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Stretching the Body – A Reflection on the Representation of the Human Figure

In Northern Italy, in Turin, you can find the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, one of the most interesting Italian spaces dedicated to...

Arianna Richetti 3 March 2022

Women Artists

The Surrealistic World of Dora Maar

The name Dora Maar (1907-1997) reminds most people of Picasso. But apart from being his muse and lover, she was first and foremost an ambitious and...

Michel Rutten 3 March 2022

Women Artists

Lee Miller – Photographer of the Extremes

Lee Miller (1907-1977) was a model, a fashion photographer, a war photographer, a muse, and a gourmet cook. She lived life to the fullest with all...

Joanna Kaszubowska 3 March 2022

Women Artists

Leonor Fini: I’m Not a Muse, I’m an Artist

Leonor Fini didn’t agree with Andre Breton about the role of women in art: the father of Surrealism saw women solely as muses inspiring male...

Magda Michalska 3 March 2022

Women Artists

Nives Kavuric-Kurtovic: Pushing the Limits of Surrealism

Nives Kavuric-Kurtovic was the first female Croatian Surrealist painter and one of the greatest artists of Croatian contemporary art. As a painter,...

Guest Profile 3 March 2022

Literature

Arthur Rackham, Christmas Carol Illustrations

Have a nostalgic look at Arthur Rackham’s illustrations to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in the British Library edition from...

Magda Michalska 2 March 2022

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 2 March 2022

Literature

Beautiful and Scary: Illustrations by Harry Clarke for Poe’s Horror Stories

Harry Clarke was an Irish stained-glass artist and book illustrator. He made notable works in both fields but somehow his stained-glass works are...

Marija Canjuga 2 March 2022

Women Artists

A Lesson in Illustration – The Whimsical Characters of Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter, best known for the charming tale of Peter Rabbit, inspired the minds of budding young novelists and illustrators alike. Her most...

Tony Heathfield 2 March 2022

Literature

Middle Earth and Beyond in Art: Tolkien’s Illustrations

J.R.R. Tolkien’s written works have influenced many around the globe. However, perhaps less known than his books are his illustrations that he...

Rachel Witte 2 March 2022

Women Artists

5 Women Artists Whose Works Were Misattributed to Men

Why have there been no great women artists? It continues to be a question that pops up all too often. The response can be succinctly summarized like...

Anastasia Tsaleza 1 March 2022

Alexandre Cabanel, Cleopatra, 1887, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Cleopatra by Alexandre Cabanel

Queen Cleopatra is a popular subject today – as she was in the late 19th century. Alexandre Cabanel’s Cleopatra explores a single moment of her...

James W Singer 28 February 2022