• About L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped

    Project for Paris, Place de l’Étoile – Charles de Gaulle
    Photo: André Grossmann © 2019 Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation
    Photo: André Grossmann © 2019 Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation

    In 1961, three years after they met in Paris, Christo and Jeanne-Claude began creating temporary works of art in public spaces. In 1961, Christo imagined wrapping the Arc de Triomphe.

    In 1962-1963, he created a photomontage with L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, seen from Foch Avenue, and again featured the Arc de Triomphe wrapped in a collage in 1988.

    He began actively developing this project in 2017, and now 60 years later, it will finally be realized. “It will be like a living object which will move in the wind and reflect the light. With its moving folds, the monument's surface will become sensual. People will want to touch the Arc de Triomphe,”  Christo said.


  • by Mariela Saad-Delgado El Homsi
    City of Orlando Black History Month - Arts & Cultural Week

    Next week, The City Beautiful will be dedicating two virtual events to arts and culture as part of the City of Orlando Black History Month.
    We are thrilled with this initiative, and we want to share the schedule of events in which you can participate.

  • Fine Art vs Commercial Art

    How can you tell the difference?
    by Mariela Saad-Delgado El Homsi
    Fine Art vs Commercial Art
    Fine Art vs Commercial Art

    | Estimated reading time (ERT) : 1 minute, 58 seconds. Contains 394 words |


    Understanding the value of Fine Art and identifying what elements differentiate it from Commercial Art is not always an easy task, the line between both can be very thin for the inexperienced eye. 

    In this short article, we have put together a list of three questions you can ask yourself to determine what kind of art you are getting. It is also a good guide to understanding why Fine Art and Commercial Art are priced differently. 

  • Las trampas de luz de Cruz-Diez

    por Edgar Cherubini Lecuna
    Las trampas de luz de Cruz-Diez

    En el conjunto de edificios de La Défense, el más importante enclave internacional de negocios de París, se erige sobre las vías de circulación la Torre Trinity, un nuevo paradigma arquitectónico. Esta imponente estructura de 140 metros de altura y 49.000 m2 de construcción, se ha propuesto reinventar la vida de las corporaciones que ocuparán sus 33 pisos de oficinas. 

  • The Abstract Language of Carolina Guillermet

    Before talking about the Swiss-Costa Rican artist Carolina Guillermet (1979)

    and her proposals in development, it seems appropriate to take a look at the universe
    of abstraction for a moment, a tendency that transformed the vision of the world
    through art. In the first place, I turn to Kathleen Hall, a student of this movement
    who, referring to the emergence of Abstract Art at the end of the 19th century and
    especially to the founding fathers of the movement, Wassily Kandinsky, Frantisek
    Kupka, Piet Mondrian and Kazimer Malevich, expresses that these artists felt
    themselves as the messengers of a metaphysical world and communicating this
    knowledge became the goal of their art. The language with which these artists
    translated their vision of that world was abstraction: "they were scribes who painted
    what could not be said with words”. 1

  • Alí Cordero

    The Challenge of Bringing Countries Together Through the Arts
    Alí Cordero Casal, chairman of VAEA 2018 Gala
    Alí Cordero Casal, chairman of VAEA 2018 Gala

    Meeting with this "dreamer" came true thanks to the advances of technology that allowed this nice conversation with a man that, from the distance, is closer than ever to his land and to promoting initiatives that may be unthinkable in contexts overwhelmed by crisis.