Nikos Gyftakis Self Portrait

Dancing Faces

From a distance, you see the semblance of a face. Upon closer inspection, its features become swirling distortions reminiscent of a topographical map – an amalgamation of winding lines of various colors. This is the hallucinatory technique of Greek artist Nikos Gyftakis, a master of psychedelic portraiture. From the perspective of Gyftakis, time never stagnates,…

5 Exhibitions not to miss in Switzerland

I’ve been living in Switzerland for almost three years now and I really enjoy looking for cultural gems that this country has to offer. Did you know that Basel alone offers more than 40 museums? And Basel only has 117,000 inhabitants, while the city of Milan has 1,350,000 inhabitants (almost ten times larger than Basel),…

Steve McCurry - Festival of Ganesh Mumbai, India 1996

Steve McCurry – Icons

Forse una delle immagini più iconiche del XX secolo, la ragazza afghana di Steve McCurry, ha catturato il mondo con il suo sguardo magnetico e i grandi occhi verdi di Sharbat Gula, giovane donna che McCurry incontrò in un campo profughi a Peshawar, in Pakistan, nel 1984, durante l’occupazione sovietica in l’Afghanistan. Il ritratto è…