Painting

Art State of Mind

Midsummer – An Old Pagan Tradition in Scandinavian Art

The summer solstice in June is celebrated throughout several cultures. The Scandinavian culture is no exception to that. Initially tied to pagan...

Merve Parla 8 January 2022

Asian Art

The Warli Painting Artist Jivya Soma Mashe

Jivya Soma Mashe is an internationally acclaimed Warli painting artist. A tribal artist from India, Mashe was known for wonderful Warli paintings,...

Urvi Chheda 7 January 2022

Women Artists

Nives Kavuric-Kurtovic: Pushing the Limits of Surrealism

Nives Kavuric-Kurtovic was the first female Croatian Surrealist painter and one of the greatest artists of Croatian contemporary art. As a painter,...

Guest Profile 6 January 2022

Quiz

Epiphany Quizzed: What Do You Know?

Epiphany had been a popular subject in painting already in the Middle Ages, yet it became a topos during the Renaissance when each respected painter...

Magda Michalska 6 January 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Hendrik Heerschop, The African King Caspar

White subjects have dominated the Western art tradition for millennia, while people of color have been vastly underrepresented and misrepresented.

James W Singer 6 January 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Breakfast of Birds by Gabriele Münter

Gabriele Münter (1877-1962) was a German Expressionist painter born in Berlin and most known for her landscapes and use of color. She developed a...

Heidi Werber 5 January 2022

Artist Stories

Max Ernst and Birds: A Relationship Explained through Paintings

Max Ernst (1891–1976) was a prolific German avant-garde artist. He was a pioneer in the early 20th century movements of Dada and Surrealism and...

Anastasia Tsaleza 5 January 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, The Roses of Heliogabalus

Lust, Gluttony, and Sloth. Three of the Seven Deadly Sins are depicted in Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s The Roses of Heliogabalus. Many other sins are...

James W Singer 4 January 2022

Review

Fernando Botero. Beyond Forms at BAM Mons

Some artists are gateways to art and its history; creators who make an authentic and one-of-a-kind work that is referenced over and over. Fernando...

Guest Profile 3 January 2022

Atala. Luis Monroy Josué, Last Moments of Atala, 1871,Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico. Literature

Atala: The Tragedy that Transcended Pages

In the 19th century, Europeans went crazy for one story: Atala, or the Story of Two Lovers in the Desert. It is a novel by René de Chateaubriand...

Jimena Escoto 3 January 2022

Carmen Lomas Garza, La Curandera, 1989, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, ©Carmen Lomas Garza - The Art of Being Sick Long Read

The Art of Being Sick

As much as we wish otherwise, the pandemic is not over yet. The Omicron variant cast a long shadow on our hopes of going back to normal. So instead...

Joanna Kaszubowska 3 January 2022

Literature

When Literature Meets Painting…

Have you ever been so in love with a scene from a book that it made you think (perhaps out loud): “Well that would make a perfect painting”?...

Yahya Bensouda 3 January 2022