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The enfant terrible of Renaissance Italian Art – 500 years of Tintoretto in Venice

By November 13, 2018

Tintoretto, the enfant terrible of Renaissance Italian Art has now his moment....

Delacroix at the Metropolitan

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The Majestic Paintings of Eugène Delacroix at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

By November 12, 2018

The rooms were dimly lit and majestic, and the paintings of Eugène...

  • Halloween Special

    12 Famous Funeral Paintings of Western Art

    By November 1, 2018

    Funeral practices are deeply ingrained in all cultures and hugely varied traditions around the globe reflect a wide spread of beliefs and values. On the days we remember the deceased, let’s take a look at  famous funeral paintings...

  • Dante and Virgil Dante and Virgil

    Halloween Special

    Halloween in Hell: Dante and Virgil

    By October 31, 2018

    Halloween night is this time of year when we go from light to darkness, where we can see and experience demons. For this special occasion, I want to treat you to a work that brings all of the...

  • Halloween Special

    Double Double Toil and Trouble: Witches in Art and Modern Media

    By October 30, 2018

    Tis the season….no, not of Christmas. Halloween. The time for Fall festivals, hayrides, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches. Grotesque goblins, creepy ghosts, and blood-sucking vampires; It most certainly is a spooktacular time of year. One of my favorite...

  • Halloween Special

    Art Only Exists Because Death Exists. Skulls in Art

    By October 29, 2018

    Dia de los Meurtos is about to be celebrated across Mexico. A far cry from the western commercial horror-fest of Halloween, it is a glorious celebration of life and a time to remember and honour the dead, with...

  • Painting of the Week

    Salvador Dalí, The Hallucinogenic Toreador

    By October 28, 2018

    When someone says Surrealism, I bet one of the first things that come to mind is the name of the artist Salvador Dalí, right? This is natural, as the Spaniard firmly established himself in the history of art...

  • Halloween Special

    I love you, Pumpkin!

    By October 27, 2018

    It is this time of the year where colour orange rules the world (of course when it’s not the grey skies and rain). Everything turns various shades of orange, leaves, grass and most importantly of all – the...

  • Fighting Skeletons of James Ensor Fighting Skeletons of James Ensor

    Halloween Special

    Fighting Skeletons of James Ensor

    By October 26, 2018

    We can’t let Halloween pass by without mention of the late Victorian avante-garde painter James Ensor. Often likened to Munch is his ability to convey the miseries of human experience, while often macabre his paintings are also colourfully...

  • Ancient Greece

    The A to Z of Ancient Greek Pottery Terms Pt 2

    By October 25, 2018

    And so the saga continues in our adventures of learning about Ancient Greek pottery! You will probably have noticed that I chose to skip a few letters of the alphabet in this article and the previous one on...

  • Artists' Stories

    The Gentle Scottish Painter David Allan

    By October 24, 2018

    If you like historical paintings and portraits, this article is for you. Today I want to introduce you to the Scottish painter David Allan who is known for these genres of painting. David Allan was born in Alloa in...

  • Beyoncé and Pipilotti Rist as Maenads Beyoncé and Pipilotti Rist as Maenads

    Women Artists

    This Is Madness: Beyoncé and Pipilotti Rist as Maenads

    By October 23, 2018

    Hold on, what does Beyoncé’s music clip and a modern video artwork have to do with Maenadism? She is wearing a feminine, mustard-yellow dress while walking down the street in high hills and a big smile on her...

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