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.
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When listing the names of some of the biggest masters of the 16th century, the name Caravaggio certainly comes to mind. This artist may not have had a long life, but it was certainly an eventful one in terms of this travels, rivalries and his impression on the art world. Many peers of his era – and many modern-day critics – revered him for his realism and subject matter. Now, the Musée Jacquemart-André is letting us see this up-close like never before.
Lantern shows are a great way to celebrate the winter in style. The gardens and outdoor spaces of a city can feel a little dark and abandoned in the heart of winter until event organisers transform them with great illuminations.
Egon Schiele was an artist ahead of his time. It is easy to look at the distorted images and nudes…
A current installation at the Louvre is particularly exciting because it merges the old and new in a curious way. The design of the sculpture in Japonisms 2018 Kohei Nawa, Throne is a nod to ancient materials and designs. There is a stunning amount of gold leaf shining out from the pyramid of the gallery. However, the structure beneath is actually 3D printed.