Right a week after the First World War ended as the bloodiest armed conflict in history, Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated to take the path of exile. So started the Weimar Republic in Germany, which unfortunately, despite its name, was not clear on where to base its ideology. Uncertainty plus uncertainty, Germany accepted the status of humiliated nation in the heart of Europe. But in the middle of that scenario some...

Discover the best 10 tips to include art in your interior, enhancing both the artwok & the design on your home.   1.       INVESTIGATE. It's time to discover what's in the market. Do not be afraid to go back to those art galleries of your city that you already know. But do not forget either that the internet can be your best ally! The growing number of online art galleries that sell original...

A guy cleaning and restoring a painting might not be one of the most exciting thing to be seen in Youtube. Although this affirmation could be supported by thousands or millions of people, something different occurs when you stop thinking of it, to take action. Everything started when a 32-year-old art restorer decided to upload a video of his restoration project to YouTube. Between an amalgam of tutorials, video diaries, gags...

For some time now, doctors have taken a step forward and started talking about how we set up cities. In 2020, almost the 90% of the inhabitants of the planet will live in urban centres. This fact will show us the importance of living in a great house. Even if we don’t mean great talking just about the size, we should all keep in mind the diverse negative effects caused...

The Miami-based art collector and real-estate developer Jorge M. Pérez has made a donation totalling about $1.5 million to the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid. The gift is divided into a donation of 50 works from Pérez’s personal collection, with an estimated valuation of $1 million, and a cash gift for the museum to make acquisitions for emerging contemporary artists: $200,000 for artists from Spain and $300,000 for artists from Latin...

It is been almost a month since a group of suspects reportedly used angle grinders to cut into a door displaying a Banksy artwork in Paris. The work memorialized the victims of the 2015 attack on the Bataclan venue, in which 90 people were killed. The white stencilled piece showed a girl with downcast eyes, on one of the emergency doors of the iconic Parisian venue. Assailants cut into the door to remove the...

The Metropolitan Museum exhibited an important acquisition added to its private collection last year: the coffin of Nedjemankh, a priest of Heryshef god from Heraklepolis. This piece was running as the centrepiece of a Met exhibition, just until this week, when the institution announced today that it will return it to the Egyptian government after discovering that it had been looted in 2011. A Met spokesman says the coffin was purchased...

This question might look a bit weird. But fortunately, there are some people who really make themselves this question before hanging art. In fact, hanging a painting it easy, but it’s choosing the colour that goes behind it what can be a little tricky. We agree that there’s nothing like art to bring life to your home, whether it’s a valuable piece you bought in a gallery, or a collection of...

Many times many things appear when works are done in an old building, but nobody was prepared for what the architects hired by the firm Óscar de la Renta to found when they threw a wall. The discovery is literally historical: three meters high and six meters wide XVII century mural preserved in really good condition. The artistic treasure was located behind a wall that was thrown on the second floor of...

Fans of spirited and playful watches have a new prospect to mull: whether to buy a limited-edition timepiece featuring a design painted by the singular artist Pigcasso, or not to buy a watch painted by a pig. These two contrary ideas might be the most considered between Swatch fans since Tuesday, when the brand announced its latest collaboration launched in time with the Chinese Year of the Pig. This new...

The Icelandic artist Kristjana S Williams combines Victorian prints with digital technology to create really personal artworks. Full of creatures and exotic landscapes, her last two projects have catapulted her to fame making her develop some senses like her nose, when creating collage for a perfumer brand, and hearing, when designing the cover for an LP. Working between antique picture books and a huge printer, Kristjana S Williams puts together small...

Internet and social media are the most effective channels to share and viralize content. So that, many challenges have come to light in the past months, filling our day to day with extravagant headlines: the “Ice Bucket Challenge” (throwing buckets of ice water), the “Water Bottle Flip Challenge” (throw a bottle and make it fall) or even the legendary “Harlem Shake Dance Challenge”...

