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The Dreamy World of Marc Chagall

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Where You Can See Marc Chagall’s Stained Glass Windows

When I went to see the Reims Cathedral, I didn’t expect to find Marc Chagall’s stained glass windows in a centuries-old church.

Magda Michalska 7 July 2022

Love Story

The Flying Lovers, Bella and Marc Chagall

A love story is always a good read, especially if it’s such a magical and touching history as that of Bella and Marc Chagall. Unfortunately...

Magda Michalska 7 July 2022

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Marxist, Nationalist, Feminist: The Art and Politics of Frida Kahlo

Marxist, Nationalist, Feminist – these are the words that describe not only the political convictions but also the artwork of Frida Kahlo. Although...

Kacper Grass 6 July 2022

Fashion

Dress Like an Artist: Frida Kahlo’s Unique Style

Frida Kahlo is one of those women who are instantly recognizable. Even though she lived in the first half of the 20th century, she still evokes a...

Ledys Chemin 6 July 2022

Review

Book Review: Frida Kahlo’s Unimaginable Life

Fridamania is contagious. Reading the Frida Kahlo book written by Hettie Judah almost drags us to the brink of melancholic stroke despite being armed...

Urvi Chheda 6 July 2022

Women Artists

Frida Kahlo and the Symbolism in Her Art

Frida Kahlo, who lived during the first half of the 20th century changed art history. She put her own dreams into her work. She had many ups and...

Emre Kagitci 6 July 2022

Photography

Rare Childhood Photos of Frida Kahlo

Have you ever imagined what artists looked like when they were kids? Well, in this case, you don’t even have to use your imagination. Frida...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 July 2022

Women Artists

The Mirror and the Palette: 500 Years of Women’s Self Portraits

A review of the book The Mirror and the Palette. Rebellion, Revolution, and Resilience: Five Hundred Years of Women’s Self Portraits by...

Candy Bedworth 5 July 2022

Jean Jullien, monograph, 2022, Contemporary Art

Joyful Jean Jullien: New Monograph Review

Review of a new monograph by Jean Jullien, published by Phaidon Press. This gorgeous new book is a joyful summer read!

Candy Bedworth 5 July 2022

Lady with an Ermine cover Review

What the Ermine Saw. The Dark History Behind Lady with an Ermine

What the Ermine Saw: The Extraordinary Journey of Leonardo da Vinci’s Most Mysterious Portrait by Eden Collinsworth (Doubleday, May 24, 2022)...

Alexandra Kiely 5 July 2022

Artifacts. Fascinating Facts about Art, Artists, and the Art World. Phaidon Review

Book Review: ARTIFACTS – Fascinating Facts About Art, Artists, and the Art World

Technically, artworks should stand on their own but let’s be honest; we’re all just humans. A good anecdote or a quirky detail about the...

Joanna Kaszubowska 5 July 2022

Review

Muse: Uncovering the Hidden Figures in Art History – Review

Muse – Uncovering the Hidden Figures Behind Art History’s Masterpieces by Ruth Millington is a fascinating book that aims, and one could even...

Aniela Rybak 5 July 2022

Painting

Murder on Canvas: How Artists Portrayed the Ultimate Taboo

To quote the novelist Aldous Huxley “It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats...

Wendy Gray 4 July 2022

North American Art

Chairs, Neon Lights and Philosophy: The Conceptual Art of Joseph Kosuth

Imagine the following situation: it’s a Sunday and you decide to go and visit a museum. A great idea for an afternoon with family, you’d...

Rute Ferreira 4 July 2022

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Emil Jakob Schindler, Forest Lane near Schärfling, 1890, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Forest Lane near Schärfling by Emil Jakob Schindler

Forest Lane near Schärfling by Emil Jakob Schindler is a masterpiece of Austrian Impressionism. It is an enchanting place where natural wilderness...

James W Singer 4 July 2022

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Edith Somerville: Author, Artist, and Activist

Edith Somerville lived as full a life as anyone. Having the financial means, she led a life with no barriers as an unmarried author of several books,...

Lauren Kraut 4 July 2022

Design

Famous Chairs That Changed the Way We Sit

Apparently sitting is the new smoking and it will slowly kill us all. But given our current reality, we don’t have that much choice about it. One...

Joanna Kaszubowska 4 July 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Little Girl in a Blue Armchair by Mary Cassatt

Mary Stevenson Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she became friends with Edgar Degas...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 July 2022

Symbolism

Magnificent Mountain Landscapes by Ferdinand Hodler

Ferdinand Hodler was the most influential Swiss artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hodler’s beautiful mountain landscapes were,...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 July 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Travelers Among Mountains and Streams by Fan Kuan

The Song Dynasty ruled China for over three centuries from 960 to 1279. During this time, Song China was the most technologically advanced society in...

James W Singer 3 July 2022

Painting

Arenig School: Wild Bohemians and Welsh Mountains

Welcome to a rollicking adventure with the Arenig School of automatic painting starring Augustus John, James Dickson Innes, and Derwent Lees. Arenig...

Candy Bedworth 3 July 2022

Artist Stories

Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War

“Vorticism, in fact, was what I, personally, did and said at a certain period”. These are the words of the 20th century’s most...

Wendy Gray 2 July 2022

Art History 101

Everything You Must Know About the Manifesto of Futurism

Futurism is one of those avant-garde movements of the 20th century which left its mark on modern art. The center of interest of Futurists was the...

Zuzanna Stańska 2 July 2022

Painting

Before Boccioni Turned Futurist

Very few artists developed their styles early in their careers. Most of them searched for new means of expression their entire lives, often making...

Magda Michalska 2 July 2022

Fashion

How Italian Futurism Influenced Fashion

During the 20th century Italian Futurist artists, thinkers, and like-minded creators such as Balla, Depero, or Thayaht paid attention to fashion.

Caroline Galambosova 2 July 2022

Women Artists

Alexandra Exter: Multi-Talented Cubo-Futurist in Paris

Alexandra Exter was a painter and designer of the Russian and Ukrainian avant-garde. Her work isn’t limited to just one genre or movement. She...

Errika Gerakiti 2 July 2022