Art Forms

Contemporary Art

Qiu Zhijie: Mapping Today’s China

One of China’s most prominent contemporary artists, Qiu Zhijie’s work transcends boundaries and cultures through a unique blend of...

Carlotta Mazzoli 3 August 2023

Artist Stories

9 Things You Must Know About Joan Miró

Joan Miró was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in the heart of Barcelona, the Barri Gòtic neighborhood. His work has been...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 August 2023

Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, 1902-1930, Barcelona, Spain, Photo by Joanna Kaszubowska. Architecture

Barcelona’s Hidden Modernista Gem: Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

When you think of architecture in Barcelona surely Antoni Gaudí comes to mind. Barcelona is peppered with his works like panettone with raisins. But...

Joanna Kaszubowska 3 August 2023

Art Travels

Antoni Gaudí and Barcelona: The World Heritage Route

Antoni Gaudí is Catalonia’s most renowned architect and interior designer. For most of his life he was bound to the Catalan capital, Barcelona.

Kacper Grass 3 August 2023

Photography

The Shadow of the Wind: Francesc Català-Roca and His Neorealistic Spain

He was one of the finest photographers of the 20th century, yet not many know his name. He captured the reality of the post-war era through a...

Magda Michalska 3 August 2023

Design

All That Glitters: Prized Royal Jewelry in Auction

In the past years, there have been a couple of absolutely enthralling and profoundly desirable items that made great waves on the antique jewelry...

Maya M. Tola 2 August 2023

Medieval Art

All That Glitters: The Sparkling World of Medieval Mosaics

Welcome to the sparkling world of medieval mosaics! Although not as famous as illuminated manuscripts or stained glass, the mosaic was a popular art...

Alexandra Kiely 2 August 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Two Sisters (On the Terrace) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

This beautiful painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known under two titles. The first one – Two Sisters (in French: Les Deux Sœurs) was given to...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 August 2023

Painting

Sisterhood in Art: Portraying Sisters

It’s not surprising that many artists with sisters painted their portraits, especially early in their careers. They were probably easily available...

Europeana 1 August 2023

JMW Turner, Rain, Steam and Speed, 1844, National Gallery, London, UK. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Rain, Steam and Speed by JMW Turner

JMW Turner‘s Rain, Steam, and Speed is a masterpiece of Victorian Romanticism infused with hopes, fears, and reminisces. It catapults the...

James W Singer 31 July 2023

Theater & Cinema

Harry Potter and the Lady of the Unicorn Tapestries

The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries were made towards the end of the 15th century and are one of the most well-known sets of medieval tapestries. You...

Anna Ingram 31 July 2023

Art reference from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Theater & Cinema

All the Art in Harry Potter Films

The Harry Potter franchise is known for its magical narrative and captivating characters… but its films also have subtle nods to art...

Anna Ingram 31 July 2023