Art Forms

Art State of Mind

New Year’s Resolutions Inspired by Artists

What New Year’s resolutions are you making as the strangest year in recent memory comes to a close? If you’re still unsure what (if...

Alexandra Kiely 1 January 2022

Art State of Mind

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 2021

Art State of Mind

Best Party Posters of the 19th Century

Are you ready for a crazy party tonight? Although lithography was invented in 1798, at first it was too slow and expensive for poster production.

Zuzanna Stańska 31 December 2021

Art Travels

Did You Know That Henri Matisse Went to Morocco?

The first things that come to one’s mind when one thinks of Henri Matisse are France, Fauvism, raw shapes, and colors. But never Morocco! Why not?...

Yahya Bensouda 29 December 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Henri Matisse, Harmony in Red

Sergei Shchukin once said “If a picture gives you a psychological shock, buy it. It’s a good one.” And the Matisse painting I would like to...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 December 2021

Fauvism

Why Was Matisse Obsessed with Goldfish?

Goldfish here, goldfish there, in a bowl, in a tank, on a table, by the window, goldfish everywhere. Having been looking at Henri Matisse’s...

Magda Michalska 29 December 2021

Suzanne Valadon Barnes Foundation: A white woman lays on a bed wearing a pink camisole and green and white striped pants. She has an unlit cigarette in her mouth and books at her feet. The bed curtains behind her are open and have a blue and white pattern, as does the bed spread. Review

Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel at the Barnes Foundation

In Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA, shows how Valadon transitioned from an in-demand model to a...

Lauren Kraut 27 December 2021

Review

The Book Of Change: Images to Inspire Revelations and Revolutions

Stop shopping! I have the answer to all your seasonal present buying dilemmas right here. The Book Of Change. Images and Symbols to Inspire...

Candy Bedworth 27 December 2021

Frans Post, View of Olinda, Brazil, 1662, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands Baroque

Frans Post, First Landscape Painter of the Americas

Frans Post has gone down in art history as the first trained landscape painter to work in the Americas. In 1636, as a young man of just 24, he...

Nicole Ganbold 27 December 2021

Long Read

The Wonder and Glory of Medieval Portable Shrines

For devoted Christians, a portable shrine provided an immediate and intimate way to connect to a higher power within a monastic space or the privacy...

Marga Patterson 27 December 2021

Long Read

Luncheon of the Boating Party in the Movie Amélie

The best of all partnerships is the one within the Arts. Among so many worthy examples, we would like to tell you about the painting Luncheon of the...

Giordana Goretti 27 December 2021

Art State of Mind

Twelve Days of Christmas in Art

Twelve Days of Christmas is probably one of the best known Christmas carols in English speaking countries. It lists the gifts received from ‘my...

Joanna Kaszubowska 24 December 2021