Painting

Lucian Freud Artist Stories

The Joy of Lucian Freud: Self-Portraits

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) is regarded as the pre-eminent British figurative painter of the last 60 years. Francis Bacon, two decades older, and David...

Guest Profile 10 February 2022

Artist Stories

Diego Rivera’s Life in Self-Portraits

Diego Rivera is mostly famous for his controversial mural for the Rockefeller family and for being the husband of Frida Kahlo. Yet in his lifetime,...

Magda Michalska 10 February 2022

The Last Supper da vinci Renaissance

10 Facts About The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci You Should Know

The legendary 15th century painter Leonardo da Vinci has an impressive legacy of artworks. The maestro left behind a huge number of works that played...

Guest Profile 9 February 2022

Painting

Nose Art – The Most Unique Art by Pilots During WWII

Ever since men first went to war in airplanes, they have felt the need to decorate their machines with unofficial, often banned and personal...

Caroline Galambosova 8 February 2022

Art State of Mind

Wind and Fun: Kites in Art

So far we’ve had balloons and celestial bodies as part of this series. Now we move to kites as our flying objects in art, but where do we...

Sarah Mills 8 February 2022

Review

The Morozov Collection at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fondation Louis Vuitton’s latest show offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the renowned Morozov collection in its entirety for the...

Louisa Mahoney 7 February 2022

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

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 4 February 2022

Asian Art

Chinese Traditional Painting: Interesting Stories

Traditional Chinese paintings are known for their distinctive style. When did Chinese painting begin and how to read it? What did it mean for the...

Marina Kochetkova 1 February 2022

chinese new year tiger, Kishi Chikudo, Detail from Tiger, Tigress and Cubs, 1892 Animals

Year of the Tiger: Chinese New Year 2022

The year of the tiger is upon us! Tigers are frequently depicted in Chinese art, but they have fascinated so many artists from across the world.

Candy Bedworth 1 February 2022

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Land of Cockaigne, 1567,Alte Pinakothek, Munich Museum Stories

Highlights from the Alte Pinakothek in Munich

The Alte Pinakothek is an art museum in Munich, Germany. The name Alte, meaning Old, refers to the time span which the collections cover: the 14th to...

Anastasia Manioudaki 30 January 2022

Adam Elsheimer, Flight into Egypt, 1609, oil on copper, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Flight into Egypt by Adam Elsheimer

Flight into Egypt is a masterpiece found in the collection of the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany. Human dramas are depicted with vivid...

James W Singer 30 January 2022

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Children Eating a Melon and Grapes, c. 1650, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Children Eating Grapes and a Melon by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Children Eating Grapes and a Melon, currently located in the Alte Pinakothek, is one of the most famous paintings by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. This...

Vithória Konzen Dill 30 January 2022