Art Forms

Architecture

The Rhythmic Spaces of Savin Couëlle

Architect Savin Couëlle’s organic designs go beyond extensions of the natural landscape. He creates a feeling of being one with nature. Couëlle...

Marga Patterson 16 July 2020

Art Nouveau

Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergère: Best Can-Can Paintings in Art History

Can-can paintings depict the most famous dance of La Belle Époque era. Originating in France, the Can-can, associated with skirts, petticoats, high...

Charlotte Stace 11 July 2020

Long Read

Khon – The Art of Thai Dance

As an art form, Thai dance has been honed over many centuries. It is one of the great wonders of the human imagination. We can enter a theater, enjoy...

Marina Kochetkova 9 July 2020

Medieval Art

Danse Macabre: Dancing with Skeletons

Danse Macabre (Dance of Death) – a weird dance between people and skeletons. You might think that it is a scene from a horror movie. But...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 July 2020

Architecture

LEGO Architecture: Build Your Very Own Modernist House

Lego gives us the opportunity to create our own world. We've all played as kids creating the most amazing places from our imagination or even to...

Celia Leiva Otto 7 July 2020

Museum Stories

Chiharu Shiota’s Installation Art: Drawing in the Air

Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota creates monumental artworks that immerse the visitor in a tangled web of their own imagination. Delicate yarn installations, filling a gallery space, move you from creation to death, and almost impossibly, beyond.

Candy Bedworth 2 July 2020

Literature

Seven Books About Art for Holiday Chill

Holiday time but not sure if you can afford to travel? Or do you just need something to help forget about social distancing while relaxing somewhere...

Camilla de Laurentis 22 June 2020

Museum Stories

6 Highlights from the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin

Let's explore some highlights from the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the preeminent collection of 19th century art in Germany. The gallery was...

Anastasia Manioudaki 21 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Abbey in the Oakwood by Caspar David Friedrich

Sadness and desolation fill this scene like an oppressive melancholy. The sun is dying behind the horizon as fog enshrouds the ground. Skeletal trees...

James W Singer 14 June 2020

Bizarre

The Curious Lure and Strange Beauty of Ancient Anatomical Votives

Eerie, mysterious, and fascinating, ancient anatomical votives represent literal parts of people’s past. When most people think of a votive object,...

Marga Patterson 12 June 2020

Theater & Cinema

Art in the Film Adaption of Little Women (Spoiler Alert!)

A tale of sisterhood, friendship, and love, the recent film Little Women celebrates art in a number of ways. This is mainly through the character...

Nina Relf 3 June 2020

Theater & Cinema

Art Timeline: Paintings Inspired by Themes of the Film Orlando

Orlando (1992) is a British period drama based on the Virginia Woolf novel of the same name and is directed by Sally Potter. Orlando, played by...

Kateryna Martynova 2 June 2020