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Nadine Waldmann

Giotto's weeping angels started my love affair with art history. Seattle, WA based.

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  • Ancient

    Pentelic Splendour: The Erechtheion Caryatids

    By June 3, 2019

    I visited Athens, Greece in the summer of 2016. Naturally a visit to the Acropolis was mandatory, and it was as beautiful and epic as you can imagine. One of the most striking sights was the...

  • Artists' Stories

    A Song and a Prayer – Croatia’s Ivan Mestrovic

    By April 23, 2019

    My favorite thing about Instagram is coming across new art and artists – scrolling and finding things that excite you and catch your eye. A page I follow posted a photo of Ivan Mestrovic’s Vestalka (Vestil...

  • 21st century

    Art of the Brick – Nathan Sawaya’s Lego Works

    By March 27, 2019

    Lego springs to mind as one of the key toys of many people’s childhoods. Whether building houses, spacecrafts or just stepping on that elusive piece, most people have some kind of experience with the little plastic...

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    The Eyes Have It: The Moai of Easter Island

    By March 5, 2019

    The monolithic moai statues on Easter Island have long been shrouded in mystery. Almost a thousand years since their creation, they still fascinate with unanswered questions the likes of other enigmatic structures such as the pyramids...

  • 19th Century

    Into the Abyss: The Forgotten Pietro Canonica

    By February 1, 2019

    A prominent, famous and revered artist in his lifetime, Pietro Canonica has been relegated to the sidelines of Italian art history. Skilled and beautiful as it works were, his commissions from aristocracy and fascist governments caused...

  • Ancient Greek Kouros and Kore Ancient Greek Kouros and Kore

    Ancient Greece

    The Ancient Greek Kouros and Kore

    By January 14, 2019

    Classical Greek statues depicting male and female bodies are iconic, legendary and set the standards for numerous artists and art movements to come. Preceding the Classical Era, was the Archaic (7th-5th c. BCE) during which statues...

  • Sculpture

    Untitled & Unbridled: Tara Donovan’s Installations

    By December 22, 2018

    Styrofoam cups, pencils, rubber bands and straws are not the kinds of materials usually associated with art installations, yet these mundane, everyday items are used in abundance in Tara Donovan’s works. She uses them to create...

  • Ancient

    Blues of Bablyon: The Ishtar Gate

    By December 7, 2018

    Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian city (modern day Iraq) existed from 18th century to 6th century BCE. Since that time its legend has generated many myths – the Hanging Gardens, the Tower of Babel, and biblical interpretations...

  • DeCaires Taylor's Underwater Museums DeCaires Taylor's Underwater Museums

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    Eerie, Haunting and Below the Sea: DeCaires Taylor’s Underwater Museums

    By November 6, 2018

    In 2006, British artist Jason deCaires Taylor installed the first undersea sculpture park in the Caribbean. Since that time he created several other sites including ones at Cancun, Mexico, the banks of the Thames in London...

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    Ancient Egypt

    Egypt and Berlin’s Icon: The Bust of Queen Nefertiti

    By October 16, 2018

    The bust of Queen Nefertiti housed in Berlin’s Neues Museum is one of Ancient Egypt’s most famous works of art. A prime example of ancient artistry, this icon has been called “the most beautiful woman in...

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