Photo: Centre Pompidou
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 and rebuilt by architect Renzo Piano.
Photo: Brent Goldsmith
An elegant skincare collection that is both powerful and gentle
While oils can be some of the most effective products in a skincare routine, it can be difficult to choose which one to add to your assortment. One of our personal favorites is F. Miller, a Canadian line of all-natural skincare products, founded by Fran Miller.
Photo: The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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 artistic freedom.
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 ornamentation or decoration.
Photo: 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.
Photo: Laura Gilpin
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 - and in 1916 also Georgia O‘Keeffe, whom he married eight years later.
Georgia O’Keeffe first ventured to New Mexico in 1929, where she fell in love with the austerity of the region’s landscape and the organic shapes of the Texan desert.
Photo: Giorgio Schirato
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.
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 paint to move beyond the satisfaction of her ego.