Art Forms

Fauvism

Why Was Matisse Obsessed with Goldfish?

Goldfish here, goldfish there, in a bowl, in a tank, on a table, by the window, goldfish everywhere. Having been looking at Henri Matisse’s...

Magda Michalska 29 December 2021

Review

The Book Of Change: Images to Inspire Revelations and Revolutions

Stop shopping! I have the answer to all your seasonal present buying dilemmas right here. The Book Of Change. Images and Symbols to Inspire...

Candy Bedworth 27 December 2021

Frans Post, View of Olinda, Brazil, 1662, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands Baroque

Frans Post, First Landscape Painter of the Americas

Frans Post has gone down in art history as the first trained landscape painter to work in the Americas. In 1636, as a young man of just 24, he...

Nicole Ganbold 27 December 2021

Art State of Mind

The 12 Days of Christmas

In the spirit of the festive season, our gift to you is the 12 days of Christmas retold in artworks. The Twelve Days of Christmas is a carol with...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 22 December 2021

Painting

Faith and Art: The Religious Art of William Hole

I invite you to take a closer look at a great Scottish etcher, muralist, and illustrator, William Hole (1846-1917) whom I discovered by chance when I...

Guest Profile 20 December 2021

European Art

Childhood Memories and Winter Charm by Vladimír Kompánek

Considered by many to be the Slovak Kandinsky, the famous Slovak sculptor and painter Vladimír Kompánek through the reduction of reality into...

Caroline Galambosova 20 December 2021

Literature

5 Books about Famous Artists You Need to Read This Winter

It is about that time of the year when all we can do is wait impatiently on the upcoming holidays and the new year. How do you intend to spend the...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 December 2021

Review

Duchamp’s Pipe: A Chess Romance. The Marriage of Man and Mind

Allow me to begin this review of Celia Rabinovitch’s Duchamp’s Pipe: A Chess of Romance by stating, unequivocally, that I had no interest...

Tony Heathfield 16 December 2021

Sun Sculpture

The City Where the Sun Never Sets: The Grounded Sun in Zagreb

No matter the weather conditions, there has always been sun in Zagreb for the last 50 years, 365 days a year, with few interruptions. This is thanks...

Petra Dragasevic 16 December 2021

Artist Stories

Kandinsky’s World of Russian Fairy Tales

155 years ago today, Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow! He is chiefly associated with Der Blaue Reiter, an international group of avant-garde...

Magda Michalska 16 December 2021

Music

This Looks out of Tune? Finding Dissonance in Kandinsky’s Paintings

Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky painted some of the most beautiful pieces of art in a style that is instantly recognizable. The flurry of lines,...

Craig Wakerley 16 December 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Duchamp’s La Joconde aka L.H.O.O.Q

This masterpiece, La Joconde, is all about codes, reversals, play with conventions, and provocation. In other words, it’s an epitome of Dada...

Magda Michalska 15 December 2021