We Show You Why You Must See ‘The Commonly Owned’ Exhibition In OsloMarch 14, 2018
Never been to Oslo? It’s the high time to visit, especially that a new exhibition featuring the most important Norwegian artists has recently opened at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo and will run until April, 29. It was curated by...
Stanley Spencer. A Cookham Homebird with Broken WingsFebruary 22, 2018
A recent documentary that was filmed with the help and support of Stanley Spencer’s two daughters, revealed the personal anguishes the family endured due to the breakdown of Spencer’s and the importance of their home in Cookham. Spencer...
The Abstract Waves Of Cornwall: St Ives SchoolFebruary 5, 2018
Just before the outbreak of the WW2, a small town in Cornwall, UK, became a haven for British artists. Built of granite and surrounded on three sides by the ocean, it was a perfect spot for painters because the...
Everything You Should Know About OrientalismJanuary 12, 2018
Nineteenth-century Europeans were fascinated by Near East and North Africa. Everything began roughly around the time of the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt when fantasies about the ‘other’ served to justify the colonial expansions. As Napoleonic troops brought foreign...
Spot The Rug: Ottoman Carpets In Renaissance PaintingsNovember 8, 2017
Art history has always been inseparable from international trade exchanges and mingling of nations and cultures. Manuscripts, works of art, decorative objects, jewellery, household items…. They all crossed borders and always had an impact on the place of arrival (although not...
5 Most Beautiful Libraries You Should KnowOctober 24, 2017
Shout-out to all students! With the exams approaching, sometimes I find myself spending more time in the library than at home… Or do you know this feeling of outrage when you have your favorite seat and somebody dares to...
The Art of Mihrab – little masterpieces of Islamic artOctober 11, 2017
What is a mihrab? It’s a typically semi-circular niche in the mosque. It’s usually inserted in the centre of the Quibla wall, the wall which points towards Mecca, the holy direction of Muslim prayer. With time, mihrabs turned from...
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