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Barbara Hepworth: Sculptor of Archaic WondersJuly 24, 2021
Barbara Hepworth’s 1973 bronze-cast sculpture Conversation with Magic Stones is mythic, mysterious, and interactive. Barbara Hepworth, born in 1903, was an English artist, famous for her modernist sculpture. Conversation with Magic Stones Made up of six...
The Portrait of Rome’s Decline: Bust of DeciusJuly 22, 2021
The turmoil of Rome’s decline in the 3rd century enclosed the 21- month reign of Decius. His tenure as emperor was not exceptionally short for the period, plagued as it was by wars both foreign and...
When in Mexico: Mysterious and Beautiful Flower Crowned Nun PortraitsJuly 5, 2021
Gambol into the lobby of most Mexican hotels, or visit any antique store in Mexico, and you’re bound to find a portrait of an 18th or 19th-century nun wearing a crown of flowers. Who is she?...
Gustav Klimt in the Spotlight: Four Famous MasterpiecesJune 28, 2021
Have you ever looked upon Gustav Klimt’s portrait of The Lady in Gold and wondered why she was so worshipped? What made the artist immortalize her with such reverence? Or why the couple in The Kiss...
Elizabeth Thompson: The Most Disrespected Artist in Military HistoryJune 19, 2021
Elizabeth Thompson was born in 1846 in Switzerland, thirty-one years after the country began its now two-century-long policy of military neutrality. In 1922 she would die as one of the greatest battle painters to have ever...
Tombs of Leonardo Bruni and Carlo Marsupini in the Florentine Santa Croce: Strikingly Similar or Substantially Different?June 14, 2021
In the 15th century, Florence underwent a cultural and artistic peak without parallel, architecture, painting, and sculpture were at their height. The list of outstanding sculptors who matured and created their artworks in Florence is almost...
Rosalyn Drexler: Wrestling Feminist in the Pop Art WorldJune 13, 2021
Rosalyn Drexler is an American artist born in the Bronx, New York, in 1926. She attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City before marrying American painter, Sherman Drexler. She began making...
10 Masterpieces of 20th Century Pop Art You Should KnowJune 12, 2021
Dominating the 20th century with iconic imagery, Pop Art’s effects on the art world are still being felt today. Here are 10 of the most significant Pop Art masterpieces that will surely still be talked about...
Diego Rivera: The Controversial Story of Man at CrossroadsMay 17, 2021
At the suggestion of his mother, Nelson Rockefeller commissioned Diego Rivera, a passionate Mexican socialist artist, to paint the mural that was going to decorate the ground floor of the Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. The original...
Knights in Shining Armour: Funerary Art of Medieval EnglandMay 15, 2021
What do Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck have in common with a tiny village in Lincolnshire and the funerary art of medieval England? Say “Disney” and you get suspiciously close to “d’Isigny”. And there it is,...
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