Art Forms

Contemporary Art

The Mysterious Zodiac Project: Ai Weiwei Animal Heads Explained

The Zodiac Project was Ai Weiwei’s first major public sculpture. The famous Chinese artist recreated the famous 12 bronze animal heads that...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 July 2022

Art State of Mind

It’s Too Hot to Move – Paintings for the Heatwave

As the heatwave rolls across Europe, it is certainly becoming too hot to move. And when we’re not moving, nothing is more pleasant than to lie...

Joanna Kaszubowska 25 July 2022

Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (detail), 1904-07, oil, silver, and gold on canvas, Neue Galerie New York Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I is Gustav Klimt’s most significant work of portraiture. The famous Lady in Gold has as many eye-catching...

Emily Snow 25 July 2022

Art History 101

Why Bacchus Is God of Wine? Art History Story

Bacchus is a Roman god of winemaking, grape harvest, and vegetation but also of… ritual madness, festivity, and religious ecstasy! You can also...

Magda Michalska 25 July 2022

Dine & Wine

This Article Is Only About Cheese in Painting

I feel ashamed. As an official cheese-lover who could eat it every day for every meal, I still haven’t dedicated a single line to cheese in...

Magda Michalska 25 July 2022

Fashion

10 Awesome Pairs of Shoes from the Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert Museum in London is a hoarder’s dream. They have unrivaled collections of everything you can think of, one of them being...

Joanna Kaszubowska 24 July 2022

Fashion

Heels Were Never Just for Women: Men in Heels

What do the Persians, Louis XIV, and Johnny Cash have in common? Their heeled footwear. Quite appropriate as heeled shoes were originated, and worn,...

Lauren Kraut 24 July 2022

Romanticism

William Blake’s Demonic Red Dragon

William Blake was a great artist, poet and engraver of the Romantic Age. But he died penniless, scorned by his contemporaries and the art establishment. Take a look at one of his most famous works: The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun.

Candy Bedworth 23 July 2022

Women Artists

Immerse Yourself in the Magical World of Maria Anto

Maria Anto (Maria Czarnecka) was a late 20th century Polish painter. She created a series of paintings in the genre of magical realism, depicting...

Pola Otterstein 23 July 2022

Artist Stories

The Mysterious Pinturas Negras Reveal Goya’s Darkest Secrets

There are already several articles that treat in detail the life and works of Francisco Goya. If you want to learn about his career or most famous...

Magda Michalska 23 July 2022

Romanticism

Philipp Otto Runge: The Seer of the Mysteries of God

Philipp Otto Runge died of consumption at the same age as Christ, which to those who believe in signs might be crucial since Runge was a mystic who...

Magda Michalska 23 July 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger

The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger is one of those paintings that we know so well we tend to forget to look closer. It’s like the Mona...

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 July 2022