Art Forms

Perle Fine, Untitled, 1957 Abstract Expressionism

Meeting Abstract Expressionist Perle Fine

To think about the abstract expressionists is almost certainly to picture Jackson Pollock with cans and brushes in hand, dipping paint into large...

Natalia Tiberio 20 December 2021

Review

History of Ugliness by Umberto Eco – A Sublime Journey Through Horrid Texts and Faces of the Western World

This book stood on one of my shelves for far too long. The compelling ugliness of its cover attracted me each time I longingly glanced at it. Now...

Giordana Goretti 20 December 2021

Painting

Faith and Art: The Religious Art of William Hole

I invite you to take a closer look at a great Scottish etcher, muralist, and illustrator, William Hole (1846-1917) whom I discovered by chance when I...

Guest Profile 20 December 2021

Art History 101

Essential Books for Art Historians (and Lovers)

I like a good listicle, so this month I decided to write about some of the most important art-related books you should read. Written in the previous...

Roma Piotrowska 20 December 2021

Photography

Best Photography Books – A Subjective List

Like many of us, towards the end of 2021, I found myself mostly home-bound again and running out of ideas of what to do with myself. Being a bookworm...

Joanna Kaszubowska 20 December 2021

Literature

5 Books about Famous Artists You Need to Read This Winter

It is about that time of the year when all we can do is wait impatiently on the upcoming holidays and the new year. How do you intend to spend the...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 December 2021

Long Read

Childhood Memories and Winter Charm by Vladimír Kompánek

Considered by many to be the Slovak Kandinsky, we would like to present to you the famous Slovak sculptor and painter Vladimír Kompánek who,...

Caroline Galambosova 20 December 2021

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Peasant Wedding, 1567 Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Peasant Wedding by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Kunsthistorisches Museum, meaning the Museum of Art History, is located in Vienna, Austria. It is the largest art gallery in the country, housing...

Anastasia Manioudaki 19 December 2021

Striding Lion, 604-562 BCE, glazed clay bricks, Processional Way, Babylon, Iraq, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Striding Lion from the Ishtar Gate

Striding Lion is a masterpiece of Mesopotamian art through its monumental size and composition. It symbolizes the strength of King Nebuchadnezzar II...

James W Singer 19 December 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Last of England by Ford Madox Brown

Out of the cold English air comes a man tired from a hard day’s work. He enters his home where his loving wife waits with a hot meal to warm his...

James W Singer 18 December 2021

Squid Game. Art reference to Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party in Squid Game, S1E08. Squid Game/ Netflix. Theater & Cinema

Squid Game: Art in the Darkest of Places

Television may not have as long a history as other art forms. Nonetheless, it has taken inspiration from them. Now it is time for the most popular...

Jimena Escoto 17 December 2021

Theater & Cinema

Beautiful Horrors: Art in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Spoiler Alert!)

From the beginning of season 3 of Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Ms. Wardwell hits the nail on the head. As you will see below,...

Abreeza Thomas 17 December 2021