Nuova Stazione Centrale di Milano by Antonio Sant’Elia

Nuova Stazione Centrale di Milano by Antonio Sant'Elia Nuova Stazione Centrale di Milano1912Futurism Sant’Elia collaborated with architect Arrigo Cantoni in a 1912 competition to design the façade of Milan’s New Central Station building. Crowned by a central dome with two smaller domes accentuating the ends of the structure. The majority of the building is lined … Continue reading Nuova Stazione Centrale di Milano by Antonio Sant’Elia

Carpe Diem by Maurice Jarre

https://youtu.be/ovyfbirtPLs Maurice Jarre Carpe Diem1996Film and TV Maurice JarreFilm and TVBorn: 13 September 1924, Lyon, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 28 March 2009, California, USA Jarre was a composer and conductor best known for his film scores, including Lawrence of Arabia and A Passage to India. Jarre received nine nominations for the Academy Awards, winning Best Original Score … Continue reading Carpe Diem by Maurice Jarre

One Hand, One Heart by Leonard Bernstein

https://youtu.be/eQRsf1PRt0c One Hand, One Heart1957Musicals Leonard BernsteinMusicals, OperaBorn: 25 August 1918, Massachusetts, USANationality: AmericanDied: 4 October 1990, New York, USA Leonard Bernstein Bernstein was a composer, conductor, pianist, educator, author, and humanitarian. Consider among the most important conductors of his time Bernstein was the first American conductor to receive international acclaim. Best known for the … Continue reading One Hand, One Heart by Leonard Bernstein

Picture for Women by Jeff Wall

Picture for Women by Jeff Wall Picture for Women1979PhotographyCibachrome transparency mounted on a lightboxThe Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France In his photograph “Picture for Women” Wall continues his investigation of the 19th-century painting within a contemporary photograph. The photograph depicts a reflection of a sparse studio room simply furnished with metallic office-style chairs and a … Continue reading Picture for Women by Jeff Wall

Massenpsychose by László Moholy-Nagy

Massenpsychose by László Moholy-Nagy Massenpsychose1927DadaPhoto-montageGeorge Eastman House, Rochester, New York A Dada-inspired collage, “Messenpsychose” consists of figures cut from magazines clustered together in three test tube-like shapes to create a disconcerting effect that suggests a series of potentially violent, absurd, and arbitrary interactions between the disparate collection of individuals. The figures are simultaneously isolated and … Continue reading Massenpsychose by László Moholy-Nagy

Rehearsal by David Park

Rehearsal by David Park Rehearsal1949-50Bay Area Figurative MovementOil on canvasOakland Museum of California, USA In 1949 when he began working in figurate works Park destroyed many of his abstract works. Exhibited in 1950 at the Artist Members Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association “Rehearsal” provoked surprise and consternation among Park’s friends, colleagues, and critics. … Continue reading Rehearsal by David Park

Picking Apples by Natalia Goncharova

Picking Apples by Natalia Goncharova Picking Apples1909ImpressionismOil on canvasPrivate Collection With influences from 1908’s Golden Fleece exhibition, “Picking Apples”, painted a year later, had much in common with works Goncharova had seen there, including Cezanne’s “Bathers” and Matisse’s “Le Bonheur de Vivre” “Picking Apple” depicts a group of women enjoying the light airiness of time … Continue reading Picking Apples by Natalia Goncharova

Piano Activities by George Maciunas

Piano Activities by George Maciunas Piano Activities1963Performance ArtPrepared piano and performers - Staged during Fluxus Internationale Festpiele Neuester Musik, Hörsaal des Städtischen Museums, Wiesbaden, Germany, September 1, 1962 Created by Philip Corner and Fluxus artists George Maciunas, Wolf Vostell, Nam June Paik, Emmet Williams, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, and Benjamin Patterson “Piano Activities” was part … Continue reading Piano Activities by George Maciunas

Indefinite Divisibility by Yves Tanguy

Indefinite Divisibility by Yves Tanguy Indefinite Divisibility1942SurrealismOil on canvasAlbright - Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Albright - Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA “Indefinite Divisibility” juxtaposes bowls collecting water with anthropomorphic shadows cast by the form beside it to present the viewer with conflicting shapes vying for their attention. Dreams and everyday objects merge with the … Continue reading Indefinite Divisibility by Yves Tanguy

Night in Bologna by Paul Cadmus

Night in Bologna by Paul Cadmus Night in Bologna1958Social RealismEgg tempera on fibreboardSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, USA “Night in Bologna” depicts the longing and sexual desire of the subject in a tragicomic set in the evening hours amidst an arcade of arches and columns of classical Italian architecture. The solitary figure of an … Continue reading Night in Bologna by Paul Cadmus

One Fine Day by Maria Callas

https://youtu.be/AR0SlCTj1Bo One Fine DayOpera Maria CallasOperaBorn: 2 December 1923, New York, USANationality: AmericanDied: 16 September 1977, Paris, France Maria Callas Callas was a soprano and one of the most influential opera singers of the 20th century. Critics acclaimed her bel canto technique, dramatic interpretations, and wide-ranging vocals. Ranging from classical opera to bel canto operas … Continue reading One Fine Day by Maria Callas

