Stories By Kacper Grass
Art of the Spanish Civil War: Political Propaganda and the Modernist Avant-GardeApril 1, 2019
April 1, 1939 marked not only the end of the Spanish Civil War but also the fall of the Second Spanish Republic. The victory of General Francisco Franco’s rebel forces resulted in the overthrow of Spain’s...
Latin American Art
Marxist, Nationalist, Feminist: The Art and Politics of Frida KahloNovember 26, 2018
Marxist, Nationalist, Feminist – these are words that describe not only the political convictions but also the artwork of Frida Kahlo. Although born as Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón outside of Mexico City in 1907,...
A Journey to Al-Andalus: Part II, The Cultural Crossroads of SevilleSeptember 10, 2018
Seville, a Cultural Crossroads Today, Seville’s golden age may have passed, but that is not to say it is without its treasures. Now the capital of Andalusia, the city has inherited a rich architectural heritage over...
A Journey To Al-Andalus: Part I, The Moorish Stronghold Of GranadaSeptember 3, 2018
Granada, a Moorish Stronghold The fall of Granada to the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492 marked the end of the Reconquista and the ultimate collapse of al-Andalus, the Islamic territory that had stretched across...
Exploring Antoni Gaudí’s Barcelona: The World Heritage RouteJune 25, 2018
Architect of Catalan Identity and World Heritage June 25 is the birthday of Antoni Gaudí, Catalonia’s most renowned architect and interior designer. Gaudí was born in 1852 in the town of Reus, Tarragona but moved to Barcelona at...
Fernando Botero’s Guide to Colombian History and CultureMay 30, 2018
The Most Colombian of Colombian Artists New York City. Barcelona, Bilbao, and Madrid. Paris, France. Goslar and Bamberg, Germany. Vaduz, Lichtenstein. Jerusalem, Israel and Yerevan, Armenia. Singapore. These are only some of the cities where Fernando...
Life And The Human Condition Through The Eyes Of Oswaldo GuayasamínMay 9, 2018
Early Life and Works Oswaldo Guayasamín was born into a humble family in Quito, Ecuador on July 6, 1919, as the oldest of 10 siblings. His father was an indigenous Quechua man who worked as a tractor...
Two Worlds Collide: Pop Art and the Cuban RevolutionApril 10, 2018
Pop Art Comes to Cuba Raúl Martínez was born in the central Cuban city of Ciego de Ávila in 1927. Before the Revolution, he had the opportunity to work and exhibit his early paintings in Europe and the...
Exploring the History of Mexico in the Murals of “the Big Three”March 26, 2018
Muralism at the Roots of Mexican History Although most commonly associated with the works of Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, muralism has been a part of Mexico’s artistic heritage since pre-Colombian times....
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- Painting of the Week: Claude Monet, Meules
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- Rembrandt And His Saddest Love Story
- Nazi-looted Cézanne Painting To Be Shown In Switzerland
- 15 Cats in Art History Every Cat Lover Would Love
- 6 Rooms from Famous Paintings Brought to Real Life
- The Great Art Robbery…Foiled
- 4 Artists Who Suffered Mental Illness (And How It Affected Their Art)