The basic concept is the same, with a series of interactive, moving images and new takes on well-known works. There are digital depictions of everyone’s favourites, as well as a Mash-up of images in the middle of the room. An accompanying area brings in Japanese images that inspired Van Gogh’s work.
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Some photography exhibits are all about the subject. We may head to a show to learn more about nature photography, portraits or monochrome shots. Others offer a chance to learn more about the methods of a particular artist. A new show for spring at The Musée National des arts asiatiques does just that. Here the focus is on the work, methods and simple equipment of Jean-Baptiste Huynh.
Cubism is a movement that defines the 20th century and continues to inspire artists today. There is something about the forms and the break from convention that remains captivating. There is, therefore, no doubt that the current exhibition at the Centre Pompidou will prove to be a hit with many in Paris’ art scene.
Yves Saint Laurent was a talented designer with a bold, keen imagination. It is easy to look at some of his designs and wonder how he could ever have dreamt them up. The interesting thing is that in many cases he really did just dream them up.
Madagascar is a country that continues to fascinate people because of its odd place in history, geography, and culture. The island nation lies to the East of the African continent and while it is undoubtedly African in many ways, there are many other cultural and geographical influences on this land. Migrants came here from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East – so to relocate, others to trade. This blend of peoples, languages, and traditions made Madagascar one of the most diverse, unique nations in the world.