Art Forms

North American Art

David Wojnarowicz: Love and Rage in the Time of Cholera

Sex, spirituality, love, and loss – for artist, writer, and activist David Wojnarowicz these were the main subjects of the art he created from the...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 December 2021

Saltimbanques Harlequin, 1901 and his Companion by Pablo Picasso (1901) Art State of Mind

Feeling Blue? Color Psychology and Its Use in Art

The year was 1901 when Picasso’s dear friend, Carles Casagemas, committed suicide. That same year, Picasso sunk into a deep depression during...

Bruno Guerra 29 November 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Journey of Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy

Originally titled A Portrait of a Young Gentleman, this iconic painting by Thomas Gainsborough was first presented at the Royal Academy exhibition of...

Maya Tola 29 November 2021

pregnancy in art Gustav Klimt, Hope I, 1903, National Gallery of Canada, Canada, US. Artist's website. Long Read

Feminae Gravidae: Pregnancy in Art

While the imagery of women and children is greatly depicted throughout the history of art, pregnancy is much more of a rare sight. Some blame the...

Caroline Galambosova 29 November 2021

Long Read

Dog Breeds in Famous Paintings

When we see a dog in a painting, we always try to guess which breed it is. Motivated by this curiosity we have selected some works that show...

Dévra Taboada 29 November 2021

Contemporary Art

Between Art and Engineering: Kinetic Beasts of Theo Jansen

Theo Jansen, a Dutch contemporary artist, a sculptor, an engineer, and most significantly, a visionary. The universe in his mind along with his...

Caroline Galambosova 29 November 2021

Animals

Hieronymus Bosch’s Creepy Owls

Hieronymus Bosch was an Early Netherlandish painter. He must have lived in two worlds simultaneously – the real one and a world of his...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 November 2021

Medieval Art

Here Be Medieval Dragons

Dragons are everywhere in popular culture. People make movies about them, collect stuffed animals of them, and dress up as them for Halloween. They...

Alexandra Kiely 29 November 2021

Museum Stories

The Amazing Flesh of Chaim Soutine

The flesh in this context means animal flesh. Beef carcasses. Fowl. Fish. Photographs do not do these paintings justice. The thickness and thinness...

Howard Schwartz 28 November 2021

Painting

Paintings for Hanukkah

December is not just about Christmas but also about the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. It is an eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights” which is...

Magda Michalska 28 November 2021

Yaxchilán Lintel 24, 723-726 CE, Limestone, Temple 23, Yaxchilán, Mexico, British Museum, London, UK. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Stories: Yaxchilán Lintel 24

Yaxchilán Lintel 24 is an iconic image of Pre-Columbian art. It easily represents the vitality, mystery, and fascination surrounding the Mayan...

James W Singer 27 November 2021

South American Art

Art and Ritual: Culture of the Enigmatic Moche People

The Moche were an ancient, indigenous people of Andean Peru. They are considered to be one of the most influential civilizations of the ancient...

Marga Patterson 27 November 2021