The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale opened 20th Century Week at Christie’s New York with…
At Windsor Castle’s Drawings Gallery, The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch is a truly fascinating and rather lovely exhibition which presents a selection of official, commissioned and informal portraits from Her Majesty’s 60-year reign, including work by Cecil Beaton, Lucian Freud, Dorothy Wilding, Andy Warhol and Annie Leibovitz.
After ten exciting years, sketch continues to be at the forefront of the city’s dining scene. Unparalleled in London, it remains ever true to its integrity as a place that is constantly evolving. Known for its distinctive style and attention to detail, sketch has gained itself a worthy reputation as a venue that never rests on its laurels.
A handsome and tall man, with a green khaki cap receives us warmly. For a few minutes , impressed by the unexpected artistic oasis in the heart of a hutong, we are unable to sit. The beautiful South American woman, brings a tray with Jasmin tea and getting our hands warm we walk around the room among art pieces and contemporary design furniture in red and black lacquer finish.
Bidders defied grim market sentiment this month, with the majority of lots attracting enthusiastic bidding at Damien Hirst’s “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever” sale at Sotheby’s, London. The highly publicized sale, which took place over two days, realized $207,169,510 above the high estimate.
Giotto found the kindling, Fra Angelico, Brunelleschi and Donatello built the fire. Massaccio and Verrocchio struck the match, then Leonardo, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael threw gasoline — the result was the greatest blaze of art the world has ever seen.This city is literally one huge, glorious, easily walkable treasure chest. I have prepared all kinds of tips in case you decide to go. Have yourself your very own Renaissance…
They say every land holds a story in its heart. The story of Villa Mangiacane, a recent property of the Stein Hotels and Resorts, has waited five-hundred years to be told. After so many years. In case you are a Renaissance dreamer, a connoisseur of high art, a celebrator of life, a lover of simple pleasures, a passion seeker or an incurable romantic sit back, and read the tale.
When Vervoordt decided to buy the Kanaal, a complex of warehouses, grain silos and a large round building, on the banks of a nearby canal, he wanted a truly minimalist environment where he could exercise his vision of “limitless spatial purity.”
Established in the heart of the Sablon area in Brussels , Pierre Bergé life long partner of Yves Saint-Laurent & associés is focusing its new gallery on the world of contemporary design and American vintage. Luckily for me, the gallery is showcasing an impressive exhibition on American and Brazilian design .
Because of my gypsy nature I have always been fascinated by the desert. I have just met in Beer Sheva the artist and filmmaker Joseph Dadoune who over several cups of a warm mint tea presented to me a stunning project taking place in the Ofaquim desert involving a local comunity. ” You must be part of this Joelle ! ” He says.
Yes, it’s true.Daniele Pollitz appeared at my house one winter evening in New York as I was hosting a small tea comite for my dear friends from Casablanca. It’s about being confronted with someone who has a certain allure but not knowing exactly where it comes from;if it’s justified or just pure theatrical performance.
Defying the pervasive monotony of the modern, Japan’s arts and crafts work asserts a persistent attachment to the elements and to the Earth.
The shape, size, stretch and type of hair in the brush, the color and density of the ink, as well as the absorptive speed and surface texture of the paper are the main physical parameters influencing the final result. The calligrapher also influences the result by the quantity of ink/water he lets the brush take up, then by the pressure, inclination, and direction he gives to the brush, producing thinner or bolder strokes, and smooth or toothed borders. Eventually, the speed, acceleration and deceleration of the writer’s moves, turns, and crochets, and the stroke order give the “spirit” to the characters by influencing greatly their final shape.
It’s such a great feeling to come back from hectic Florence and have a nice walk around the peaceful garden here at the Villa. Throughout the centuries it has been the tradition for Italian nobility to be patrons to great artists. Villa Mangiacane stays true to this tradition, sponsoring on-site artists from Zimbabue and abroad, and numerous art exhibition openings.
David and Alice Van Buuren, art patrons and philanthropists, used funds from the fortune that David made in the financial services industry to build a magnificent Art Deco house and outfit it with exquisite gardens and valuable works of art. Check it out.
I met with the world leader in the field of design using paper. A true magician that reinterprets Poiret,Worth, Chanel, Dior, and Mariano Fortuny creating beautiful clothes wich reflect the world of fashion. Check Isabelle de Borchgrave interview at her impressive studio in Brussels.
Among the many interesting historical sites in Naples that I recommend visiting is the Archeological Museum. Here is a short list of my favorite collections with a special emphasis of the recently inaugurated “Gabinetto Segreto” (Secret Cabinet).Ancient Roman culture had no sense of a shameful nature for all sexuality, and viewed sexually explicit material very differently to most present-day cultures. And if you wish to take that special trip and go back in time…this is the right place to be in.