Art Forms

Photography

David Hockney and the Camera: A Composite Polaroid Reality

Sometime before 1982, David Hockney remarked, “Photography is all right if you don’t mind looking at the world from the point of view of a...

Magda Michalska 9 July 2024

David Hockney, 'Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)', 1972, private collection. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) by David Hockney

David Hockney is an English artist born in 1937. He was a leading force in the 1960s Pop Art movement and a great innovator, considered, to this...

Ruxi Rusu 9 July 2024

Baroque

Artemisia Gentileschi: A Changing Landscape for the Discourse of Art History

A lot of 16th and 17th century art focuses on mythological tropes and origin stories that are deeply embedded in misogyny and sexual violence.

Guest Profile 8 July 2024

The sculpture by Cattelan, showing a middle finger. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: L.O.V.E. by Maurizio Cattelan

In the heart of Milan, steps away from the iconic Duomo, Piazza Affari hosts a provocative sculpture by Maurizio Cattelan. Titled...

Lisa Scalone 8 July 2024

Architecture

The Long History of the Duomo of Siena

The magnificent Santa Maria Assunta or the Duomo of Siena is one of Italy’s most important landmarks and a fine example of Italian...

Maya M. Tola 8 July 2024

Review

Disobedient — A Novel About Artemisia Gentileschi

Review of Disobedient by Elizabeth Freemantle. A novel about the early life of Baroque Italian artist Artemesia Gentileschi

Candy Bedworth 8 July 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Sympathy by Remedios Varo

Sympathy is a fascinating painting by Catalan artist Remedios Varo. It presents a lady with a cat in a most unusual and Surrealist situation. You...

Alicja Gluszek 7 July 2024

Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, Cat at Play, ca 1860-78, oil on wood panel, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Cat at Play by Henriëtte Ronner-Knip

Cat at Play is a masterpiece by Henriëtte Ronner-Knip who deserves to have her legacy revised and her fame revived. Art does not need to be radical...

James W Singer 7 July 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Breakfast of Birds by Gabriele Münter

Gabriele Münter (1877–1962) was a German Expressionist painter born in Berlin and most known for her landscapes and use of color. She developed a...

Heidi Werber 7 July 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat by John Weguelin

Here is a Masterpiece Story to honor our beloved cats. The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat by John Weguelin presents an imaginative interpretation of an...

Alexandra Kiely 7 July 2024

Gerrit Dou, Dog at Rest, 1650, oil on oak panel, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Dog at Rest by Gerrit Dou

Gerrit Dou’s Dog at Rest is a masterpiece of Dutch genre painting, perfect for both dog enthusiasts and art...

James W Singer 7 July 2024

Quiz

QUIZ: Do You Know These Famous Churches?

Ania Kaczynska 6 July 2024