Art Forms

Dance

Kyra Nijinsky: Portrait of a Dancer

Kyra Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and the daughter of the famous Vaslav Nijinsky. She was painted by Oswald Birley in 1935 and we are pleased...

Klaudia Zelazowska 2 January 2022

Dance

How Did Paris Fall in Love with Ballets Russes?

Ballets Russes was a ballet company founded by the Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev. No doubt, Ballets Russes made Russian ballet famous all...

Kateryna Martynova 2 January 2022

New year’s traditions, New Year’s Eve at Grandfather’s House Art State of Mind

Ring Out the Old, Ring In the New—New Year Traditions Around the World

New Year’s is the last holiday of the old year, the first holiday of the new year and, as such, humans have been marking it for longer than we...

Ledys Chemin 1 January 2022

Art State of Mind

Best Party Posters of the 19th Century

Are you ready for a crazy party tonight? Although lithography was invented in 1798, at first it was too slow and expensive for poster production.

Zuzanna Stańska 31 December 2021

Art Travels

Did You Know That Henri Matisse Went to Morocco?

The first things that come to one’s mind when one thinks of Henri Matisse are France, Fauvism, raw shapes, and colors. But never Morocco! Why not?...

Yahya Bensouda 29 December 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Henri Matisse, Harmony in Red

Sergei Shchukin once said “If a picture gives you a psychological shock, buy it. It’s a good one.” And the Matisse painting I would like to...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 December 2021

Fauvism

Why Was Matisse Obsessed with Goldfish?

Goldfish here, goldfish there, in a bowl, in a tank, on a table, by the window, goldfish everywhere. Having been looking at Henri Matisse’s...

Magda Michalska 29 December 2021

Katy Hessel, The Story of Art Without Men, Suzanne Valadon, The Blue Room, 1923, Review

Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel at the Barnes Foundation

In Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA, shows how Valadon transitioned from an in-demand model to a...

Lauren Kraut 27 December 2021

Review

The Book Of Change: Images to Inspire Revelations and Revolutions

Stop shopping! I have the answer to all your seasonal present buying dilemmas right here. The Book Of Change. Images and Symbols to Inspire...

Candy Bedworth 27 December 2021

Frans Post, View of Olinda, Brazil, 1662, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands Baroque

Frans Post, First Landscape Painter of the Americas

Frans Post has gone down in art history as the first trained landscape painter to work in the Americas. In 1636, as a young man of just 24, he...

Nicole Ganbold 27 December 2021

Art State of Mind

The 12 Days of Christmas

In the spirit of the festive season, our gift to you is the 12 days of Christmas retold in artworks. The Twelve Days of Christmas is a carol with...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 22 December 2021

Painting

Faith and Art: The Religious Art of William Hole

I invite you to take a closer look at a great Scottish etcher, muralist, and illustrator, William Hole (1846-1917) whom I discovered by chance when I...

Guest Profile 20 December 2021