Street Art in Fayetteville, North Western Arkansas, USA

Street art, public art, as it has been coined lately, is a concept that undoubtedly inherited the view of the early twentieth century Avant-garde artists according to which the place of art is not necessarily in a museum, and the physical form of art is not necessarily the canvass or the brush. The example of…

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Skin Deep: Hair Dressers, Barbers, Beauticians, Exhibition running from 19th April 2018 to 6th January 2019 at Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna

The body is not merely a given of nature but always the product of cultural expectations and practices This basic fact written on a banner at the entrance to the exhibition dedicated to hair dressers, barbers and beauticians in Vienna, in the last three centuries, can be considered the theme of this display of tools,…

Modernist Private Collection Goes Public for the First Time (Heidi Göess Horten Collection in Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria)

This year, from mid-February to late August, the Leopold Museum, located in Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier, hosted an exhibition consisting of 170 paintings, sculptures and installations that belong to the private collection of Heidi Göess Horten (https://hortencollection.com/collection/). The exhibition, suggestively named WOW! and curated by Agnes Husslein-Arco, is but a sample of the 500 art pieces detained…

A Seventeenth-Century​ Wood Church, Saint George Church of Dragoslavele (Argeș County, Romania)

Dragoslavele is a village located at the foothill of Leaota Mountains (Southern Carpathians), on the passage from the southern part of Romania to Transylvania. Mentioned in documents as early as fifteenth century, the village was the border where the brașoveni, the traders inhabitants of Brașov (Kronstadt) had to pay custom for entering a different economic…

Lutheran Churches of Transylvania (Locations: Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Râșnov/Rosenau, Prejmer/Tartlau, Hărman/Honigberg)

By its position, being the southeastern border of Hungarian Kingdom, and, afterwards, of the Austrian Empire, the Principality of Transylvania was a strategic place. Throughout the medieval time and early modernity, it was endowed with the mission of defence from invaders that might come from Central Asia. Of the entire Principality, a special focus would…

Otto Wagner and Teddy Bears (a Viennese stroll)

If you happen to stay on Leopoldsgasse, in Leopoldstadt, on your way to the closest underground station, Taborstraße, you may consider making a detour to Karmeliterplatz. Here, apart from the beautiful Baroque church and the waves of pigeons landing in front of it, you will be impressed by the many stylish street lights and weather…

Houses of Constanța, Romania

Constanța is a city on the coast of the Black Sea, in an area called Dobrudja (south-east Romania). The settlement bearing the name Tomis was established around 600 B.C. by the queen Tomyris who ruled over an ancient Eastern Iranian nomadic confederation. Tomis was eventually  conquered by the Romans, becoming one of the remotest borders…