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Antoni Gaudí and Barcelona: The World Heritage Route

Antoni Gaudí is Catalonia’s most renowned architect and interior designer. For most of his life he was bound to the Catalan capital,...

Kacper Grass 25 June 2022

Antoni, Gaudí, Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain, My Modern Met Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudí

Today’s modern construction techniques allow us to build huge structures in just a few months or years. For example, the Shard in London was built...

Joanna Kaszubowska 25 June 2022

Museum Stories

Casa Vicens: Gaudí’s First Masterpiece in Barcelona

Antoni Gaudí, the famous Catalan architect who designed the great Sagrada Família in Barcelona, has his own museum in the Casa Vicens. The building...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 June 2022

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Art State of Mind

Midsummer – An Old Pagan Tradition in Scandinavian Art

The summer solstice in June is celebrated throughout several cultures. The Scandinavian culture is no exception to that. Initially tied to pagan...

Merve Parla 24 June 2022

Literature

An Artistic Tour of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Regardless of the time of the year, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the first things that come to mind when the word...

Ledys Chemin 24 June 2022

Expressionism

The Amazing Midnight Sun in Paintings: Edvard Munch’s Summer Nights

Edvard Munch was fascinated by the Norwegian summer light which evokes both tranquillity and anxiety, two feelings that Munch tried to capture in his...

Magda Michalska 24 June 2022

Artist Stories

Gluck – No Prefix, No Suffix Queer Artist

Since we celebrate Pride month in June, I want to join in the promotion of tolerance and raising awareness of the prejudices faced by LGBTQ+ people.

Magda Michalska 23 June 2022

Artist Stories

More Than Fifty Shades of Grey in the Grey Life of Romaine Brooks

The story of Romaine Brooks could have been a story of success, luxury, and the easy life since she was born into a very wealthy American family (her...

Magda Michalska 23 June 2022

Review

The Original Guerilla Girls: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore. Book Review

If I asked for your top 10 political artists, does Claude Cahun spring to mind? Marcel Moore? No, I guessed as much. But these two art activists had...

Candy Bedworth 23 June 2022

Artist Stories

Claude Cahun. A Surrealist Queer Prophet

Claude Cahun famously said “Masculine? Feminine? It depends on the situation. Neuter is the only gender that always suits me.”...

Candy Bedworth 23 June 2022

Contemporary Art

Modern Transgender Art

While individuals who identify as transgender have existed for a very long time, the concept is still a taboo topic in many fields – including art...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 23 June 2022

Post-Impressionism

Gwen John: A Converted Artist

Have you ever heard of Gwen John before? She was a painter from Wales following the Post-Impressionist style. The compositions of her artworks are...

Magda Michalska 22 June 2022

Post-Impressionism

Gwen John in Post-Impressionist Paris

A glimpse into the life of the Welsh daughter who ran away to Paris to paint. Let us follow Gwen John in Post-Impressionist Paris. Gwendoline Mary...

Candy Bedworth 22 June 2022

Impressionism

Joaquín Sorolla: The Luminosity of the Mediterranean

If you love, like me, summer light, long vacation days, walks on the beach, and lying on the sand with a good book in your hand, these paintings by...

Andra Patricia Ritisan 21 June 2022

Kitty Kielland, Summer Night, 1886, oil on canvas, Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo, Norway. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Summer Night by Kitty Kielland

Kitty Kielland is one of the many talented female artists that have been erased from modern social consciousness. She was a brilliant painter of...

James W Singer 21 June 2022

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10 Ways to Spend the Summer, Inspired by Art

Art suggests and indicates many things to a perceptive viewer. We believe it can also be the perfect influencer when it comes to current trends,...

Giordana Goretti 21 June 2022

Art State of Mind

We Are All Summertime Venuses: Beach Bodies in Art

Venus, who wouldn’t envy her? She is the embodiment of beauty, sexuality, and love. She is perhaps the most often depicted woman in art...

Magda Michalska 21 June 2022

Art Travels

Top 7 Summer Destinations Inspired by Art

Are you still undecided of where to go on vacation this summer? Check out the top seven favourite summer destinations inspired by art and find a...

Magda Michalska 21 June 2022

Fauvism

Rik Wouters – Genius of Light and Color

Have you heard of Rik Wouters? He is Belgium’s best-known Fauvist, renowned for the stunning colors in his paintings. His works have often been...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 June 2022

Migrants. Banksy, Migrant Child, 2019, Island of Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy. Contemporary Art

World Refugee Day: Banksy on the Side of Migrants

Banksy is an artist who became famous all over the world for his clever political and social graffiti. He always denounces injustice, inequality, and...

Camilla de Laurentis 20 June 2022

Sonia Delaunay, Triptych, 1963, Tate Gallery, London Ukraine Special

5 Artists You Didn’t Know Were Born in Ukraine

From dancing colors to a kinetic steel monument, discover the lives and works of five influential and international modern artists – each of whom...

Emily Snow 20 June 2022

Contemporary Art

Anselm Kiefer’s Burning Writings in Doge’s Palace in Venice

Apart from the Biennale that is taking place in the Venetian Giardini at the moment, Venice never ceases to offer stunning exhibition spaces for...

Magda Michalska 20 June 2022

Expressionism

Helios Gómez: Romani Revolutionary

Romani artist Helios Gómez produced some of the most striking Spanish avant-garde graphics in the first half of the 20th century. However, he also...

Candy Bedworth 20 June 2022

Book cover Review

Book Review: A History of the World (In Dingbats)

A History of the World (In Dingbats), David Byrne’s new book of illustrations, is a charming and hopeful look at the past, present, and possible...

Louisa Mahoney 20 June 2022

Women Artists

Home and Migration in the Artworks of Zarina Hashmi

Zarina Hashmi (1937–2020), was an Indian-American artist and printmaker based in New York City. She was known by her professional name, Zarina.

Anuradha Sroha 20 June 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Fish Magic by Paul Klee

Fish Magic is a mysterious and very fascinating work by Swiss-born German artist Paul Klee, a painter who balanced on the verge of a few modern art...

Kate Wojtczak 19 June 2022

Painting

Autumn Atmosphere in Paul Klee’s Paintings

I really like the season of autumn, especially because of its color palette: reddish and yellowish leaves, beige coats, green wellies, orange...

Magda Michalska 19 June 2022