Leo Katz – Is This the Meaning of Life? (1937)

When Charles Darwin published his seminal work On the Origin of Species in 1859, he couldn’t have predicted the Pandora’s box that his research would open. Suddenly, the knowledge that populations have come to evolve through the process of natural selection was finding supporters of various stripes, each eager to further their own interests and…

Spotlight: Hayv Kahraman

Her art examines the horrors of war and the Iraqi culture in which she grew up, but most of all, it sheds light on what it means to be a woman. Inspired by Art Nouveau, Japanese prints, Persian miniature painting and fashion iconography, Hayv Kahraman’s paintings are, at once, an exploration of how the artist…

Horacio Ferrer – Madrid 1937 (Black Airplanes)

Few people have managed to reveal the horrors of the Spanish Civil War in a more compelling way than Pablo Picasso, with his masterpiece Guernica. But when Spain participated at the 1937 Paris International Exhibition, the sentiment and outrage were shared by a number of its artists. The Spanish Civil War (1936 – 1939) was…