Art Forms

European Art

Where is the Queen? Black Women in Western Art

For centuries, black women appeared in Western art as slaves, servants, or exotic novelties. But as regal queens and leaders? Shamefully not. We will...

Candy Bedworth 3 February 2021

Architecture

Rococo and Baroque Architecture in Turkey

Representing splendor, opulence, and brilliance, Rococo art prevailed in Europe from the year 1700. It followed the baroque period in art, which...

Merve Parla 1 February 2021

Pop art

Corita Kent: Pop Art Nun

Corita Kent was an artist, an educator, and a Roman Catholic nun. She created bold, colourful pop art posters to confront social...

Candy Bedworth 28 January 2021

Women Artists

The Colorful and Extraordinary World of Niki de Saint Phalle’s Tarot Garden

Inspired by Antonio Gaudí’s Park Güell in Barcelona, Parco dei Mostri in Bomarzo, as well as Palais Idéal by Ferdinand Cheval, the...

Caroline Galambosova 26 January 2021

Ancient Art

Living Memories: The Funerary Stelae of Ancient Cyprus

The majority of sculpture that survives from ancient Cyprus are funerary stelae, elaborate grave markers to commemorate the dead. Possessing an...

Marga Patterson 20 January 2021

Baroque

Peter Paul Rubens: Sensuous Gods and Dramatic Saints

Peter Paul Rubens is synonymous with Flemish Baroque. His dynamic yet sensuous style made him the most popular artist of his time, running a large...

Anastasia Manioudaki 19 January 2021

Music

Tormented Lovers, Sumptuous Players, and Other Examples of Guitarists in Art

Musical instruments have always had a particular significance in paintings. Throughout the history of the depiction of music-making in art, the...

Alina Manevskaya 17 January 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Valentin Serov, Princess Olga Orlova

Late Tsarist Russia evokes images of great social inequality in respect of health, wealth, and happiness. In addition, it evokes images of extreme...

James W Singer 17 January 2021

Music

Album Covers You Didn’t Know that Are Pure Art

Every serious music fan will recognize the merits of the following albums for the developments in the history of contemporary music. But…...

Magda Michalska 16 January 2021

Music

Top 10 Statues of Famous Musicians

There are good, bad and ugly statues of the musical greats. Let’s take a look at ten sculptures of famous musicians, old and contemporary, that...

Candy Bedworth 16 January 2021

Music

The Sound of Colour: Music Inspired by Visual Art – Top 10

Visual art has inspired songs from many different musical genres from classical to heavy metal, from opera to old crooners, from musicals to hip hop.

Candy Bedworth 15 January 2021

Contemporary Art

The Ephemeral Magic of Raw Clay: Artist Interview with Phoebe Cummings

Phoebe Cummings (b.1981) is a British sculptress-ceramics artist working primarily with unfired, living clay in its raw state. She creates time-based...

Marga Patterson 15 January 2021