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Museums & Exhibitions

Mantegna and Bellini – Brothers in Art?

By December 10, 2018

With this exhibition, the National Gallery in London aims to explore the...

Adolph Menzel, The Iron Rolling Mill

Painting of the Week

Adolph Menzel, The Iron Rolling Mill (Modern Cyclopes)

By December 9, 2018

The 19th century, the age of steel and steam, witnessed not only...

  • Impressionism

    Wilhelm Hansen’s Impressionist Collection that Denmark Refused to Buy

    By December 8, 2018

    On the 14th September 1918, Wilhelm Hansen founded one of the finest collections of Impressionist painting in Europe in his summer house not far from Copenhagen. Yet, just four years later his bank went bankrupt and Hansen was...

  • Ancient

    Blues of Bablyon: The Ishtar Gate

    By December 7, 2018

    Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian city (modern day Iraq) existed from 18th century to 6th century BCE. Since that time its legend has generated many myths – the Hanging Gardens, the Tower of Babel, and biblical interpretations added to...

  • Special Occasion & News

    The Art Behind the Image of Santa Claus

    By December 6, 2018

    Various illustrated depictions of the old St. Nicholas, bishop of Myra, have existed for centuries bringing to life his story. Yet, in the end, only one picture spread across different cultures to fix the image of the holiday icon we...

  • Expressionism

    The Dreaming Youths: A Children’s Book That Parents Would Hide From Their Kids

    By December 5, 2018

    As many other Oskar Kokoschka’s works, also this one met with mixed feelings from the public. In the end, it was meant to be a children’s picture-book, but its images were penetrated with sensuality and eroticism, too ‘adult’...

  • Art State of Mind

    5 Masterpieces with Multiple Versions

    By December 4, 2018

    Authenticity and originality are invaluable aspects of any work of art. But across pages of art history, we can find artworks and masterpieces with multiple versions, and we immediately ask ourselves, why is this? The most common reason...

  • Singapore's First Minimalism Retrospective Singapore's First Minimalism Retrospective

    Museums & Exhibitions

    Singapore’s First Minimalism Retrospective

    By December 3, 2018

    Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. is a new exhibition which showcases Minimalist art from its beginnings in the 1950s up to the 21st century. For the first time ever a Minimalism exhibition is being held in Southeast Asia. Minimalism: Space....

  • Painting of the Week

    Georges Seurat, The Lighthouse at Honfleur

    By December 2, 2018

    Our Painting of the Week is The Lighthouse at Honfleur by Georges Seurat. Since December 2 is Seurat’s birthday, let’s learn a little more about what made his paintings so unique. The first thing you’ll probably notice about...

  • Black women in Western art Black women in Western art

    21st century

    Where is the Queen? Black Women in Western Art

    By December 1, 2018

    For centuries, black women appeared in Western art as slaves, servants or exotic novelties. But as regal queens and leaders? Shamefully not.  Let us remember the woman bearing flowers in the background of Manet’s famous nude Olympia of...

  • Food

    Autumnal Still Lifes for a Tasty Goodbye to Autumn

    By November 30, 2018

    I know, I know, astronomical winter begins on the 21st of December but since Thanksgiving and Black Friday are over and all shops have changed their display windows to a reindeer mode, while some people have already put...

  • Museums & Exhibitions

    Intimacy with Egon Schiele at Fondation Louis Vuitton

    By November 29, 2018

    Have you ever been under the impression that a piece of art you’re looking at is so powerful that it can subvert the roles of a viewer and a subject? That suddenly it’s you who becomes the observed,...

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