Art Forms

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Artist’s Studio – The Dance by Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein was a famous American Pop artist, most well known for his original technique of mixed media on canvas, which was meant to remind the...

Magda Michalska 12 July 2020

Art Nouveau

Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergère: Best Can-Can Paintings in Art History

Can-can paintings depict the most famous dance of La Belle Époque era. Originating in France, the Can-can, associated with skirts, petticoats, high...

Charlotte Stace 11 July 2020

Long Read

Khon – The Art of Thai Dance

As an art form, Thai dance has been honed over many centuries. It is one of the great wonders of the human imagination. We can enter a theater, enjoy...

Marina Kochetkova 9 July 2020

Architecture

LEGO Architecture: Build Your Very Own Modernist House

Lego gives us the opportunity to create our own world. We've all played as kids creating the most amazing places from our imagination or even to...

Celia Leiva Otto 7 July 2020

Museum Stories

Chiharu Shiota’s Installation Art: Drawing in the Air

Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota creates monumental artworks that immerse the visitor in a tangled web of their own imagination. Delicate yarn installations, filling a gallery space, move you from creation to death, and almost impossibly, beyond.

Candy Bedworth 2 July 2020

Women Artists

Home and Migration in the Artworks of Zarina Hashmi

Zarina Hashmi (16 July 1937 – 25 April 2020), was an Indian-American artist and printmaker based in New York City. She was known by her...

Anuradha Sroha 1 July 2020

Contemporary Art

Pink Unicorns, Cowboys and Candy Clouds: Welcome to Will Cotton’s Own Wild West

New York-based artist Will Cotton is widely known for his distinctive iconography and style. Even those uninterested in art will recognize his candy...

Yasmin Ozkan 28 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Hendrik Heerschop, The African King Caspar

White subjects have dominated the Western art tradition for millennia, while people of color have been vastly underrepresented and misrepresented.

James W Singer 28 June 2020

Contemporary Art

Modern Transgender Art

While individuals who identify as transgender have existed for a very long time, the concept is still a taboo topic in many fields – including art...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 26 June 2020

Literature

An Artistic Tour of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Regardless of the time of year, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the first things that come to mind when the word 'Midsummer' is...

Ledys Chemin 24 June 2020

Literature

Seven Books About Art for Holiday Chill

Holiday time but not sure if you can afford to travel? Or do you just need something to help forget about social distancing while relaxing somewhere...

Camilla de Laurentis 22 June 2020

Museum Stories

6 Highlights from the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin

Let's explore some highlights from the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the preeminent collection of 19th century art in Germany. The gallery was...

Anastasia Manioudaki 21 June 2020