Art Forms

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Firs Zhuravlev, A Fashionista Wife

Firs Zhuravlev's realistic paintings show all aspects of Russian life. And we can imagine the scene from the picture A Fashionista Wife in the house...

Elizaveta Ermakova 20 September 2020

Fashion

The Forgotten Couturier Elsa Schiaparelli: Surrealism, Art and Revolutionary Fashion

Italian female fashion designer and couturier, the greatest rival of Coco Chanel, and a friend of Surrealists like Salvador Dalì and Man Ray, Elsa...

Caroline Galambosova 19 September 2020

Design

Famous Chairs that Changed the Way We Sit

Apparently sitting is the new smoking and it will slowly kill us all. But given our current reality, we don’t have that much choice about it. One...

Joanna Kaszubowska 19 September 2020

Fashion

A Fierce Romance of Art and Fashion: The Friendship of Salvador Dali and Coco Chanel

When Dali moved to Paris in 1926, Chanel was already a famous fashion designer. Dali had already worked in the fashion industry, as he had...

Errika Gerakiti 18 September 2020

Fashion

Get Inspired: Jewelry in Rossetti’s Paintings

Each piece of jewelry in Rossetti’s paintings worn by his models wasn’t invented but copied from actual accessories from the...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 17 September 2020

Art Forms

The Magic and Splendor of Karagöz, Turkish Shadow Puppets

Evoking the imagination of adults and children for centuries, Karagöz (Black Eye in Turkish) is a popular and beloved Turkish shadow puppet...

Marga Patterson 17 September 2020

Contemporary Art

Meet the Award-winning Sculptor and Installation Artist Ayşe Erkmen

Berlin-based Turkish visual artist Ayşe Erkmen has been awarded the Ernst Franz Vogelmann Prize for Sculpture in 2020. As the first woman artist to...

Merve Parla 16 September 2020

Fashion

10 Awesome Pairs of Shoes from the Victoria & Albert Collection

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 16 September 2020

Fashion

Dior AW 2020-21: Deconstructing Art References

Maria Grazia Chiuri is famous for creating spectacular collections and phantasmagorical shows. Each show is unique, not just for the beautiful...

Errika Gerakiti 15 September 2020

Contemporary Art

Micha Ullman’s Empty Library: An Ode to Culture

A symbol of education in the city of Berlin, the Bebelplatz Square was chosen on May 10, 1933 by Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Education and...

Montaine Dumont 14 September 2020

Long Read

Tattoos – Ancient Ink to Modern Celebrity

Love them or loathe them, tattoos are a global phenomenon. Inserting pigment under the skin for decorative or ritualistic purposes has been around...

Candy Bedworth 13 September 2020

WTF Art History

Greek Mythological Creatures that Combine Female Beauty and Beastly Ugliness

Gods, goddesses, demigods, horrible monsters, and beasts of hybrid forms roam the world of Ancient Greek mythology. Their heredity shaped many of the...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 12 September 2020