Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències
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Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències

Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (Valenciano) or Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Spanish) is a landmark of Valencia. Valencian born architect Santiago Calatrava designed this enormous complex. This is one of the main reasons I visited Valencia last summer. Continue reading

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Da Vinci broke the record
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Da Vinci broke the record

Leonardo da Vinci broke the record of the most expensive painting in the world. His painting, Salvator Mundi (savior of the world) is a portrait of Christ, painted in 1500, oil on panel. This painting is also called Male Monalisa. Some art historians doubt that this is really Da Vinci’s work, they think that this … Continue reading

Kehinde Wiley 
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Kehinde Wiley 

Celebrating the Black History Month I present you contemporary African American portrait artist Kehinde Wiley.  Born from a Nigerian father and African American mother, Wiley was raised in Los Angeles. He now resides in New York. Wiley is specialised in natural and realistic portrait of African – American. What is intriguing about his works is … Continue reading

Pointilism
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Pointilism

It has been a while since I last wrote about art. Today I want to introduce you to Pointillism. Pointillism is a painting technique where painters put dots (points in French) of colours  on a medium (canvas or panel). It is a stream of Neo-Impressionism.  Pioneers of Pointillism are french painters Georges Seurat & Paul Signac, … Continue reading

Sonsbeek ’16: transACTION
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Sonsbeek ’16: transACTION

Last week after work I visited SONSBEEK ’16: transACTION with two friends of mine. SONSBEEK ’16: transACTION is a public art exhibition mainly located in the similarly called park Sonsbeek, Arnhem. The park shows 45 installations from 22 artists of several countries. Besides this there are workshops and giant murals spread downtown Arnhem. This 11th … Continue reading