Pablo Picasso’s Dormeur

An observant and deliberate painter, Vermeer produced only 36 known works in his lifetime, while many of his contemporaries completed hundreds. Like his peers, he mostly depicted scenes of ordinary life, later called “genre” painting, often of women at daily tasks. Notable examples include Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window (c. 1657) and […]

A Whirlwind Dadaist and Surrealist

The Dada movement in Cologne, Germany had its heyday between 1918 to 1922 and was headed up by Max Ernst, Theodor Baargeld and Hans Arp. The trio became a sensation in the city by stirring up all sorts of controversies, one of which was Die Schammade publication, and they held a string of exhibitions that […]