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The Most Bizarre Building in Scotland: Pineapple House

You likely would not connect pineapples and architecture, right? Wrong! There exists a real artistic folly, and not in Las Vegas where such a...

Magda Michalska 27 June 2022

Museum Stories

Georgia O’Keeffe in Hawaii – Voyage for Pineapples and Artistic Freedom

Georgia O’Keeffe traveled to Hawaii for three months in 1939, leaving on January and returning in April. She was not on vacation, even though she...

Howard Schwartz 27 June 2022

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Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: A Bigger Splash by David Hockney

David Hockney is one of Britain’s most well-known and influential artists. His iconic style is instantly recognizable. As you hunch over your...

Candy Bedworth 26 June 2022

Photography

David Hockney and the Camera: A Composite Polaroid Reality

Sometime before 1982, David Hockney commented, “Photography is all right if you don’t mind looking at the world from the point of view of...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2022

Contemporary Art

David Hockney and His iPad Landscapes

David Hockney is one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. He is perhaps best known for his depictions of swimming pools,...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 June 2022

Contemporary Art

David Hockney – Old Master Using Digital Art

It’s often hard to grasp what some great artists do when they turn into elderly living legends. Their works from half a century before are...

Piotr Policht 26 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: Visit Gaudí’s First House in Barcelona

When in Barcelona, don’t miss visiting Casa Vicens, the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí, the famous Catalan architect and author of the...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 June 2022

Art Travels

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

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

Review

Vivian Maier: The Self-Portrait and Its Double in Brussels

For the first time in Belgium, Bozar presents an exhibition on the work of Vivian Maier. Unknown in her lifetime, she is now recognized as one of the...

Tommy Thiange 23 June 2022

Masterpiece Stories

The Story of Girl at Mirror by Norman Rockwell

Do you know the fairytale Snow White? Girl at Mirror by Norman Rockwell would certainly be a contestant to Snow White’s wicked stepmother as...

Rute Ferreira 23 June 2022

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Louise Bourgeois, Maman, 1999, steel, bronze, marble. Stavros Niarchos Cultural Foundation, Athens, Greece. Author's photo. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Maman by Louise Bourgeois

Maman is one of the most iconic sculptures ever created. Its dimensions are monumental, and it can only be installed either outdoors or in an...

Errika Gerakiti 23 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

Art State of Mind

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