The Artistic Vision of Oskar Schlemmer: Beyond the Bauhaus
Oskar Schlemmer was a German painter, designer, sculptor and choreographer associated with the Bauhaus school. He is known for his Triadic Ballet, a abstract dance production that combined motion, color, and form to create a visual and performative work of art. He also designed stage sets and costumes, and created sculptures and paintings that explored the relationships between the human form and geometric shapes. Schlemmer's work aimed to break down the boundaries between art, design, and technology, and continues to be influential in the fields of dance, theater, and modernist art.
Beautiful old Mannequins
The history of mannequins can be traced back to ancient Egypt, where they were used as tailor's dummies to display clothing. In the 19th century, mannequins became more realistic, with detailed faces and bodies. These early mannequins were often made of paper-mâché or wax and were used in department stores to display women's clothing. By the early 20th century, mannequins were made of more durable materials such as plastic and fiberglass, and their design became more anatomically accurate.
Flapper Girls: Fashion, slang and freedom
The Roaring Twenties were a decade of significant social, cultural, and economic change characterized by the flapper culture, new forms of music, parties, slang, and a sense of freedom.
Flappers were young women who defied traditional gender norms with their fashion and behavior, wearing short skirts, bobbed hair, and embracing a more carefree lifestyle. Jazz music emerged as a dominant genre and was often played at speakeasies and parties. The decade was also marked by a newfound sense of freedom, as people embraced new ways of thinking and living after the hardships of World War I.
Traditional Japanese geisha headrest
A few years ago, I found this item at a thrift store. I didn't know what it was at first and wanted to use it to photograph jewelry. But I became curious about its origin, so I started searching. It turned out to be a traditional Japanese geisha headrest
The Beauty of 1st Century Afghan Jewelry
1st Century Afghan Jewelry
Jewelry from Afghanistan in the 1st century AD has been found in several graves and excavation sites. Some of the notable jewelry items include gold and silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and diadems.
These pieces often feature intricate designs and show a mixture of Greek and Persian styles. Some of the items have also been found with precious gems such as rubies and emeralds.
The finds provide important insight into the cultural and artistic heritage of ancient Afghanistan and the region's trade connections with other parts of the ancient world.