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How To Take Care Of Your Hair: 5 Tips Inspired By Zinaida Serebriakova Artworks

By March 16, 2018

Since we are in the month dedicated to women, what do you...

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George Tooker: A Purveyor of Modern Alienation and Despair

By March 15, 2018

When the American figurative painter, George Tooker died in 2011, The New...

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    Maurizio Cattelan And His Golden "America"

    By February 4, 2018

    Couple of days ago the White House asked Guggenheim Museum to borrow a painting “Landscape With Snow” by Vincent van Gogh for the President and Melania Trump’s private living quarters. Guggenheim said no and proposed something completely different: an 18-karat,...

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    The beautiful self-portraits of Abigail de Andrade

    By February 3, 2018

    The history of art is full of fascinating female artists: Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, Tarsila do Amaral, Tamara de Lempicka… Now, I would like to present another one, who produced beautiful self-portraits: the Brazilian painter Abigail de Andrade. Most...

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    Picasso, Monet And Pigeons – An Unlikely Trio

    By February 2, 2018

    Have you ever wished you could teach your parrot or canary some new tricks? Clearly, the Japanese scientists – Shigeru Watanabe, Junko Sakamoto and Masumi Wakita from Keio University had the same idea. In a paper published in...

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    Paula Modersohn-Becker: The Unknown Expressionist

    By February 1, 2018

    Some time ago, while writing an article about moustaches in paintings, I came across a fascinating German Expressionist who was not part of the famous Die Brucke group. All the more, this painter was a woman which in...

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    When Earth Is A Polka Dot

    By January 31, 2018

    Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation, but is also active in painting, performance, film, fashion, poetry, fiction and other arts. During the 1960s she was a part of the New...

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    The History of Amedeo Modigliani’s Portraits

    By January 30, 2018

    Amedeo Clemente Modigliani, the infamous early 20th-century Italian-Jewish painter and sculptor who developed a unique, modern style in the artistic quartiers of Paris, is particularly noted for his portrayal of people – including nudes – with a characteristic and easily recognizable...

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    Tiepolo: The Last Venetian Master

    By January 29, 2018

    Mainland Italy is a perfect country for frescoe production since it is dominated by a dry climate which preserves frescoes very well. Venice, however, is too damp for that. Is that a reason why Venetian painters came up with...

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    Jackson Pollock: The Face Of Abstract Expressionism

    By January 28, 2018

    A man walks on his creation, a fragmentary and chaotic creation. But it is an elaborate, creative and almost romantic chaos. He’s in love with his canvas. This man is Jackson Pollock. Jackson Pollock’s paintings represent a great...

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    The Real Story of the Goddess Gifs

    By January 27, 2018

    People are going crazy over these goddess gifs – twenty-four ancient female statues shaking what their mothers gave them. Artist Nina Paley created the gifs for one of her projects (you can see them here). They’re fun, clever, and a bit inappropriate, so it’s...

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    Jewellery in Rossetti’s paintings

    By January 26, 2018

    Each jewellery in Rossetti’s paintings worn by his models wasn’t invented but copied from actual accessories from the artist’s collection. Pieces were carefully selected to complement the garment, color and other aesthetic features of the painting. Rossetti kept...

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