Photograph of Members of the Mochida Family Awaiting Evacuation by Dorothea Lange

Photograph of Members of the Mochida Family Awaiting Evacuation by Dorothea Lange Photograph of Members of the Mochida Family Awaiting Evacuation1942Documentary PhotographyPhotographThe Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA The Mochida family awaits an evacuation bus with their identification tags used to aid keeping the family unit together during the various phases of their … Continue reading Photograph of Members of the Mochida Family Awaiting Evacuation by Dorothea Lange

Within Attraction by Yanni

https://youtu.be/2v9QfFuISJg Within Attraction1987New Age YanniNew AgeBorn: 14 November 1954, Kalamata, GreeceNationality: Greek-American Yanni Yanni is a keyboardist, pianist, composer, and music producer best known for blending jazz, classical, soft rock, and world music to create predominantly instrumental works. Yanni has received international recognition for his concerts at historic monuments such as the Acropolis, the Taj … Continue reading Within Attraction by Yanni

La petite sirène (The Little Siren) by Henri Laurens

La petite sirène (The Little Siren) by Henri Laurens La petite sirène (The Little Siren)1950SculptureBronzeMildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, USA Inspired by Laurens' trip to the Brittany coast “La Petite Sirène” is part of a series of siren sculptures. Laurens depicts the treacherous mythical woman as an extension of the sea itself, … Continue reading La petite sirène (The Little Siren) by Henri Laurens

Il Mare Calmo Della Sera by Andrea Bocelli

https://youtu.be/Xjl156IBVGY Il Mare Calmo Della Sera1994Classical Andrea BocelliOperaBorn: 22 September 1958, Lajatico, ItalyNationality: Italian Andrea Bocelli Bocelli is an operatic tenor and multi-instrumentalist. Diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at 5 months old he became blind at 12 years old after a soccer accident. Bocelli rose to fame in 1994 winning the preliminary round of the 44th … Continue reading Il Mare Calmo Della Sera by Andrea Bocelli

Herrin Massacre by Paul Cadmus

Herrin Massacre by Paul Cadmus Herrin Massacre1939Social RealismOil and tempera on wood panelColumbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH. USA “Life” commissioned sixteen artists to paint significant events, Cadmus chose the Herrin Massacre, an event in the mining town of Herrin, Illinois, USA from 1922. A contract dispute between mine owners and striking miners that turned … Continue reading Herrin Massacre by Paul Cadmus

On an Overgrown Path by Leoš Janáček

https://youtu.be/V280ixNS5Jc On an Overgrown Path1921Classical Leoš JanáčekFolk, OperaBorn: 3 July 1854, Hukvsldy, CzechiaNationality: CzechDied: 12 August 1928, Ostrava, Czechia Leoš Janáček Janáček was a composer, folklorist, musical theorist, teacher, and publicist, inspired by Moravian and other Slavic music to create a modern musical style. He devoted himself to folkloristic research until 1895. Janáček’s early musical … Continue reading On an Overgrown Path by Leoš Janáček

Nightingale by Yanni

https://youtu.be/mfCca7M5r9A Nightingale1997New Age YanniNew AgeBorn: 14 November 1954, Kalamata, GreeceNationality: Greek-American Yanni Yanni is a keyboardist, pianist, composer, and music producer best known for blending jazz, classical, soft rock, and world music to create predominantly instrumental works. Yanni has received international recognition for his concerts at historic monuments such as the Acropolis, the Taj Mahal, … Continue reading Nightingale by Yanni

Konstruktion in Emaille 1 by László Moholy-Nagy

Konstruktion in Emaille 1 by László Moholy-Nagy Konstruktion in Emaille 11922-23ConstructivismPorcelain enamel on steelGuggenheim Museum, New York, USA “Konstuktion in Emaille 1” is an abstract geometric composition consisting of a thick black vertical bar intersecting against the bare white background. A small yellow square outlined in red sits behind a thin red vertical line in … Continue reading Konstruktion in Emaille 1 by László Moholy-Nagy

Konig Deramo (King Deramo) by Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Konig Deramo (King Deramo) by Sophie Taeuber-Arp Konig Deramo (King Deramo)1918DadaWood, Metal, Brass (painted), and TextileMuseum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland One of the marionettes created for Alfred Altherr’s Dada puppet show of Carlo Gozzi’s fairy-tale King Stag, Taeuber captured the satire of the 1913 split between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung in her dream-like designs. She … Continue reading Konig Deramo (King Deramo) by Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Santorini by Yanni

https://youtu.be/6l-lBaP1GzM Santorini1986New Age YanniNew AgeBorn: 14 November 1954, Kalamata, GreeceNationality: Greek-American Yanni Yanni is a keyboardist, pianist, composer, and music producer best known for blending jazz, classical, soft rock, and world music to create predominantly instrumental works. Yanni has received international recognition for his concerts at historic monuments such as the Acropolis, the Taj Mahal, … Continue reading Santorini by Yanni