Saturday, February 13, 2016

ART HAPPENING - WORLD TOUR OF THE LOD, AN ANCIENT MOSAIC FROM THE EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE

Visitors to Miami Can Experience the World Tour Exhibition "PREDATORS AND PREY A ROMAN MOSAIC from Lod, Israel

─ Archaeological Treasure’s World Tour Continues at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU, February 10 through May 15.

The exhibition’s title, “Predators and Prey,” references the marvelous menagerie of exotic animals portrayed. The mosaic is of no religious affiliation, residents at the time were mostly Pagans, Christians and Jews. The Lod Mosaic is one of the most-viewed Israeli touring exhibitions in history. When the Israel Antiquities Authority originally excavated the mosaic and opened it to the public for only one weekend, more than 30,000 people traveled to Lod to see the ancient marvel during the two-day period.


The Miami presentation of the Lod Mosaic is generously underwritten by Patricia and Phillip Frost Visitors to Miami this winter travel season has a chance to meet a true “Roman Rock Star” up close in the magnificent Lod Mosaic, a 3rd-century CE Roman Mosaic from the Eastern Roman Empire in modern-day Israel.

The exhibition will remain on view through May 15. The museum is located on the campus of Florida International University, located at 10975 S.W. 17 Street, Miami, FL 33199.






JEFFREY RUDES MENSWEAR FALL 2016

Jeffrey Rudes co-founder of denim label J-Brand has introduced his own menswear line. Jeffrey Rude's collection was highly influenced by 70's jet set and modernism.





PARKE & RONEN MENSWEAR FALL 2016

Luxury swimwear brand Parke and Ronen presented a fall collection for ski jet set.



Monday, February 08, 2016

ART HAPPENING- NRW-FORUM DUSSELDORF PRESENT HORST V. HORST

The NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, is presenting a comprehensive retrospective of Horst P. Horst. The exhibition Horst: Photographer of Style opens on February 12, 2016, and runs until May 22. German-born Horst was one of the leading photographers of the twentieth century and remains an important influence today. The exhibition is curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London, and presents 250 photographic works spanning 60 years. It includes iconic images from his time as a Vogue photographer and lesser-known projects alongside rarely seen drawings, letters, films and couture gowns.

KING OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY 
Horst creatively traversed the worlds of photography, art, fashion, design, theatre and high society. The exhibition explores his collaborations and friendships with leading couturiers such as Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in 1930s Paris; film stars including Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth; and artists and designers such as Salvador Dalí and Jean-Michel Frank. Horst found inspiration from many sources, including Classical architecture, the Bauhaus ideals of modern design, and Surrealist art. His elegant black and white studies from the 1930s show his mastery of light and shade. The creative process behind some of his most famous photographs, such as the Mainbocher Corset, is revealed through the inclusion of original contact sheets, sketches and cameras.