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The Story of Norman Rockwell’s Forgotten ModelMarch 27, 2021
Much has been written about many of Norman Rockwell’s neighbors who posed as models for his many illustrations and Saturday Evening Post covers. Now 86, but looking decades younger, Cathy Burow, née Smith, laughs about her fleeting...
Celebrities of the Floating WorldMarch 17, 2021
Celebrities of the floating world is the first Romanian exhibition of a private ukiyo-e collection and one of the very few of its kind in the world. In addition, it is the first that all main...
19th Century Parisian Advertising Posters on the 21st Century WallsFebruary 25, 2021
Parisian advertising posters have proven to be an essential element of the retro aesthetic. Reminiscent of the lifestyle of its time, this form of visual expression tells the tale of society and its evolution. Vintage Parisian...
Eli Rezkallah: I Created My Own Fantasy WorldFebruary 11, 2021
We all know the iconic lyrics for the James Brown song “It’s a Man’s Man’s World”. Since 1966 it reminds us that the world has always been of men, in the wake of an America in...
The Image of Discord: Pisanello’s Medal of John VIII PalaiologosJanuary 12, 2021
Antoni di Pisanello’s most famous medal conceals a story of schism, war, and the end of an era. A small piece with a huge history. The 15th-century artist Antonio di Pisanello is best-known for his detailed...
Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, MirandaJanuary 10, 2021
Miranda, from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest is the subject of a painting by John William Waterhouse. She has been detained on an island, together with her father, Prospero, for almost twelve years. This happened as a...
Art State of Mind
10 Facts about The Last Supper by Leonardo You Should KnowJanuary 6, 2021
The legendary 15th-century painter Leonardo da Vinci has an impressive legacy of artwork that leaves people astonished and awestruck even today. The maestro left behind a huge number of artworks and sculptures that played a pivotal role...
The Symbol of Sagittarius on the Tile Spandrels of Qaysariya Gate of IsfahanDecember 28, 2020
The Qaysariya bazaar is located in the north of Naqsh-Jahan square of Isfahan. It was founded by Shah Abbas in the Safavid period. On the tile spandrels of the gate of this bazaar we see the...
Andrea Fraser’s Museum Highlights: Artist as PerformerDecember 22, 2020
American-born Andrea Fraser is a leading performance artist of her generation (born 1965), best known for her work on institutional critique. She came to fame during the late 1980s and early 1990s, with her unique performances...
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