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…

Best vintage shops in Bratislava

Even though Bratislava is a small city it offers some really great shopping opportunities. I spontaneously decided to visit the place again with a friend and we found some nice spots just by accident, while exploring the backstreets.  Take a break from a city walk at: Eleven Books & Coffee / A cafe and bookshop in…

How to decorate your room

Living in a shared flat means you only have your own room for yourself. To me decoration is really important and I love to style the place I live at. This post should help you to decorate your room in order to make it look more lovely and comfortable.  Buy some small plants / I…

Review: Viennacontemporary art fair

From 22 to 25 September 2016 all eyes were on “Viennacontemporary”/ Austria’s largest international art fair. The art show plays an important role in the international art market. This year, 112 galleries from 28 countries were taking part.  “With this year’s edition of Viennacontemporary we have reached an important milestone in the evolution of the…

Preview: Parallel Vienna art fair

PARALELL VIENNA is a satellite fair and curated exhibition that remains true to its principle of using abandoned property in the city centre as a presentation platform for contemporary art. It’s taking place for the forth time in Vienna simultaneously to the “Viennacontemporary” art fair. This year’s fair takes place from 21st to 25th September at the…

Monsieur Monet at Musée de l’Orangerie

At the request of Napoleon III, the Orangerie was built in 1853 by the head architect of the Tuileries, Firmin Bourgeois, as a winter home for the garden’s more fragile plants.  Then, in 1921 it was attributed to the national museums organization. In 1927 the architect Camille Lefévre laid out two rooms to house the…

About the French cliché: La baguette

Bonjour a tout le monde! Hello to everyone!  The most legendary French cliché is certainly “la baguette”. During my stay in Paris I went to the Boulangerie (bakery) every morning to get some baguettes, croissants and more delicious French pastries. I totally loved observing the daily morning scenes in Paris. Every single Parisian was holding a…