Art Forms

Architecture

Puzzles with the Shade of Communism: 10 Great Soviet Mosaics in Russia

In the conditions of the rigid USSR system of control, impersonality of buildings was practically inevitable. However, there was one way of escape:...

Elizaveta Ermakova 11 January 2022

Review

Finding Hitler’s Horses: Book Review of Arthur Brand’s True Story

When the year has come to an end it’s always fun to look back at the books that inspired and impacted us. For me, easily the most fascinating...

Nadine Waldmann 10 January 2022

Painting

Venice Carnival in Paintings

Venice is stunning all year round but during the carnival month, it becomes even more charming and mysterious. One stumbles upon princesses,...

Magda Michalska 10 January 2022

The Devonshire Diamond Tiara - Crowning Glory, beautiful tiaras Design

Crowning Glory – World’s Most Beautiful Tiaras

If you want to feel like a princess there is nothing like a tiara. We all wear earrings, rings, necklaces, but who casually pops a tiara on? Maybe we...

Joanna Kaszubowska 10 January 2022

History of Venetian Carnival Masks Fashion

History of Venetian Carnival Masks

It is not a surprise that every carnival, regardless of its country origin or other characteristics, is traditionally associated with Venetian...

Guest Profile 10 January 2022

Theater & Cinema

The Scenes You Might Know from Anime: Outstanding Prints of Hasui Kawase

Hasui Kawase (1883-1957) was one of Japan’s most important and prolific printmakers and artists of the late 19th and early-20th centuries. As a...

Isabella Hill 10 January 2022

Art State of Mind

Five Takes on Carnival in Art

Carnival is the festive season that comes before the Lean in Western Christian tradition. People come together during the carnival to celebrate...

Joanna Kaszubowska 10 January 2022

Berthe Weill Long Read

Berthe Weill: The Unknown Gallerist of the Avant-Garde

Do you know the name of the first female modern art gallery owner? Berthe Weill was born in 1865 and died in 1951 in Paris but nowadays she seems to...

Maia Heguiaphal 10 January 2022

Art History 101

A Small Guide to Still Life Symbols

You may think that all those marvelous Dutch still lifes from the 16th and 17th centuries were just some random sets of fruits, vegetables, and...

Zuzanna Stańska, Nicole Ganbold 9 January 2022

Painting

Psychological Truth on the Verge of Modernity: Symbolism in Victorian Art

Symbolism in the late 19th century came out of the romantic movement and explored the meanings of forms, lines, shapes, and color. It drew on...

Wendy Gray 9 January 2022

Mannerism

Arcimboldo’s Allegories of the Seasons

Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s paintings of the four seasons have astonished audiences from the 16th century to this day. Even though, allegorical...

Anastasia Manioudaki 9 January 2022

North American Art

Rothko: Eternal Symbols of Life

When you say Rothko, you think of large paintings of colorful rectangular form with frayed edges, horizontal, sometimes vertical as well, floating on...

Irina Diana Calu 9 January 2022