A cranky anti-poseur, Wyndham Lewis had a lot to say about modernity. The father of an obscure movement called Vorticism, he was on a continual quest for the pure, clear essence of his time. The artist himself described the movement as "Activity as opposed to the tasteful Passivity of Picasso; Sig
"It is very undemocratic to be prescribed your areas of concern, the issues you want to deal with as an artist." The fact that Shobana Jeyasingh was born in India is a complex fact that audiences, funders, and critics might wish she'd address in simpler, more dogmatic terms. The English immigrant ref
The architecture of Herzog and de Meuron resides at the intersection of fine art and efficient function. The architects maintain close ties to contemporary conceptual art movements, but they also embrace the limitations imposed on them by the requirements of use.
They begin, in fact, with limitat
Brunelleschi believed the secret to good architecture lay in creating "the right proportions." The most revolutionary of the Florentine architects, he transformed the face of the Medieval town with the
harmonious, bold, and refreshing structures of the early Renaissance. He was an innovator who com