Art Forms

Long Read

My Great-Grandmother Tamara de Lempicka: An Interview with Marisa de Lempicka

You may not know her name but you surely know her works. Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) is the icon of a modern woman, the epitome of Art Deco. She...

Lauren Kraut 22 November 2021

Art State of Mind

Which Painting Are You Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

What is your zodiac sign? Western astrology is closely related to ancient Greek and Roman mythology and culture. Over time, each astrological star...

Ruxi Rusu 22 November 2021

Contemporary Chronicles: Adeel-uz-Zafar, Antagonist 1/ Dragon, Review

Contemporary Chronicles: A Conversation About 9/11

South Asia Institute, or SAI, located in the museum district in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue, cultivates the art and culture of South Asia and...

Guest Profile 22 November 2021

Stained-glass windows, Nasie Al Mulk Mosque, Iran Architecture

7 Extraordinary Stained-Glass Wonders You Need to Know

The practice of decorating pieces of glass with the aim of adorning a room seems to originate in the ancient Roman Empire. Later stained-glass...

Camilla de Laurentis 22 November 2021

Painting of a family of rabbits Animals

Into the Wild: Peaceful Animal Paintings

Autumn is a period of transition. The hot, sunny days of summer become grey and shorter. The trees, lightened of their fruits, unwind to the extent...

Amélie Pascutto 22 November 2021

North American Art

Marsden Hartley: An Overlooked Modernist

Marsden Hartley was a ground-breaking modernist, ostracized from the art world at the height of his career. Today he remains sidelined as a...

Louisa Mahoney 18 November 2021

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican, Photograph by Alvesgaspar Architecture

St. Peter’s Basilica—Layers of History

St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the most iconic buildings in Western culture.  But, the facade we see today is the culmination of centuries of...

Ledys Chemin 18 November 2021

Lalibela rock-hewn churches cover African Art

Medieval Christian Monoliths: The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

The highlands of northern Ethiopia contain eleven fascinating and unique churches. The so-called rock-hewn churches of Lalibela were carved directly...

Alexandra Kiely 18 November 2021

Architecture

These Churches Will Make You Believe In God

Churches are fascinating buildings where time seems to stand still. Allow us to lead you by the smell of incense into the dark Gothic interiors.

Magda Michalska 18 November 2021

Vincent Van Gogh, Wheatfields with Crows, 1890, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Post-Impressionism

Vincent van Gogh and Nature

Vincent van Gogh’s relationship with nature was complex, and it defined both his life and his art. The Dutch artist hated the hustle and bustle of...

Anastasia Manioudaki 15 November 2021

statues, london, women, Boudicca and her daughters, Thomas Thornycroft Sculpture

Does London Value Animals More Than Women?

Where are the women in the UK’s public art installations? Let’s take a look at the politics of sculptural commissions plus a top ten of...

Candy Bedworth 15 November 2021

Artist Stories

Joanna Hiffernan: Artist, Model and Whistler’s Muse

Joanna Hiffernan and James Abbott McNeill Whistler met in London in 1861. He fell in love with her striking red hair and outspoken character and the...

Louisa Mahoney 15 November 2021