Andy Warhol on Beauty

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait with Skull

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait with Skull

Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – 1987) spent his whole life looking for the most effective ways to create art. And although, when he finished his school education had serious intentions to study art and become a professor, his eccentricity led him to study commercial art, marking his career forever. Continue reading

Yves Saint Laurent answers the Proust Questionnaire

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Yves Saint Laurent (August 1, 1936 – 2008) was always an admirer of elegance. Therefore, a Marcel Proust admirer. There can’t be a complete understanding of the designer if Proust influence is not considered. Yves Saint Laurent lived surrounded by Proust, from his literary works to the constant reference of the writer’s world. He bought Château Gabriel, the palace where he lived with Pierre Berge, in the late 70s because Proust had been a frequent guest of Gaston Gallimard, one of its previous owners. So, when he acquired the villa, he named every room after a Remembrance of Things Past‘s character—his own room was Mr. Swann’s. Continue reading

Martin Scorsese on Kubrick’s The Shining

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Stanley Kubrick—born on July 26, 1928—is one of the most influential directors of all time. He directed various controversial films, such as Paths of Glory (1957), Lolita (1962), and A Clockwork Orange (1971), besides some masterpieces like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and The Shining (1980). By the time he released The Shining, he already was a renowned filmmaker. Let’s see what Martin Scorsese thought about this particular film after 86 years of Kubrick’s born date.  Continue reading