Art Forms

Art Travels

Largest Religious Monument in the World: Angkor Wat in Cambodia

The Khmer kingdom thrived in the Cambodian region from the 9th to 15th centuries with an empire that stretched all the way from modern-day Myanmar...

Maya Tola 8 February 2020

Women Artists

Jane Poupelet: Bronze, Paper and Commitment in WWI

Jane Poupelet was a French sculptress and illustrator most known for her involvement in World War I. There were not many female artists at the time...

Maia Heguiaphal 4 February 2020

Renaissance

Raphael – Renaissance Prince of Painters

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino – better known as Raphael – is known for the harmony and clarity of form within his visually brilliant paintings. He...

Candy Bedworth 1 February 2020

Six Exquisite Mother-of-Pearl Artifacts from Gujarat

Mother-of-Pearl an iridescent layer carved out of snail shells, usually the Turbo Marmoratus. It is a luminous material that naturally reflects pink...

Maya Tola 27 January 2020

Literature

Book Review: Sofonisba, Portraits of the Soul

Sofonisba, Portraits of the soul is a book by Chiara Montani about the life and work of the Italian artist Sofonisba Anguissola. Sofonisba was an...

Errika Gerakiti 15 January 2020

Art State of Mind

Welcoming the Twenties with Tamara de Lempicka

Today I am taking you to a New Year's Eve party. This year, like every year, we hope that the year coming will be better. But hearing that the...

Marija Canjuga 31 December 2019

Dan Flavin: Art is Thought and Fluorescent Lights

Dan Flavin (1993-1996) was an American artist and pioneer of Minimalism. He is famous for making sculptural objects and installations from...

Isla Phillips 17 December 2019

Museum Stories

National Portrait Gallery in London

You have approximately six months until the National Portrait Gallery shuts down for a three year renovation (29 June 2020 - Spring 2023)! If you've...

Isla Phillips 14 December 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Fowling in the Marshes

Ancient Egypt. The famous land of Tutankhamun evokes popular images of pyramids, mummies, and tombs. It left an artistic heritage that is still...

James W Singer 1 December 2019

Theater & Cinema

Art in The Crown: Spies, Secrets and The Royal Art Collection

The Crown is not amused… There’s a scandal brewing behind the doors of Buckingham Palace. Let’s investigate art in The Crown,...

Tony Heathfield 25 November 2019

Renaissance

Titian’s Metamorphoses

In the 1550s and early 1560s Titian delivered a series of seven large canvases to King Phillip II of Spain. Each translated a small section of the...

Isla Phillips 19 November 2019

Fashion

The Majestic Art of Alexander McQueen

A Champagne Supernova, as Maureen Callahan calls him in her book, Alexander McQueen, was a pioneer of the 90s fashion. Along with Marc Jacobs,...

Errika Gerakiti 14 November 2019