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Tina Modotti. A Woman of Her Time

By September 18, 2019

Tina Modotti is a photographer whose path parallels the great moments of...

Museums And Exhibitions

Make Everywhere Our New York: Keith Haring Exhibition to Inspire Liverpool Millennials

By September 17, 2019

Why do Keith Haring’s works still matter in 2019? With Brexit approaching...

  • Latin American Art

    The Largest Mural on Earth

    By September 16, 2019

    Early Fall, for students around the world, means one thing: back to school, back to writing papers, and exam preparations. For students of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), it means back to Ciudad Universitaria, the beautiful...

  • Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: Jean-Antoine Watteau, Pilgrimage to the Isle of Cythera

    By September 15, 2019

    Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684 – 1721) was the most influential French painter of the 18th century. His painting Pilgrimage to the Isle of Cythera captures the frivolity and sensuousness of Rococo painting, but it also captures the stages and...

  • Peonies (detail) by Matilda Browne Peonies (detail) by Matilda Browne

    Women Artists

    Matilda Browne, a Forgotten Female Impressionist

    By September 14, 2019

    Matilda Browne (1869-1947) was a successful artist in the early 20th century, but unfortunately, few people know her name or her art today. Matilda Browne showed promising artistic talent early in her life. Growing up in Newark, New...

  • Romanticism

    When Romanticism Meets Eruptions: Volcanoes in Paintings

    By September 13, 2019

    Active volcanoes are great places to visit, but the danger of a potential eruption is always there. When some of them erupted with artists as viewers, it led to spectacular paintings. Those demonstrations of the power of nature...

  • Indian Art

    Lakshmi in Art. The Goddess of Wealth

    By September 12, 2019

    Lakshmi is a prominent Hindu deity who is also revered by Buddhists and Jains. Her eminent position in the Hindu pantheon emanates not only from her role as the wife of Vishnu (the preserver of the Hindu trinity) but...

  • Artists' Stories

    The Dystopian Surrealism of Zdzislaw Beksinski

    By September 11, 2019

    There are many fans of gruesome and gore art who are attracted to the dystopian surrealism of Zdzisław Beksiński. After all, he created such a gothic, haunting and stressful ambience in his paintings, making it hard to look...

  • Artists' Stories

    Getting Your Teeth into Goya

    By September 10, 2019

    Goya was not a happy man when he painted Saturn Devouring His Son, some time between 1819 and 1823. By the time he created this painting, illness had made him deaf and his wife was dying, enough for any...

  • Bodies And Erotic Art

    Venus Vincit Omnia. Venus in Art

    By September 9, 2019

    Venus (also known by her Greek name Aphrodite) is the Goddess of Love. We’ve explored some famous Venus’ here. Next, Velázquez’s portrait put her onto the list of contenders for “Best Bums in Art.” Then there’s a discussion...

  • Ocean Breezes (detail) by Edward Henry Potthast Ocean Breezes (detail) by Edward Henry Potthast

    Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: Edward Henry Potthast, Ocean Breezes

    By September 8, 2019

    This week’s Painting of the Week is Ocean Breezes by Edward Henry Potthast. It’s a wonderfully vivid work, showing two girls and their mother caught up in the breeze at the beach. Standing in front of it, I...

  • Indian Modern Sculptors Indian Modern Sculptors


    Five Indian Modern Sculptors

    By September 7, 2019

    Modernism in India did straddle, sneaking lopsided avenue from the ancient to the present. The post-colonial art is typically mentioned as Modern art because many Indian artists had begun their sojourn of westernised abstract expressionism. India became independent...

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