Art Forms

Cubism

Picasso and His 15 Versions of Les Femmes d’Alger

When the Algerian War of Independence began on 1st November 1954, Pablo Picasso felt an urge to somehow respond to the violence and suffering that...

Magda Michalska 3 October 2021

European Art

The First-Ever Femme Fatale: Lilith in a Painting by John Collier

The apparent sweetness of this work by John Collier (1850–1934), a Pre-Raphaelite painter, is a wonderful testimony of the two sides of Lilith’s...

Guest Profile 29 September 2021

Museum Stories

A Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition in the Mountains: Cantacuzino Palace in Romania

In 2016, an interesting project took place in Busteni, a town in the mountains of Romania. Sculptors from various countries gathered to work on the...

Luciana Craciun 27 September 2021

Museum Stories

Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary at North Carolina Museum of Art

Czech-born Alphonse Mucha was one of the most celebrated artists in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. As an influential force behind the Art...

Nicole Ganbold 20 September 2021

Photography

A Unique Artist Encounter: When Ara Güler Met Pablo Picasso

Whether photography is purely art or a branch of journalism can be a subject of discussion. For photographer Ara Güler, the artistic quality of his...

Merve Parla 16 September 2021

Painting

The Tiny Big World of Kamal al-din Bihzad – A Persian Miniature Painter

In today’s article, we want to present you with a story of Kamal al-din Bihzad, a renowned Persian miniature painter and head of the royal...

Magda Michalska 2 September 2021

Fashion

10 Beautiful Kimono from the Victoria & Albert Museum Collection

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is one of the leading museums focusing on art and design. It’s special for me due to the vast range of...

Joanna Kaszubowska 26 August 2021

An Important Concept: Shadows in Japanese Culture

Jun’ichirō Tanizaki (1886-1965) was an important Japanese writer, mainly during the Shōwa period. One of the author’s most important...

Luciana Craciun 24 August 2021

Asian Art

The Beauty of Folding Screens: Namban Byōbu of Japan

Masterfully crafted into hinged leaves and enclosed within a lacquer frame, the Japanese Namban folding screens or the Namban byōbu contain a...

Maya M. Tola 23 August 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Andreas Gursky, Rhine II

It seems to be one of those pictures you may accidentally take on holiday when the weather is bad. Rhine II by Andreas Gursky is not a photo we...

Joanna Kaszubowska 22 August 2021

Photography

Theodore Marceau – The Genius Pioneer of Photographic Studios

Theodore Christopher Marceau (1859-1922) was an American photographer who pioneered the creation of a national chain of photographic studios in the...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 August 2021

Photography

See Rare Photographs Taken by Edgar Degas

Today is World Photography Day. On this day, August 19th, in 1839 the French government bought the patent for the daguerreotype and released it...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 August 2021