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Who Was the Real Santa? The Feast of Saint Nicholas

North American Art

The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Thomas Nast’s Santa Claus

Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, Old St. Nick, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Papa Noel, Weihnachtsmann. Whatever your culture is, he is a man of many...

Rachel Witte 6 December 2021

North American Art

Vintage Claus Is Coming to Town

Today is Saint Nicholas Day, a holiday children across the world love because they get little treats if they are good (look up the Dutch version of...

Magda Michalska 6 December 2021

North American Art

Haddon Sundblom: The Artist Behind the Coca-Cola Santa Claus

Various illustrated depictions of the old St. Nicholas, or Bishop of Myra, have existed for centuries, bringing to life his story. Yet, in the end,...

Maria Frazzoni 6 December 2021

Photography

Ed Wheeler’s Santa Classics: Santa Claus and Masterpieces

Photographer Ed Wheeler has been dressing up as Santa Claus for years and posing in hilarious compositions. He started over  20 years ago with...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 December 2021

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Vanitas painting with dark background. On the table are flowers, a scalloped dish filled with almonds, dates, and raisins, and pretzels on a pewter dish. There is also a pewter urn, a gold goblet, and wine glass filled with a red liquid. Long Read

Women of the Dutch Golden Age

The art produced during the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age is known for its beautiful genre scenes, landscapes, and still lifes. But the...

Lauren Kraut 6 December 2021

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David Hockney at Bozar, Brussels

This year, and for the first time since 1992, David Hockney is back in Brussels. A major retrospective of one of the most famous painters alive. The...

Guest Profile 6 December 2021

North American Art

The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Thomas Nast’s Santa Claus

Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, Old St. Nick, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Papa Noel, Weihnachtsmann. Whatever your culture is, he is a man of many...

Rachel Witte 6 December 2021

North American Art

Vintage Claus Is Coming to Town

Today is Saint Nicholas Day, a holiday children across the world love because they get little treats if they are good (look up the Dutch version of...

Magda Michalska 6 December 2021

North American Art

Haddon Sundblom: The Artist Behind the Coca-Cola Santa Claus

Various illustrated depictions of the old St. Nicholas, or Bishop of Myra, have existed for centuries, bringing to life his story. Yet, in the end,...

Maria Frazzoni 6 December 2021

The Palace Museum interior, Beijing, China - 7 amazing Chinese museums Museum Stories

7 Amazing Chinese Museums

While China is still generally closed to international travel, we can always virtually explore the great museums it has to offer. China has hundreds...

Joanna Kaszubowska 6 December 2021

Photography

Ed Wheeler’s Santa Classics: Santa Claus and Masterpieces

Photographer Ed Wheeler has been dressing up as Santa Claus for years and posing in hilarious compositions. He started over  20 years ago with...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 December 2021

Review

The Lens of Women between 1920 and 1950

The New Woman behind the Camera exhibition, on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., until January 30, 2022, seeks to expand the...

Guest Profile 6 December 2021

Women Artists

Mary Cassatt: The Story of the American Impressionist

Mary Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker who developed her skills by studying, working, and living in France. She was one of only three...

Marija Canjuga 6 December 2021

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Travel to the Heart of the Andes with Frederic Edwin Church

Heart of the Andes is one truly impressive landscape painting. Frederic Edwin Church‘s crowning achievement depicts scenery he saw during his...

Alexandra Kiely 6 December 2021

Contemporary Art

Disney Figures in Art That Make You Think Twice

Who doesn’t like Disney characters? They are cute, sweet, and adorable. They also represent an ideal image and simplify our world view.

Michel Rutten 5 December 2021

Theater & Cinema

Beautiful Art References in Disney Movies

For Disney’s acolytes, spotting hidden references that link different movies brings more excitement and joy than unwrapping presents. But what if...

Giordana Goretti 5 December 2021

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Enchanting World of the Russian Tale: Seven Disney Characters in Russian Art

All of us watched Disney cartoons in our childhood and many people re-watch them even into adulthood. However, the original plots appeared in early...

Kateryna Martynova 5 December 2021

Women Artists

Mary Cassatt’s Feminist Mural Which Has Gone Missing

Mary Cassatt was a well-known Impressionist who often illustrated motherhood and traditional female activities in the 19th century. However, when she...

Magda Michalska 4 December 2021

Women Artists

Matilda Browne, a Forgotten Female Impressionist

Matilda Browne (1869-1947) was a successful artist in the early 20th century, but unfortunately, few people know her name or her art...

Alexandra Kiely 4 December 2021

Women Artists

Fanny Brate: A Forgotten Painter of Everyday Art

Fanny Brate was born in Stockholm in 1861. Showing great potential from a young age, she started taking drawing and painting classes when she was...

Gokce Dyson 4 December 2021

Women Artists

Eva Gonzalès: Female Impressionist in the Shadows

While Eva Gonzalès’ privileged upbringing and supportive family afforded her the opportunities to grow in her artistic abilities and broaden...

Rachel Witte 4 December 2021

Women Artists

Four Women Impressionists You Shouldn’t Forget

Impressionism is not only limited to Monet, Renoir, and Degas. There were four women Impressionists who were all the members of the same circle and...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 December 2021

Artist Stories

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Life Is Beautiful

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born over 150 years ago in Albi, France. He wanted to be a doctor or a surgeon but due to illness became a painter. Art...

Petra Dragasevic 3 December 2021

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Julian Stanczak and His Abstract Life

You may think that experiences such as forced labor in Siberia, losing the nerves in his dominant arm, or ending up in a refugee camp would have...

Magda Michalska 3 December 2021

Artist Stories

Painter’s Biggest Fear: The Blindness of Claude Monet

The eyes of an artist put to the service of art can reveal to us an unspeakable world which is however very present around us. But what does this...

Christopher Michaut 3 December 2021

Artist Stories

The Mysterious Pinturas Negras Reveal Goya’s Darkest Secrets

There are already several articles that treat in detail the life and works of Francisco Goya. If you want to learn about his career or most famous...

Magda Michalska 3 December 2021

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 3 December 2021

Review

Latin American and Latinx Art: Vida, Muerte, Justicia. Life, Death, Justice

24 local, national, and international artists presented an intersectional show discussing social and racial justice themes relevant to Latin...

Guest Profile 2 December 2021