Contemporary artists may resort to snow and ice as their medium, using the ephemeral qualities inherent of water below 32 degrees to call attention to the pressing issue of climate change. The following ten examples trace the art of winter over time.
The bustle was a fashion accessory in Victorian Europe's upper-class society throughout the nineteenth century. In its function, it replaced the hoop skirt to provide wealthy women with a desirable figure that exaggerated the curvature of the buttocks.
The Hugo Ball Prize is awarded once every three years by the German city of Pirmasens and can be given to writers, artists, and publishers. This year, it was awarded to filmmaker and video artist, Hito Steyerl.
Occasionally, the adage “There’s nothing new under the sun” is wrong.
The femme fragile was the product of its time: in the Victorian era, feminine weakness conveyed Godliness and mental purity.
The masks of French Surrealist photographer Claude Cahun (1894-1954) vary from that of an androgynous weight-training flapper to a Buddhist monk.
Almost one hundred years ago, Walt Disney created his most iconic character, Mickey Mouse. The mouse can be traced back to a series of short films in the 1920s, with Steamboat Willie (1928) being the most memorable. Steamboat Willie is also notable for being one of the first cartoons ever produced with fully synchronized sound.
Problems of gender inequity have plagued academia since its inception with women being discouraged or outright barred from learning and practicing different sciences and art forms.
Caravaggio’s paintings are filled with expressions of aggression, awestruck wonder, dark foreboding, violence, and profound sadness‒the aesthetics of exclamation.