Discovering Venetian history at Doge’s Palace

The Doge’s Palace in Venice counts as a masteripiece of Gothic architecture. The structure, composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation from its 14th and 15th century origins to the significant Renaissance and Mannerist adjunctions, underline its high value for the history of art.  But what’s the story behind the Venetian building and architecture?…

Raphael: A retrospective in Vienna

The Albertina Museum is paying tribute to Raphael with a major exhibition of 150 paintings and drawings. Starting from the Museum’s own significant holdings and rounded out by the most impressive and important drawings from famous museums such as the Uffizi, the Royal Collection of the British Royal Family, the British Museum, the Louvre, the Vatican Museums, and the Ashmolean Museum, this monographic presentation places Raphael’s thinking and conceptual process front and center.

Curator’s talk with Marlies Wirth

“It is very important to have a strong focus on the new generation of emerging artists based in the city – with 10 positions selected by different curators each year ZONE1 gives visitors and collectors an insight into the current scene and the most recent works of artists under 40.”

Talk with the artistic director of viennacontemporary

“As a fair, we offer a platform where the Austrian, the Central and Eastern European and the international art scenes meet under one roof. This is the unique thing about vienancontemporary, the fair is a place where East and West get the opportunity to get to know each other better.”

Used books at Bistrot St. Germain

The charming decoration, including literature, travel magazines, globes, chessboards and other small objects create an authentic and cozy Parisian atmosphere. Additionally the furniture, consisting of bookshelves, chairs and lamps with its vintage-style make the whole place seem like a jewel from another century.

Atelier Brancusi: A fusion of sculptures and space

Brancusi considered the relationship between sculptures and the space around them to be very important. In the 1910s he created new works within the studio which he called “mobile groups”, underlining the connections between the works and the possibilities of each for moving within the group.

Vienna’s hidden place of vintage clothing

Next to selected vintage wear, a nice decoration and lovely interior design, the owner itself is such a warm and kind person, passionate about vintage fashion. She loves to talk about her clothes and has a great eye for the styling of retro looks. 

Biennale sculptures in Venice

For over 120 years the Venice Biennale has been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world.VIVA ARTE VIVA is this year’s theme and matter of the art fair. It’s subdivided into nine chapters, beginning with two introductory areas in the Central Pavilion, followed by another seven across the Arsenale.

Paris celebrates Rodin

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of French sculptor Auguste Rodin’s death. The centenary is being celebrated with a lot of interesting exhibitions. Beyond I will you offer you a guide covering two of the most important venues in his birth and workplace Paris – his museum and the show at Grand Palais. 

Sleeping at a library hotel in Paris

The greatest stay in Paris would be nothing but a dreamy library. In the heart of the charming Marais district, located right next to Marché des Enfants Rouge, which counts as one of the oldest and historical markets in Paris, you will find the lovely concept hotel “Paris Boutik”. The surroundings seem to be made for the flaneur.

Rose Valland: The French art detective

One of the greatest and yet unknown heroines of World War II is definitely Rose Valland. After risking her life spying on the Nazis, day after day, four long years, Rose lived to fulfill her destiny: locating and returning thousands of works of art stolen by the Nazis during their occupation of France.

Japanese installation art in Paris

Chiharu Shiota is an artist to throw an eye on at this very moment. She was born in Osaka (Japan) and has moved to Berlin at the age of 5. Since then she has been living and working in the German capital. She studied at the Berlin University of Fine Arts and the Hamburg University of Fine Arts and worked at Rebecca Horn’s studio and with Marina Abramovic.