Green-Wood Cemetery

Art Project in NY: Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery

“Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery” is a new public art project by the famous French artist Sophie Calle. Kicking off on the 29th and 30th of April, visitors of the historical Green-Wood Cemetery in New York will have a chance to bury their deepest and darkest secrets in a marble grave designed by Calle herself. During this 2-days performance, visitors will be … Continue reading Art Project in NY: Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery

The Warde Project: Flowers Blooming in Jerusalem

Public art is often great for the eyes without so much practicality. While practicality is certainly not a must, it can improve and deepen the interaction. An urban installation located in the Vallero Square, in the heart of Jerusalem, is one such example. The installation is called Warde, and it consists of nine meter tall flower shaped lights. These flower shaped street lights have been … Continue reading The Warde Project: Flowers Blooming in Jerusalem

Street Art, Kavala, Graffiti

The Eyes of Kavala

Kavala is a beautiful city in the Northern part of Greece. Dating back to the Antiquity, the city witnessed different reigns: the Roman Empire, the Byzantines and the Ottomans. Today, displaying the remnants of these empires in architectural forms, Kavala also takes you by surprise because of the contemporary look brought in by street art. Walking through the streets of Kavala, you get the feeling that … Continue reading The Eyes of Kavala

Van Gogh’s Bedroom For Rent on AirBnB

His bedroom in Arles was an inspirational theme for Vincent Van Gogh. As he depicted the room three times, the room was already immortalized. Now, the famous bedroom also found existence in Chicago, thanks to a special collaboration between the Art Institute of Chicago and Airbnb. All three versions of Van Gogh’s paintings of his bedroom in Arles will be exhibited in Chicago, for the first time. The exhibition advances a deeper … Continue reading Van Gogh’s Bedroom For Rent on AirBnB

Connecting with Munch through Separation

Edvard Munch’s paintings and drawings illustrate his raw feelings; his themes are clustered around loneliness, love and melancholy. They are the ultimate results of what he felt after losing his mother and sister. Including the issues of the modern life as well, the wish for isolation due to the overwhelming city life with contrast to nature becomes a major theme for Munch. Relevantly, traces of Norway find existence in Munch’s paintings, depicting … Continue reading Connecting with Munch through Separation

From Gare St. Lazare to Istanbul M6 Line

In the 19th century, Claude Monet rented a studio near the famous Gare St. Lazare. The result of his settling down near the station was seven different paintings depicting the same area. Living in an era of rapid change where everything was new yet temporary, Monet’s illustrations naturally delivered the feelings of chaos and instability, which was life itself. Looking around to see steam and … Continue reading From Gare St. Lazare to Istanbul M6 Line

rotterdam

Art as a City: Rotterdam

Rotterdam is unlike any other city in the Netherlands. As the city was completely destroyed during WWII, the Dutch chose to rebuild everything in a modern way. The result is quite striking: extremely tall buildings on the low lands. The image of Rotterdam today is industrial and contemporary. While some of the buildings are just modern and tall, some do represent a different story of … Continue reading Art as a City: Rotterdam