The fantastic movie of Grand Hotel launched Greta Garbo to stardom. It seems that the success of the actress cannot be separated from the title that flooded the movie theaters of Hollywood back in 1932. The strength of this classic and elegant hotel has been transferred to the collective imagination overcoming the barriers of the big screen. Almost 90 years after its creation, the PICTOCLUB art gallery launches a homonymous work...

A big number of critics have declared that “Roma” is the best movie of the year. This intimate film signed by the Mexican Director Alfonso Cuarón has thrown him back to the popularity for returning to the realist mode of his breakthrough “Y Tu Mamá También”. Despite the devastating success of these two titles, Cuarón has also directed some excellent fantasy and science fiction films as “Harry Potter and the...

Since Michel Parmigiani founded Parmigiani Fleurier 23 years ago, in 1996, he has been known for creating some of the most inspiring watches that take their roots from historical pieces. He has been recognized as a master restorer of antique clocks, reinterpreting some of the finest pieces from yesteryear. A recurring story that is repeated also in the case of the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Capitole; a mechanical pocket watch inspired by...

After few days of swirling rumours, the 45 participant galleries have today received an email from Art Stage’s president Lorenzo Rudolf confirming 2019 edition call off. It read, “I’m sorry to have to inform you that as president of Art Stage Singapore, I am forced to immediately stop the preparations for this edition and so to cancel the fair. The given circumstances, about which we shortly will inform you, unfortunately...

The Adventures of Tintin and Popeye The Sailor Man where both published right 90 years ago to become two of the most popular characters in the XX century. Both were born nine decades ago, in January 1929, the year of the crash, which was associated in history at the beginning of the Great Depression and which, however, started with these two foundational milestones of the ninth art as the supreme...

The museum created by the Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillida was opened in 2000 by himself to exhibit the greatest part of his work. But since 2011, after the artist´s decease and the economic crisis, this space could only be visited by appointment. The family is now happy to confirm the full reopening of the spaces of the museum that include a farmhouse building and a 12-hectare forest. In the heart of...

When María Félix entered Cartier’s Paris, rue de la Paix, Store in the mid 70’s she was not alone. We know that this happened more than 40 years ago, back in 1975, but it is still a good story to tell, because the Mexican ac  tress matched into the boutique with a baby crocodile in an aquarium. How many times have you heard something like that? The reason the reptile...

The next edition of the main European Fair of Fine Arts is underway. TEFAF Maastricht 2019 will be held from March 16 to 24 at the MECC, the Exhibition and Congress Center of the Dutch city of Maastricht, and will have 276 exhibitors, of which 38 will premiere this year. This incoming edition will comprise art from seven millennia introducing new modern and contemporary creations. Reinforcing these styles, 13 of the...

2018 Travel Photographer of The Year Awards winner have been chosen and their magnificent images celebrate the beauty of our planet and its inhabitants. Between more than 20.000 -amateur and professional- photographers of all ages, from 142 countries, presented to the contest, the jury selected more than 150 images. These selection is a “a vibrant, fascinating and evocative collection of world-class contemporary travel photography shot on everything from high-end professional cameras...

The 81-year-old painter David Hockney became the highest paid live artist in the world after his work “Portrait of an artist” was sold in an auction for more than 90 million dollars. The popularity of this artist has increased in the last decade to be reflected in this event that displaced the work "Ballon dog" by the artist Jeff Koons, which in 2013 was sold in 58 million dollars. The pop art...

The official 2019 colour is not just about a charming and warm pink. Pantone official describes Living Coral as a warm and welcomingcolour, but versatile and life-affirming. As per every year, the election of the Pantone colour affects in a direct way to art & design; flooding from street fashion and haute couture, to interior design and decoration. So that, this colour will be the total protagonist for 2019, starring all...

The window River of Life, mistakently attributed to Tiffany has been newly reattributed to new possible handicrafters. This colorfull crystal mosaic thought to be made by the expert in-house team belonging to Tiffany´s in the 20's, has now revealed its real identity. Eventually wealth and attributed by mistake to another house after more than a century, a theft and a major restoration project, the stunning River of Life, a stained-glass...

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