Travel ~ 32. Pretty in Panama.

After spending three days in Panama, I learned about the architecture, cuisine, fashion, history, sights and now truly appreciate the culture.

Arts ~ 川久保 玲

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Founder of Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market, Rei Kawakubo (川久保 玲) is exploring brave new fashion. Avant-garde designs were created to challenge conventional thoughts for an upcoming exhibition.

The themed show displays around 140 pieces of Kawakubo’s womenswear collections from the 1980s to present day. The galleries demonstrate experimental ways to illustrate the space between boundaries. Rei Kawakubo continues to shape the face of global art and fashion with her work.

The Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of The In-Between exhibition debuts on 04 May 2017 until 04 September 2017 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

 

Travel ~ 31. Iceland

Twenty-one photos of my adventure in Reykjavik, Iceland. Loved it!

Arts ~ Modernist Photography

Visit the world’s greatest private collections of photography. The works feature from the period of the 1920s through to the 1950s.

Portraits are compiled from artists including from my favourites: Matisse, Picasso, and Breton. Also, there are about 159 vintage prints by 70 other artists who are influential figures including Brassai,  André Kertész, Dorothea Lange and Aleksandr Rodchenko. Lastly, there’s a sneak peek of Elton John’s masterpieces in photography. The Radical Eye exhibition is on until 21 May 2017 at the Tate Modern in London.

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Arts ~ Robert Rauschenberg.

American artist, Robert Rauschenberg was a remarkable visionary painter and graphic illustrator conveying new levels of modern art.

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Robert Rauschenberg, Almanac, 1962.

Powerful paintings and pop art presented feature numerous bits of items found on the streets in New York. Imagine that. Things found in one city then displayed in another to portray this captivating journey. There is so much imagery and colour to amuse viewers and help them find inspiration and love in art at the Tate Modern. The building itself is also a truly magical place, could stay forever. I love London art galleries  ❤

Arts ~ Revolutionary Russia.

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Artistic innovation displays a transformation in creativity at the MoMA. From 1912 to 1935, A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde exhibition examines a collection of architecture, drawings, film, paintings, photography, poetry, prints and sculptures. Artists include Natalia Goncharova, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Lyubov Popova, Alexandr Rodchenko and Olga Rozanova. Development and themes such as abstraction, cubism, constructivism, futurism, Marxism and social realism can be seen throughout the works. All of which contribute to moments leading up to today’s contemporary art.

Arts ~ Ateneum.

Hello Helsinki! Loving every minute here. It’s not even that cold for the winter season. Today, I visited the Ateneum Art Museum.

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Ateneum in Helsinki, Finland, 2016. Photo: Niya Sinckler.

The major exhibition on display is a selection of works by Amedeo Modigliani. The total of 83 elegant paintings, sculptures and paper prints explore diverse aspects of Modigliani’s lifestyle in Paris. There’s a recurring specific style featured in the portraits. I noticed the almond-shaped eyes and lovely long necks of the subjects. All of the pieces convey how Modigliani created his own aesthetic in the art world which has helped to influence today’s art and fashion.

Also, the gallery on Stories of Finnish Art illustrates the progression of art in the country from 1809 to the 1970s. One can see the development of art from marvelous masterpieces of paintings, sculptures, letters, postcards and photography by artists including Anitra Lucander, Unto Pusa, Ulla Rantanen and Sam Vanni.

It was an afternoon well spent learning about an area of visual art and culture. Highly recommend x