Art Forms

European Art

Venice Carnival in Paintings

Venice is stunning all year round but during the carnival month, it becomes even more charming and mysterious. One stumbles upon princesses,...

Magda Michalska 1 January 2021

Painting

New Year’s Fireworks in Painting

Bonfires, parties, or reading in bed. Ideas for how one should spend New Year’s Eve are endless, and everyone should spend it the way they...

Magda Michalska 31 December 2020

Art History 101

Arte Povera: Aesthetics of the Ordinary

In memory of the recently deceased world-famous Italian art critic Germano Celant, who himself in 1967 invented the term Arte Povera, translated as...

Caroline Galambosova 29 December 2020

Asian Art

The Symbol of Sagittarius on the Tile Spandrels of Qaysariya Gate of Isfahan

The Qaysariya bazaar is located in the north of Naqsh-Jahan square of Isfahan. It was founded by Shah Abbas in the Safavid period. On the tile...

Guest Profile 28 December 2020

Women Artists

Lygia Pape and Neo-Concretism: Art Is Experience

Breaking with all the patterns of what had been art in Latin America up to then, Lygia Pape with Grupo Frente created a unique Brazilian artistic...

Dévra Taboada 27 December 2020

European Art

Boxing Day with St. Stephen

According to the Catholic calendar, the second day of Christmas commemorates St. Stephen. He was a young deacon in the community of Jerusalem who...

Magda Michalska 26 December 2020

Art State of Mind

Holiday Inspiration: How Do Paintings Spend Christmas?

Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is here! Whether you’re religious or just enjoy a meet-up with friends and family, Christmas is an occasion to celebrate.

Magda Michalska 24 December 2020

Literature

The Snow Queen – Book Illustrations

The Snow Queen is one of the most beautiful winter tales. Originally published on December 21st, 1844, it is Hans Christian Andersen’s longest...

Errika Gerakiti 24 December 2020

European Art

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Snowy Landscape Paintings to Enjoy

Snow. You either love it, or hate it. Are you able to picture a fresh snow fall in your mind? Or is it falling outside your window as you read this...

Rachel Witte 21 December 2020

The Pros and Cons of Maggie Hambling’s Mary Wollstonecraft

Maggie Hambling CBE (b. 1945) is a British artist who is rarely seen without a cigarette. She paints beautiful land and seascapes, has several...

Isla Phillips 21 December 2020

Art Travels

Global Landmarks Viewed from High in the Sky

If you are someone who does not deal well with heights, perhaps proceed through this article with caution. Because even though they are only images...

Rachel Witte 19 December 2020

Painting

Joseph Wright of Derby: Painting the Industrial Revolution

Joseph Wright of Derby is deemed as the first painter to capture the spirit of the Industrial Revolution. His paintings portray the zeitgeist of his...

Anastasia Manioudaki 11 December 2020