Last year at this time, I was preparing to take a trip to Andalusia, Spain. When suddenly I came across a blog talking about the spiritual importance of water in the Islamic architecture of the Alhambra. In the same blog
Defying the pervasive monotony of the modern, Japan's arts and crafts work asserts a persistent attachment to the elements and to the Earth.
Cai Guo-Qiang is internationally acclaimed as an artist whose creative transgressions and cultural provocations have literally exploded the accepted parameters of art making in our time.
In all cultures of the near east, the pomegranate has always been seen as a symbol pf fertility, fecundity,and thus prosperity. In the Kabbalah, (Jewish Mysticism) the pictorial motif of the tree of life and its repetiti
Loreta consists of a large pilgrimage area containing beautiful chapels and chambers, It is also the most well kept site in all of Prague for security, pictures, visitors and so on.
Strahov Monastery is of great importance in the history of the Czech Republic. In 1989 its archives housed over 6 million items. The Strahov library contains over 900 thousand volumes and 300 thousand works of expressive
Since Batik has been gaining more exposure followed by ethnic tribal trend safari chic look, several designers are using Ikat print in their 2008 Spring Summer collection.
Body adornment is a universal art, practiced by Berber women covered with amulets and pendants, Indians sheathed in their bridal saris, Africans with highly codified headdresses, Geishas disappearing under their ghostly
This weekend Asia Pacific show downtown at the Gramecy Armory opens its doors to the public. With my hands busy with business cards, magazines, my camera and several thick catalogues I hardly can do anything properly.
Yesterday, at Christie's held the first ever auction in the US devoted to Chinese textiles, I have never seen so many Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Indian elegantly dressed men and women walking around such selective amo
Mucha exercised his greatest influence through his Encyclopaedia for Craftsmen (1902) a catalogue of Art Nouveau decorative elements , forms and designs whose precise drawings and sketches in small shelves are absolutely
The St. Agnes convent was built in the 13th century by Agnes, sister of King Wenceslas, and now houses a magnificent collection highlighting Bohemian and Central European Medieval art from 1200 to 1550.
The romantic river's edge terraces of Nils Jebens' chic Kampa Park with unrivaled views of the Charles bridge while sampling the appropriately fishy menu, oysters and Iranian Caviar. The delicious dining together with Ch