Stories By Joanna Kaszubowska
I Know What I Am. A Fascinating Graphic Novel about Artemisia GentileschiOctober 2, 2019
The riveting life story of Baroque’s most famous woman painter – Artemisia Gentileschi. Told and shown by Gina Siciliano in her beautifully published graphic novel I Know What I Am. Allow me to start with a...
Natural Shine – Nature Inspired Jewelry from Victoria and Albert MuseumSeptember 5, 2019
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has a fantastic collection of jewelry. This time we will take a look at the pieces inspired by natural forms. Nature-inspired jewelry, decorated with clearly recognizable flowers or fruit,...
Razzle Dazzle Me – 5 Jewelry Pieces from Victoria & Albert CollectionAugust 19, 2019
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has a stunning collection of jewelry. Every time I visit the museum, I make a point to also check out the collection, as if it was my jewelry box....
Painting of the Week: Diego Velázquez, The Rokeby VenusAugust 18, 2019
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599 – 1660) was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV, and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age and European Baroque. And...
Meet the Four Powerful Women of BronzinoAugust 12, 2019
Agnolo di Cosimo (1503-1572), known as Bronzino was an Italian Mannerist painter. He lived and worked in Florence and became the court painter of Cosimo I de’ Medici. Bronzino trained with Pontormo, who influenced his style,...
Painting of the Week: Giovanni Battista Moroni, The TailorJuly 28, 2019
The Tailor is one of Giovanni Battista Moroni’s most famous portraits. Not only is it an astonishing work of art, but the sitter himself is quite handsome (he somewhat reminds me of Hugh Jackman, I’m not...
It’s too Hot to Move – Paintings for the HeatwaveJuly 2, 2019
As the heatwave rolls across Europe, it is certainly becoming too hot to move. And when we’re not moving, nothing is more pleasant than to lie down. So, limit all your activity, lie down comfortably and...
Painting of the Week: Flaming June by Sir Frederic LeightonJune 23, 2019
It’s official: The summer has started in the northern hemisphere, even if the weather tries to convince us otherwise in some places. To celebrate the summer solstice, our painting of the week today is Flaming June...
Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the Van Gogh MuseumJune 21, 2019
In January 2019, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam announced that the painting Sunflowers will not be leaving Amsterdam anymore due to its fragile condition. This conclusion followed the extensive research conducted since 2016, concluding in...
Bodies And Erotic Art
Celebrating the Male Body in Renaissance FlorenceJune 17, 2019
The adoration of a male body was an inspiration for many artists and there’s no medium better suited to presenting the full beauty and complexity of it than sculpture. Today we’ll take a look at the...
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