Versace Fever

Gianni Versace’s name will loom heavily over fashion forevermore — yes, due to his violent and mysterious demise in Miami, but moreover for the unfading vibrancy of his imaginative palette. Currently, the designer and his eternal nowness are being lauded with a mega-retrospective at Berlin’s Kronprinzenpalais until 13 April 2018. Forty years after his first ever runway…

Miralda's Stateside Perceptions

If there’s one lesson to learn from travelling abroad, it’s the fact that all of us are the product of one culture or another, the product of specific national histories, ways of thinking and behaving heavily determined by where we have lived much of our lives. When artists in particular travel, they take with them…

Back to Bazille

While reaching our thirties might come with a dose of dreadfulness that forces us to set more serious and realistic goals for ourselves, it seems to be the complete opposite for the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Currently celebrating its thirtieth anniversary, the institution isn’t ready to settle for the same patterns. The museum’s latest exhibition, Frédéric Bazille, The…

Revisiting Georgia O'Keeffe

“When people read erotic symbols into my paintings, they’re really talking about their own affairs.”  Ask about Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) and most anyone will respond with mention of oversized, over-enlarged depictions of flowers in bright pigments. And it’s true; search O’Keeffe on Google images and an overwhelming majority of results will show her flower (or vagina?)…