyed not far off the beaten track… The Staffordshire Moorlands is just such a jewel; a prime example of a rolling English rural landscape, bursting with charm and history, yet minutes from the city of Stoke and a major highway.
From Victorian style buildings and cobblestone paths to higher education and cutting-edge innovation centers, this slice of New England is a United States’ knockout gem. To make the most of your trip to Boston, Massachusetts, we’ve pulled together a few suggestions so you can be sure to see everything you want into a long weekend or short trip.
Earl Moran, Peter Driben, and Billy DeVorss are some of the 20th-century’s highly regarded illustrators, credited with defining feminine beauty in America from 1942 to 1955, providing exceptional works of Pin-up art for the colorful covers of Robert Harrison’s girlie magazines.
For her latest series, titled “Muses,” Hawaiian-born visual artist Christy Lee Rogers created large-scale radiant images of ethereal figures, wrapped in colorful fabrics, submerged in illuminated water and photographed at night, aiming to expose “the vulnerabilities and beauty of the human body in an underwater setting.”
The “Mothership Space Net Penthouse” is an impressive, intricate, and sheerly wacky installation hovering at 400 feet above the Utah desert in Moab, USA. Hand-knitted from 14,000 feet of colorful cordage, the spider web-like art-piece was installed over a three-day period during the Thanksgiving week of 2014 by the “Moab Monkeys.”
New Jersey poet Neil Ellman has published over 1,200 poems – many of which are ekphrastic and based on works of modern and contemporary art. He has interpreted diverse works from Kandinsky and Matta to Banksy and Basquiat.
Pottery and ceramics are enjoying a revival in England. It’s early days, and it’s patchy, but there are some gloriously green shoots of renewal, investment, and public support. A visit to the Staffordshire Potteries opens up the history of this important industry and demonstrates why it thoroughly deserves a resurgence. And this year is the ideal time to visit, as they are marking 40 years since the last giant bottle oven was fired…
Hugging the corner of Goethe and Dearborn streets in Chicago’s mainly residential Gold Coast Historic District, “3 Arts Club Café” is a stunningly beautiful oasis inside an over a century old establishment.