January 16, 2015

Chiara Ferragni on InStyle Germany cover

A new era. Today in the morning I looked up on Instagram, during breakfast, as usual. But couldn't believe what I saw. A Blogger is on InStyle Germany cover :O
Don't get me wrong, I am totally happy for her and incredibly prowd.
The thing is, fashion and art are changing so much, so fast! And also I think that its actually pretty cool, we, human beings, are creatures of habits.
What happened to that time when models were on covers? What happened to that time when going to a vernissage was a chique, classy thing? (I have a story to explain that ;))
I guess although being cramped to our habits, we will have to change with it and make those our new habits...

So here is my story about the vernissage. Yesterday my feet were aching. And I had this vernissage in the evening I wanted to go (the first one on contemporary art) but before that I had university the whole day. So no way I was going to wear heels. Although I was feeling kind of bad and was afraid of being undressed because of it... Ok so this is how I imagined the vernissage was going to be.
In reality it was like that: I was actually almost kind of overdressed! No one was wearing heels, no one was really dressed up. Actully there were most of these "alternative artists/art lovers" with grandma's pullover on....But the worse thing is, they are not grandma's pullover....
Why am I telling you all this? Today in the morning I just realised that if I want to work with fashion or art I will have to deal with it. I will have to go with his change. Because now I realised that we are definitely in a new fashion and art era.
Anyway, I`m doing/processing quite well, as I was extremely happy that there is a collection from the Musée d`Orsay with Degas, Seurat, Cezanne coming to our Albertina in town! ;) 

Write down in the comments what you think about that!! :)

Haha even I have to say, how funny it is how you can get from a Blogger on a cover to that post-ending :D

Picture from Chiara Ferragnis Instagram profile

January 9, 2015

Velázquez exhibition Vienna

"Le peintre des peintres" (Manet).  Hi folks, how is your beginning of the new year? I`m actually very happy with mine, as there were some things I`ve been wanting to do for such a long time and am achieving this all these days. One of those was: posting more often! Which is happening pretty good this January. I`ll do my best to keep on with this, as it will get pretty difficult from mid January on (tests, tests, tests...).

Let`s talk about Velázquez. As Manet called him "the painter of painters" I totally share this fascination and passion with him. 
So you can imagine my happiness as I saw on my university schedule that there will be a lecture during the whole semester only about Velázquez. No way I was going to miss this. 
Okay, so there I am sitting in the first lecture (I think it was already at the first one) and they tell me that there is going to be an exhibition with many most important and famous works from Velázquez in our Museum of Fine Arts in Vienna!!! :O 
All these paintings, actually spread all over the world (okay most of them are in the Prado Museum in Madrid or in the London National Gallery) are now concentrated in the city I live! 
The next thing I was about to do after this  lecture was to get directly to the museum, buy me a new annual ticket and visit this exhibition as often as I can.

Below I chose for you some of my favorite paintings from Velázquez, which are all now in Vienna (till the 15th of February), except, of course, his masterpiece "Las Meninas" which stayed at Prado, but there is a good replication here.

January 6, 2015

Best Book Ever pt 2

"What are you looking at? 150 years of modern art in the blink of an eye" From Will Gompertz. As I already mentioned here this is my absolutely favorite book right now! If you are interested in art and have your difficulties with modern art, or even more with contemporary art, you have to read this book! 
I didn`t finish it yet, anyway I already love it and can`t wait to finish it, it`s getting more and more interesting! 
Definitely a must for art historians!
After finishing it, I will update you with a "summering it up" post ;)