Art Forms

Fashion

The Artistic Inspiration of Balenciaga

Cristóbal Balenciaga was the "Master of us all," as Christian Dior said, and a "couturier in the truest sense of the word," according to Coco...

Errika Gerakiti 15 October 2019

Sculpture

Demystifying Cycladic Figurines

Cycladic figurines have a mythical aura. Their gleaming abstract forms speak of timeless beauty. But what actually are they? Why do they look like a...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 9 October 2019

Artist Stories

Beatles and Biennales – the Life and Times of Robyn Denny

In a grim and conservative post-war Britain, Robyn Denny burst onto the art scene like a Holi festival colour bomb. He arrived at art school in...

Candy Bedworth 3 October 2019

Literature

I Know What I Am. A Fascinating Graphic Novel about Artemisia Gentileschi

The riveting life story of Baroque's most famous woman painter - Artemisia Gentileschi. Told and shown by Gina Siciliano in her beautifully published...

Joanna Kaszubowska 2 October 2019

Women Artists

Tina Modotti. A Woman of Her Time

Tina Modotti is a photographer whose path parallels the great moments of 20th-century history. Her way of making art is a testimony to the world...

Maia Heguiaphal 18 September 2019

South American Art

The Largest Mural on Earth

Early Fall, for students around the world, means one thing: back to school, back to writing papers, and exam preparations. For students of the...

Alicja Gluszek 16 September 2019

Lakshmi in Art. The Goddess of Wealth

Lakshmi is a prominent Hindu deity who is also revered by Buddhists and Jains. Her eminent position in the Hindu pantheon emanates not only from...

Maya M. Tola 12 September 2019

Erotica

Venus Vincit Omnia. Venus in Art

Venus (also known by her Greek name Aphrodite) is the Goddess of Love. We've explored some famous Venus' here. Next, Velázquez's portrait put her...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 9 September 2019

Sculpture

Five Indian Modern Sculptors

Modernism in India did straddle, sneaking lopsided avenue from the ancient to the present. The post-colonial art is typically mentioned as Modern art...

Urvi Chheda 7 September 2019

Theater & Cinema

Through Scissors and Shadows: The Art and Films of Lotte Reiniger

Late one night while struggling with a bit of insomnia, I was channel surfing. I came across a stunning and hypnotic, silent, animated film that was...

Nadine Waldmann 31 August 2019

Design

The Last Craftsman. Exploring Henry van de Velde and the Passage of Modernism

Until 1972, the Museen zu Berlin exhibited, among other things, a teapot and its accompanying set. From above, the teapot is around 22 centimetres...

Geoffrey Bunting 30 August 2019

Romanticism

The Poetry in Painting — Turner’s Ovid in Exile

This petite (9.46 x 12.50 cm) oil on canvas by J.M.W. Turner contains big things: big landscapes, big stories and big skies. It is an imagined scene...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 26 August 2019