#WomensDay2018 | SELF-PORTRAIT WITH THORN NECKLACE AND HUMMINGBIRD, FRIDA KAHLO, 1940

Frida Kahlo is “the first woman to turn her body into a manifesto, to exhibit her own femininity in a manner that was direct, explicit and occasionally violent, revolutionising women’s role in art forever”. Her body becomes the means to explore themes such as gender identity, a displayed femininity (a body that becomes both sacrificial […]

MEMORIAL TO THE MURDERED JEWS OF EUROPE (OR HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL), PETER EISENMAN, 2005

The monument for the Holocaust was inaugurated in 2005, much later than the finish of the World War II, and it was designed by the architect Peter Eisenman. As Wikipedia reports, it consists of a 19,000 m2 site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or “stelae”, arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The stelae are 2.38 m long, 0.95 m […]