Art Forms

Lucian Freud Artist Stories

The Joy of Lucian Freud: Self-Portraits

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) is regarded as the pre-eminent British figurative painter of the last 60 years. Francis Bacon, two decades older, and David...

Guest Profile 10 February 2022

Artist Stories

Diego Rivera’s Life in Self-Portraits

Diego Rivera is mostly famous for his controversial mural for the Rockefeller family and for being the husband of Frida Kahlo. Yet in his lifetime,...

Magda Michalska 10 February 2022

Review

The Morozov Collection at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fondation Louis Vuitton’s latest show offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the renowned Morozov collection in its entirety for the...

Louisa Mahoney 7 February 2022

Theater & Cinema

Djibril Diop Mambéty – The Poet of African Cinema

“It is good for the future of cinema that Africa exists.” Born on January 23rd, 1945, in Colobane, a small town south-west of Dakar,...

Montaine Dumont 6 February 2022

Asian Art

Chinese Traditional Painting: Interesting Stories

Traditional Chinese paintings are known for their distinctive style. When did Chinese painting begin and how to read it? What did it mean for the...

Marina Kochetkova 1 February 2022

chinese new year tiger, Kishi Chikudo, Detail from Tiger, Tigress and Cubs, 1892 Animals

Year of the Tiger: Chinese New Year 2022

The year of the tiger is upon us! Tigers are frequently depicted in Chinese art, but they have fascinated so many artists from across the world.

Candy Bedworth 1 February 2022

Sam Taylor-Johnson Women Artists

XV Seconds: A Photographic Frieze by Sam Taylor-Johnson

Sam Taylor-Johnson was born on March 4, 1967 in Croydon, London but grew up in Streatham Common in South London. Later on, her family moved to East...

Guest Profile 31 January 2022

Women Artists

5 Women Who Changed the 20th Century Interior Design

Originally I wanted to write about ten women interior designers, it seemed simple enough. But when I started my research the five women you’ll meet...

Joanna Kaszubowska 31 January 2022

Women Artists

Contemplating the Hidden Beauty in Cristina Coral’s Photographs

Cristina Coral is an award-winning photographer based in Italy, specializing in creative and fine art photography. She describes herself as a...

Caroline Galambosova 31 January 2022

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Land of Cockaigne, 1567,Alte Pinakothek, Munich Museum Stories

Highlights from the Alte Pinakothek in Munich

The Alte Pinakothek is an art museum in Munich, Germany. The name Alte, meaning Old, refers to the time span which the collections cover: the 14th to...

Anastasia Manioudaki 30 January 2022

russian avant-garde Design

Teapots and Dresses in the Service of the Russian Revolution

Over 100 years have passed since the October Revolution but this remarkable event still fascinates not only historians dealing with politics and...

Piotr Policht 26 January 2022

Painting

Commedia dell’Arte Characters in Art

Commedia dell’arte is a form of theater popular from the 16th to the 18th century. The name means comedy of art indicating that the performers...

Anastasia Manioudaki 24 January 2022