Somehow the characteristic blue and white decorations of Dutch Delftware continues to fascinate us: whether we look at fashion, interior design, or contemporary arts & craft, the many shades of blue against a white background keep appearing in many different shapes and forms. It seems we can all agree that the colour schemes and decoration patterns … Continue reading Dutch Delftware – Pretty? Yes. But There’s More To It
A few weeks ago, I visited the exhibition Otto Dix - The Evil Eye (Otto Dix - Der böse Blick) in the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf (Germany) that presented the first monographic exhibition of Otto Dix. The exhibition focused on Dix's creative years in Düsseldorf and offered a comprehensive view on how by looking beyond the “unappetising” appearance … Continue reading When Art Holds A Mirror Up To Society – Otto Dix
The idea of having yet another notebook – digital or in paper – may not sound particularly appealing to you, but starting an Art Journal has a great number of advantages and it can take your experiences with art to another level. Most of us go to places and events without really taking some time … Continue reading Why You Should Start an Art Journal
Yes and no. The answer to this question obviously depends on your very own idea of what a ''happy life'' entails. Having said that, I certainly think that art is unique in the way it can enrich our lives. Humans are cultural beings and art is an age-old phenomenon that has chronicled and shaped our … Continue reading Do We Need Art in Our Lives?