Finest vintage boutique in Vienna

Burggasse 24 is the vintage shop “par excellence”, the melting pot of old and modern urban style. The large rooms, fancy smell and high-quality products will make you fall in love with this vintage boutique.

Egon Schiele at Albertina museum

Schiele is next to Klimt the key figure of Viennas art scene. Next to the Leopold Museum owning the largest Schiele collection other museums and galleries are also showing works of Schiele. Right now one of my personal favorite museums – Albertina Museum – has dedicated a whole exhibition to the art of Egon Schiele.

Artist of the month: René Magritte

René Magritte is for sure the most celebrated Belgian artist of the 20th century. He has always been one of my favorite artists and I just love looking at his mysterious paintings. After finding a book about his oeuvre in the bookshelf of my flatmate, I started reading about his life and art. This article should…

Back to the 70s

Wearing clothes from past centuries has been my motto since almost one year now. Recently I created a 70s look with my new trousers and oversized olive green-colored coat. The silk scarf made a perfect hair accessory and the leather bag is another matching detail.  Except for the shoes (Adidas) my whole look is vintage…

Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is among the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the 20th century. It’s located in Peggy Guggenheim’s former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal in Venice. The museum presents Peggy Guggenheim’s personal collection, masterpieces from the Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection,…

Vienna library guide

“A library is a living and growing organism of past and future knowledge. The library card is a passport to the world of knowledge”, someone once said.  Reading about culture opens your eyes and hearts to the world beyond our front doors and that’s one of our best hopes against tyranny, xenophobia and ignorance. I…

Frida Kahlo exhibition in Bologna

The exhibition is originally called “The Gelman Collection: Mexican art from the 20th century” and this article should help you to get an idea of the art show. The Gelman Collection was founded in 1941 when Jacques Gelman and Natasha Zahalkaha, two Eastern European emigrants met and married in Mexico City. Jacques was a Russian Jew from…

Vienna Art Week Review

From 14 to 20 November 2016, Vienna Art Week has happened, guided by the motto of Seeking Beauty. Exhibitions, performances, interventions and discussions explored the question of how beauty is perceived today in all its diversity and contradictions, opening new aesthetic, philosophical and socio- political perspectives in the process. With some 200 events from around…

Artist of the month: Salvador Dalí

Hello to all the art lovers out there! I finally have time to write about one of my current favorite artists. I have actually written my first seminar paper for uni about a project from Salvador Dalí. But let’s start from the beginning.  In 1904 Dalí was born in a small village of fishermen in…

Top second hand shops in Barcelona

#1 Flamingos Vintage Kilo  “Receiving new vintage stock via the United States every week, our customers will find low prices due to our ‘per weight’ pricing structure. We are the only vintage store in Barcelona importing stock directly from and 100% made in the USA.  We decided to sell classic designs with a clear influence…

Picasso on my jacket

My favorite “prejudice” about art (history) students or art people in general is that their fashion style is unusual and special. Influenced by vintage style bloggers I wanted to own an art bomber, especially a Picasso jacket. I found some of them in a local vintage store but they were sadly all too expensive.  For my birthday an…

Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona

While visiting Barcelona this summer I went to a lot of museums and my favorite one was definitely “Fundació Joan Miró” – an art space dedicated to the work of Joan Miró.  The Fundació Joan Miró is a remarkable space created by Miró himself with the idea of making art accessible to all. At first…