The importance of being Cubist

Saturday, April 13, 2013

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has recently received a substantial donation of Cubist art from Estée Lauder heir Leonard Lauder. Cubism and Impressionism are considered the two…

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Friday, March 29, 2013
Modernism in design

Would you believe that the concept of Modernism in taste and design is a modern idea? Think about that for a second. Surely being progressive is inherent in…

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Impressionism and fashion

Friday, November 2, 2012

This post explores how Impressionism pioneered the documentation of modern urban life in painting. In a pre-pre-digital photography era, when colour photography was still wearing short trousers, Impressionist…

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People’s Olympiad of 1936 and other great Olympic Games poster designs

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Modern Records centre at the University of Warwick has collected and digitised hundreds of documents relating to the Spanish Civil War, which broke out in 1936. It…

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