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Immersive Van Gogh: A Captivating Experience That Truly Honors the Artist
“Also, because we have projections from the top down onto the floor and on all the surfaces, it is a full, immersive experience. You can literally stand on the surface of the painting and watch it form around you.” — creative director of Immersive Van Gogh David Korins to Parade.com
Ukrainian Artist's Dystopian and Surrealist Art
Authoritarians attack art that does not conform. It is about restraining intellectualism and creativity - two traits of human nature that challenge and pose a threat to power structures. It is about making sure that propaganda reigns, and dissent, if any, is silenced.
5 Surrealist Paintings to Spark Your Creativity
French avant-garde poet Guillaume Apollinaire coined the word "surrealist" (beyond reality) in 1917. But it was André Breton, who defined surrealism in his surrealist manifesto
5 Paintings by a Ukrainian Russian Painter to Keep You Captivated
"…you will see for yourself how our Russian reality, which no one has yet depicted, will begin to sparkle before your eyes. How its poetic truth will draw you in, to the very marrow of your bones, how you'll start trying to grasp it and with all the passion of love transfer it onto canvas."
The Feisty, Sassy, and Gutsy Women of Otto Dix
For me, Otto Dix would be one of the top 10 painters in the world. One of the most savage satirists. • From being a soldier in World War I to portraying brutal realities of war and violence on canvas.
Can Art Ever Be 'Pure'?
Here is my pain Look how pretty it is! Love me Understand me Feel sorry for me Here are some words Obscured by pretension
Western Institutions Isolate Russia's Artists Amid Invasion of Ukraine
Even at the height of the Cold War, Russian artists performed regularly on Western theatres. But with the war in Ukraine, Europe closed its doors to brilliant Russian names and teams in various artistic fields, which raises fears among some of a cultural "iron curtain".
Zdzisław Beksiński Have you ever heard of him? Even if you have, you're in for a visual treat. I have an ever-growing list of things to write about, and when Zdzisław Beksiński came up, I gave myself time to really consider my approach.
How Goya Abandoned Superstition Through His Art
"Imagination abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters; united with her, she is the mother of the arts and source of their wonders." - Francisco Goya
The Hidden Symbolism in Picasso's Guernic
Pablo Picasso's Guernica is one of the most monumental paintings in the history of modern art. This painting was an artistic translation of the aerial bombing that happened in the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War on 26th April 1937 leading to the mass killing of thousands of innocent civilians. Francisco Franco collaborated with Nazi Germany and Italy to carry out this operation and captured Northern Spain.
Faelan took a deep breath and slowly exhaled, trying to gather the nerve to knock on the door to Carina’s guest room. The princess had finally calmed down enough to allow him to help her, thanks to Klara. Though she was willing to trust him, she still refused to leave the spare room in his house, making it even more difficult for the young wolf not to think about her.
They walked past his house to a smaller building just behind it. Unlike the other buildings, this one was secured with a padlock. Klara wondered what exactly he had that was so valuable that he didn’t trust just anyone to browse his collection. Entering, Klara realized exactly why. The building was immaculately designed with larger windows for more natural lighting and a high ceiling to prevent large build up of moisture. Unlike other buildings in the village, this one was fitted with large wooden beams which doubled as supports for the walled bookshelves. Klara whistled in praise.