Art Forms

Bizarre

The Most Bizarre Building in Scotland: Pineapple House

You likely would not connect pineapples and architecture, right? Wrong! There exists a real artistic folly, and not in Las Vegas where such a...

Magda Michalska 8 June 2021

Architecture

Flash Gordon of Architecture – Helmut Jahn and Postmodernism

Helmut Jahn died in a bicycle accident on 8 May 2021, he was 81. You might have seen his obituaries in the newspapers and, if you missed them, this...

Joanna Kaszubowska 7 June 2021

Women Artists

The Most Painted Woman in the World Was Lesbian: Suzy Solidor

Born in 1900, Suzanne Louise Marie Marion, known as Suzy Solidor, was a French artist who sang and acted in movies, but over time she became most...

Pola Otterstein 5 June 2021

Artist Stories

Lili Elbe – The First Transgender Female Artist

Lili Elbe – born Einar Wegener – was a Danish landscape painter of the early 20th century who later in life became a transgender woman. She was...

Pola Otterstein 4 June 2021

Fashion

Dress Like an Artist: Frida Kahlo’s Unique Style

Frida Kahlo is one of those women who are instantly recognizable. Even though she lived in the first half of the 20th century, she still evokes a...

Ledys Chemin 3 June 2021

Sculpture

Art Treasures from the African Kingdom of Benin

Today we’ll go back in time to the 1500s when the wealth of the Benin Empire (in contemporary Nigeria) was at its peak: when Europeans traded...

Magda Michalska 2 June 2021

Artist Stories

Check Out These Rare and Beautiful Childhood Photos of Frida Kahlo by Her Father, Guillermo

Have you ever imagined what artists looked like when they were kids? Well, in this case, you don’t even have to use your imagination. Frida...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 June 2021

Renaissance

Power, Victory, Glory, and Death: Titian’s Art in Venice

Titian was the most famous painter of the Renaissance in Venice. Even during his lifetime the artist had been acclaimed as the greatest painter of...

Alina Manevskaya 30 May 2021

Literature

Passion for Life: Dame Laura Knight. Book Review

An immense biography of British painter Dame Laura Knight has been updated and re-published in paperback this year by McNidder and Grace. Here we...

Candy Bedworth 29 May 2021

Architecture

Carlo Scarpa: The Modern Son of Venice

When you think of Venice you probably first see the Piazza San Marco in your mind’s eye. Then some canals and gondolas, or maybe the other way...

Joanna Kaszubowska 28 May 2021

Bizarre

The Elephant in the Church and Other Curious Stories of Venice

With its maze of narrow streets, bridges, and canals linking its splendid architecture and art, Venice is beautiful. It is worth exploring and a...

Marina Kochetkova 27 May 2021

Impressionism

Venice in the Eyes of Claude Monet

Claude Monet fell in love with Venice the first time he saw it. He was 68 years old, and he went on a trip with his wife, Alice Hoschedé. The light...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 May 2021