l’Inconnue par Man Ray

The famous photographer exponent of the surrealist movement Man Ray was particularly inspired by the portrait of the Unknown Girl from the Seine. In 1966 he made a series of photography as an illustrative apparatus for the novel Aurélien by Louis Aragon . The subject of the photographs, now preserved as original negatives at the Center...

Peepshow from the Past

Lorado Taft had bigger plans. His studio, near the south edge of the Midway, became a gathering place, studio space, and living quarters for the many artists under his tutelage, creating a modern Renaissance workshop with Taft at the head, initiating oftentimes grandiose projects in which everyone was expected to take part. One of this project was the Dream Museum,...

Hold Out! – a Norman Rockwell’s illustration

In this small oil painting, the famous American illustrator Norman Rockwell (1894 - 1978) depicts the great depression of 1929. A man with a pretentious appearance and the dropped air holds two plaster busts. The man is working as a delivery man and his clothing is comprised of ordinary non-coordinated slacks, jacket, and vest over...

Kline of Blue

How Make the International Kline Blue to Paint a Plaster Cast. Maybe few people know that IKB is the abbreviation for the International Kline Blue, the most famous blue used by the French artist Yves Kline, starting from 1954. The patent number 63471 issued on may 19 1960 at institut national de la propriété industrielle protecting...