Visual Arts

Picasso’s Mediterranean Years
Visual Arts

Picasso’s Mediterranean Years

Among the various eras of  Pablo Picasso’s extensive and varied works, the years after Second World War gave rise to some of his most daring paintings.  It was during this time that he revolutionized sculpture and ceramics and pushed printing and other graphical techniques to their limits.  A generous collection […]

Collection: Popova and constructivism
Visual Arts

Collection: Popova and constructivism

Before the Soviet Union adopted socialist realism as its only valid and authorized style, (one which promoted ‘heroic realism’ in order to glorify the image of the peasant worker through exaggerated figurative painting and sculpture), there was a window open for new style: Constructivism.  A period of experimentation emerged after […]

Ephemeral Architecture at the Serpentine Gallery
Visual Arts

Ephemeral Architecture at the Serpentine Gallery

The annual edition of The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion displays the work of the French architect Jean Nouvel.  In the tradition of the big names in international architecture who have participated in the nine previous editions, (Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Ghery and Rem Koolhaas, among others) Nouvel is presenting his first construction […]