Art Forms

Art State of Mind

Mothers in Art: Celebration of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has been celebrated in many cultures since antiquity with varying names and rituals. The modern celebration of Mother’s Day...

Maya M. Tola 8 May 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Our Ancient Gods by Saturnino Herrán

Saturnino Herrán’s Our Ancient Gods is a masterful painting of Mexican Modernism from the early 20th century. It evokes the strength, dignity, and...

James W Singer 6 May 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Iron Rolling Mill (Modern Cyclopes) by Adolph Menzel

The 19th century, the age of steel and steam, witnessed not only the development of the industry but also the new themes in painting. Now, simple...

Kate Wojtczak 1 May 2022

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

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

Fauvism

Circus and Jazz of Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a renowned French artist celebrated for his bold use of color. One of his lesser-known masterpieces, The Circus, is a...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 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

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

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

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