Inspiration is the key!
Among the innovative avant-garde movements that rose in popularity in the first decades of the twentieth century, Futurism was always seen as the major force in the bunch. Even retrospectively, … Continue reading
In the last part of this series, the Bright Old Oak will dedicate this blog post to the Ancient Library of Alexandria. The term ‘abstract‘ does not really grasp the … Continue reading
Had things gone a different way, we would see Saint Petersburg with a different eye. Instead of the huge buildings of the Hermitage Museum, this never-been-built tower might have become … Continue reading
While the first two examples of “abstract architecture” that were featured in this blog were actually built or started, we can say the Crystal Palace was a very well established … Continue reading
Our journey in the world that never was, is today taking us to Berlin. The German capital is today a modern city, its architecture reflects all of the recent evolution … Continue reading
The arts have been inspiring each other for years, centuries, millenniums. “Ekphrasis” is what we call the process of describing a work of art in graphical vocabulary, with John Keats’s … Continue reading
It’s not too long ago that most people had no idea what the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood was. It was only in the last few decades that this collective was given the … Continue reading