William Roberts – The Vorticists at the Restaurant de la Tour Eiffel (1961 – 1962)

Inspired by Cubism and Futurism, in 1914 a group of avant-garde artists sought to disrupt the sentimental British art scene with bold, geometric lines reflecting the frenzy and dynamism of the post-industrial age. They called the movement Vorticism and in their magazine, BLAST, they explained the significance of the name: “You think at once of […]

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Frida Kahlo – Self-Portrait in a Velvet Dress (1926)

Bedridden after the gruesome accident that left her pelvis, legs, spinal column, collarbone and ribs fractured, Frida Kahlo spent her long convalescence painting, reading voraciously, studying German and Italian Renaissance art and writing passionate letters to her boyfriend, Alejandro Gómez Arias. Although the couple was once inseparable, after the accident Alejandro started pulling away and […]

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