Joanna Kaszubowska

Art historian by education, data geek by trade, art and book lover by passion, based in London in love with Europe and travelling around it. You can visit my book blog here: https://bookskeptic.com/

Articles by Joanna


Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Andreas Gursky, Rhine II

It seems to be one of those pictures you may accidentally take on holiday when the weather is bad. Rhine II by Andreas Gursky is not a photo we...

Joanna Kaszubowska 22 August 2021

Literature

Book Review: The Artist and the Eternal City by Loyd Grossman

Can an artist single-handedly impact an entire city? Considering that the city in question is Rome, probably not. But add to the mix an influential...

Joanna Kaszubowska 5 August 2021

Architecture

The Masterpiece of the Week: Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright

There are many iconic buildings, and it feels like more and more are being called that by the hour. But the list is a lot shorter if we only consider...

Joanna Kaszubowska 13 June 2021

Architecture

Flash Gordon of Architecture – Helmut Jahn and Postmodernism

Helmut Jahn died in a bicycle accident on 8 May 2021, he was 81. You might have seen his obituaries in the newspapers and, if you missed them, this...

Joanna Kaszubowska 7 June 2021

Architecture

Carlo Scarpa: The Modern Son of Venice

When you think of Venice you probably first see the Piazza San Marco in your mind’s eye. Then some canals and gondolas, or maybe the other way...

Joanna Kaszubowska 28 May 2021

Museum Stories

Calling All Consumers to Action! Support Museums – Buy a Gift!

The past 14 months have probably been the hardest for museums since the beginning of their existence. Many museums are either closed or limiting...

Joanna Kaszubowska 20 May 2021

Medieval Art

Medieval Take on Comic Books – Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

The Middle Ages have a very sketchy reputation. On one hand, we know that a lot of amazing art was created during that time. On the other hand,...

Joanna Kaszubowska 16 May 2021

Literature

Exploring Extremes: Art and Industry by David Stacey. Book Review

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...

Joanna Kaszubowska 5 April 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Hans Holbein the Younger, The Ambassadors

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...

Joanna Kaszubowska 4 April 2021

Photography

Meet the Ukrainian Railroad Ladies

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...

Joanna Kaszubowska 9 March 2021