Art Forms

Bizarre

Need An Artsy Halloween Costume Inspiration?

Halloween’s coming! Have you got a costume already? Do you want to emphasize your passion for art but are bored with the usual Frida Kahlo unibrow?...

Magda Michalska 31 October 2021

European Art

10 Early Picasso Works You Should Know

Pablo Picasso painted his first works during the early years of his life. According to his mother, his first words were “piz, piz”, a...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 October 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Old Woman Dozing by Nicolaes Maes

Introduction 123 ABC. Nicolaes Maes, Old Woman Dozing, ca 1656, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels,...

James W Singer 24 October 2021

Renaissance

Spot a Rug: Ottoman Carpets in Renaissance Paintings

Art history has always been inseparable from international trade exchanges and the mingling of nations and cultures. Manuscripts, works of art,...

Magda Michalska 20 October 2021

Architecture

World’s Most Beautiful Libraries You Should Know

Around this time of year, most schools and universities welcome back their students as a new semester begins. As we all know, the past year has been...

Magda Michalska, Nicole Ganbold 6 October 2021

Women Artists

Female vs. Male Gaze: Suzanne Valadon’s Reclining Nude

Female nudes are prevalent throughout art history. There are the ancient mythological goddesses, the Biblical Eves and Susannas, and then there are...

Lauren Kraut 5 October 2021

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

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