Ernst Ludwig Kirchner – Self Portrait as a Soldier (1915)

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner – Self Portrait as a Soldier (1915)

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (6 May 1880 – 15 June 1938) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or “The Bridge”, a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism … Continue reading

Walter Gropius, Emery Roth & Sons, Pietro Belluschi – MetLife Building (1963)

Walter Gropius, Emery Roth & Sons, Pietro Belluschi – MetLife Building (1963)

The MetLife Building is a skyscraper located at 200 Park Avenue at East 45th Street above Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Built in 1958–63 as the Pan Am Building, then headquarters of Pan American World Airways, … Continue reading

Paul Cézanne – The Card Players (1895)

Paul Cézanne – The Card Players (1895)

The Card Players is a series of oil paintings. One version was sold in 2011 to the Royal Family of Qatar for a price estimated at between $250 million and $300 million, making it the most expensive work of art … Continue reading

Joseph Maria Olbrich – Vienna Secession Building (1897)

Joseph Maria Olbrich – Vienna Secession Building (1897)

message written at entrance = “Der Zeit ihre Kunst. Der Kunst ihre Freiheit.” = “To every age its art. To art its freedom.” The Vienna Secession was formed in 1897 by a group of Austrian artists who had resigned from … Continue reading