This isn’t your face: it isn’t anyone’s.
Survivor of wars, friend of Joan Miro and passionate artist; Louise Bourgeois lived life on her own terms. Here are her lessons on art and life.
It’s David Lynch’s world, we’re all just living in it
As another Met Gala fades from memory, this annual event leaves observers with as many questions as ephemeral memes. Can riches not save a person from sartorial ineptitude? Why do we care about the wardrobe choices of the wealthy? Does Kim Kardashian understand the concept of a theme?
Loved and loathed with equal intensity by opposing harbingers of taste, Brutalism is one of architecture’s most controversial styles. Its unpretentious aesthetic – characterised by bold columns and shapes, rough textures and a domineering scale – heralded a new visual vocabulary for a post-war era.
Amidst the chaos of Brexit and the misery inflicted by austerity, it might seem frivolous to glance wistfully across the pond when Paris Couture Fashion Week rolls around. The decadent parades of tulle, silk and intricately crafted clothing make for fanciful distractions from news stories of malfunctioning governments, as journalists and fashion writers descend on the French capital for a week of opulence.
In 2018, George Orwell’s gloomy predictions of a totalitarian future seem worlds away from the globalised culture of fast food, fast fashion and Facebook-organised protests that we find ourselves in today.
Although during her lifetime Frida Kahlo was known predominantly for her marriage to Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, she is now internationally recognised for her idiosyncratic art style, political activism and above all, striking appearance.