Richard Hambleton

by Monday, November 20, 2017

The context and the roots of street art are much clearer when the work of Richard Hambleton comes in sight despite the fact the artist himself categorized his production as public art. The way he articulated his personal urban experience was always a direct reaction to the existing situation, so his works provide a refined ...

Jessie Willcox Smith

by Saturday, November 18, 2017

Although she never married and had no children of her own, Jessie Willcox Smith is considered by many to be the greatest children's book illustrator. In fact, Jessie Willcox Smith's rendition of Little Miss Muffet is considered “The Mona Lisa of children’s book illustrations”. In addition to children’s books, she illustrated advertisements for Kodak, Procter and ...

Interview with Lauren Mortimer

by Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hello Lauren, let's start by your declared passion for Wes Anderson. Favorite movie - favorite scene - favorite actor/actress. The Royal Tenenbaums! What an amazing film!! Margot makes that film for me (played by Gwyneth Paltrow). My favourite scene is 'By the way of the Green Line Bus' where Margot steps out of the bus to ...

Bettina Rheims

by Monday, November 13, 2017

Bettina Caroline Germaine Rheims is a photographer who comes from an art family. She’s the daughter of the late Maurice Rheims, who in his life administered the Pablo Picasso Estate. Also, her sister Nathalie is an actress, writer, and a film producer. As for Caroline, she started photography through work on female strip-tease artists and ...

Alice Neel

by Saturday, November 11, 2017

    One of the most appreciated artists of the twentieth century is definitely Alice Neel. This American painter gained her well-deserved glory largely posthumous. She is famous for the portraits of her family members, neighbors, lovers, bohemians, friends, and celebrities. The large credit for her success has the defiance and refusal of traditional categories like race, ...