The end of the eighteenth century was the golden age of bullfighting and its artistic representation in Spain. Artists such as Francisco de Goya or Juan Cháez dealt with the subject and showed the glamour as well as the cruelty of this tradition.
The National Sculpture Museum in Valladolid currently shows an extraordinary group of sculptures by Juan Cháez. The figures depict scenes of bullfighting in 1790 and were conceived as a narrative series. They portray real bullfighters and reproduce the rich attire of the trade. The sculptures show how the bullfighters were dressed to fight – and how they spread death.
„Arm Yourself for Luck – Figures of Bullfighting at the National Sculpture Museum in Valladolid“ weiterlesen
Last year I learned a new word in Finnish: kaikille. It translates as „for all“ or „for everybody“. I learned the word while attending the „Forum of Equality in Culture: Accessibility 3.0“, a three day event, held from November 2nd to November 4th 2016 in Helsinki. The forum addressed stakeholders in the field of arts and culture, experts in technology and accessibility, and everyone interested. For me, it was quite an experience.
„Equality in Culture: Accessibility 3.0“ weiterlesen
Based on the novel series „A Song of Ice and Fire“ by George R.R. Martin, „Game of Thrones“ is currently one of the world’s most successful television series. The filming locations for the fictitious world of dragons, undead warriors and witches are spread all over Europe – from Iceland in the Atlantic to Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to impressive landscapes, historic cities are among the most popular locations of „Game of Thrones“. Read everything you need to know about one of the most beautiful filming locations in Spain: The Water Gardens of the peninsula Dorne in the south of Westeros.
„Game of Thrones: The Most Beautiful Filming Location in Seville, Spain“ weiterlesen
Founded in 1978 by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, Herzog & de Meuron is considered to be one of the best-known architectural offices in the world today. If you love their simple and elegant style, here are five buildings you should see when in Basel, Switzerland.
„Herzog & de Meuron: 5 Architectural Highlights in Basel“ weiterlesen