Stories By Joanna Kaszubowska
Exploring Extremes: Art and Industry by David Stacey. Book ReviewApril 5, 2021
Art and industry may sound like an unlikely combination, usually we see them almost at the extremes of the spectrum of life. That is to say, Art embodies creativity while industry channels efficiency and standardization. David...
Painting of the Week: Hans Holbein the Younger, The AmbassadorsApril 4, 2021
The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger is one of those paintings that we know so well we tend to forget to look closer. It’s like the Mona Lisa or The Sunflowers, a part of our...
Meet the Ukrainian Railroad LadiesMarch 9, 2021
Every once in a while there appears a piece of news describing a quirky, unknown, or forgotten occupation. Sometimes it’s the lightkeepers in a historical lighthouse, while other times it is whale watchers or remote house...
Luxury and Mystery – The Row About Fabergé Imperial Easter EggsFebruary 17, 2021
The exhibition Fabergé, Jeweller to the Imperial Court opened in Hermitage in November of 2020. And only a few weeks ago its contents caused a major controversy. Andre Ruzhnikov in an open letter to the Hermitage...
Attention, Dangerous Art! How Art Can Hurt YouFebruary 7, 2021
Every once in a while, an accident involving an artwork happens. Usually it is the artwork that ends up damaged, but sometimes it is the audience that comes to harm and gets injured. This happened in...
Craving a Pandemic Puppy? See Dogs in Modern Art!January 26, 2021
One of the phenomena that developed in the last 12 months is that of ‘pandemic puppy’. If you took one we hope you are happy together! But if you have no way of taking a dog,...
Best Photography Books – A Subjective ListJanuary 10, 2021
Like many of us, towards the end of 2020, I found myself mostly home-bound again and running out of ideas of what to do with myself. Being a bookworm I decided to explore the bookshelves of...
Five Takes on Carnival in ArtJanuary 3, 2021
Carnival is the festive season that comes before the Lean in Western Christian tradition. People come together during the carnival to celebrate before the season of austerity. It is also a reversal ritual, in which social...
Art State of Mind
Not Only Queen’s Gambit – Chess in ArtDecember 19, 2020
Since October, the world, with many places in lockdown again, has found a new way to entertain itself. The Queen’s Gambit series, produced by Netflix, has taken the world by storm and inspired many people to...
Art State of Mind
The Summer Feels So Far Away! – Ten Beaches in ArtDecember 8, 2020
In the Northern Hemisphere, we have now the gloomy dark time of the year, where our only consolation is waiting for Christmas. The summer feels so far away! But do you still remember the joy of...
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