Art Forms

Art State of Mind

Passing Time with Klee: Demonstrating Temporality in Visual Art

Paul Klee was a “musical” painter, not least because he chose the violin and bow before the brush and easel. Klee’s father was a music teacher...

Craig Wakerley 30 April 2022

Fauvism

Circus and Jazz of Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a French artist famous for his use of color. The Circus (below) is a color stencil piece from Matisse’s book...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 30 April 2022

Music

Music and Art: Tanto Bravura!

Music and art have long been closely tied together, each taking inspiration from the other (for better or for worse). Some remarkable music has been...

Sarah Mills 30 April 2022

Music

Tormented Lovers, Sumptuous Players – Guitarists in Art

Musical instruments have always had a particular significance in paintings. Throughout the history of depicting music-making in art, the iconography...

Alina Manevskaya 30 April 2022

WTF Art History

How Would Superheroes Have Looked Like in the 17th Century?

The 17th century was a beautiful time full of people wearing ruffs. Huge, remarkable ruffs. Those ruffs stayed in my memory, like in Peter Paul...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 April 2022

Painting

The Anti-Painting of Joan Miró

Joan Miró is an artist who is very difficult to categorize. In general, he is considered to be a Surrealist. However, his works show a great...

Errika Gerakiti 20 April 2022

Design

What You Need to Know About Fabergé Easter Eggs

During one of my vacations, I got an unexpected treat – the opportunity to see two amazing collections of Fabergé Easter eggs in two days. One...

Alexandra Kiely 17 April 2022

Animals

What Bunnies Are Capable Of – Bunny Paintings Not Only for Easter

I had already written about eggs and how often they feature in art (quirky…). This Easter it is time for another symbol: the Easter Bunny! The cute...

Magda Michalska 17 April 2022

Design

Luxury and Mystery – The Row About Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs

There is something magical about the Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs. They are a symbol of the ultimate luxury, but also of an era long gone and...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 April 2022

Women Artists

Olga Boznanska: The Uneasy Story of a Polish Painter

Olga Boznanska was one of the most famous female Polish Post-Impressionists. Her multiple portraits of fragile women and children are permeated with...

Magda Michalska, Aniela Rybak-Vaganay 14 April 2022

Love Story

Raphael and La Fornarina – The Love Story

Margarita Luti is also known as “La Fornarina”, which means “the baker’s daughter”. According to legend, she was the...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 April 2022

Theater & Cinema

The Magic and Splendor of Karagöz – Turkish Shadow Puppets

Evoking the imagination of adults and children for centuries, Karagöz (“black eye” in Turkish) is a popular and beloved Turkish shadow...

Marga Patterson 6 April 2022