Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi The Pompidou Center is one of the most flamboyant buildings in Paris, so it is easy to overlook the much more discreet building next door that is Atelier Brancusi. When the Romanian sculptor, Constantin Brancusi, died in 1957, he left his studio and its contents to the French state, which was later relocated…

Anni Albers

Anni Albers The Bauhaus movement’s leading textile artist Anni Albers (1899-1994) arrived at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany in 1922, but was limited in the coursework she could pursue as certain disciplines were not taught to women. Anni Albers originally wanted to be a painter, but it was at the loom where she found…

Halldor Gunnløgsson

Halldor Gunnløgsson The architect Halldor Gunnløgsson’s own house from 1958, is one the period’s most refined and consistent expressions of a modern single-family house. Distilled to its essence, the house is built on an beachfront property in Northern Zealand Denmark. The Japanese-inspired simplicity, functionality and aesthetics is displayed to its full extent, with no superfluous…

Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin Agnes Martin (1912-2004) was an American-Canadian painter known for her calm, meditative and sensuel works. In pale swathes of color lined with pencil, Martin’s art emerged out of Abstract Expressionism while preceding Minimalism’s sparse intensity. She lived in lifelong self-elected exile in New Mexico, where she met spiritually oriented artists and started to…

Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe A look at the modern artist’s exquisitely simple Western interiors aesthetic. Georgia O’Keeffe, 1887-1986, American painter, was one of the pioneers of American modernist art. As a young woman, she meets Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), who was a renowned photographer and owner of a gallery in New York where he exhibited European avant-garde art…

Ritsue Mishima

Ritsue Mishima Sculpture of lights Japanese-born glass artist Ritsue Mishima has become known for her transparent, clear and unconventional glass objects. They materialize through Mishima’s intuitive and spontaneous approach, and then disappear into their surroundings as they collect, reflect, and amplify the ambient light. Born in Kyoto in 1962, Mishima moved to Venice, Italy in…

Birgitte Due Madsen

Birgitte Due Madsen SOLID VOIDS – a continued exercise of forms and beauty Solid Voids was created by Birgitte Due Madsen as a series of objects made by gypsum to be part of the exhibition Hotel Charlottenborg at Kunsthal Charlottenborg curated by the accomplished team behind Ark Journal during 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen.…