Painting

Museum Stories

The Hidden Gems of the Van Gogh Museum

Every museum has its share of highlights. There are those that struggle with so many that it is difficult to make a list of reasonable length. The...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 May 2020

Art State of Mind

Tableaux Vivants: A Long History of Recreating Art

A fanciful costume, a theatrical pose, the right light… and for a few seconds the viewer is immersed in a “living picture.” You have probably...

Guest Profile 1 May 2020

Review

His Majesty Jan Van Eyck and the Optical Revolution – Review

Art history has its superstars: Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Gustav Klimt. But with the recent $2.4 million, multiyear restoration of panels...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 March 2020

Special

Plague in Art: 10 Paintings You Should Know in the Times of Coronavirus

As the coronavirus is spreading around the globe we want to show you how artists depicted plague in art in times when plagues were really deadly. I...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 March 2020

Renaissance

3 Things You Might Not Know About the Birth of Venus

It’s Valentines season, so what better thing to do than to meditate on the things you love, and of course, Venus definitively conquers all at...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 14 February 2020

Art State of Mind

Welcoming the Twenties with Tamara de Lempicka

Today I am taking you to a New Year’s Eve party. This year, like every year, we hope that the year coming will be better. But hearing that the...

Marija Canjuga 31 December 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Fowling in the Marshes

Ancient Egypt. The famous land of Tutankhamun evokes popular images of pyramids, mummies, and tombs. It left an artistic heritage that is still...

James W Singer 1 December 2019

Masterpiece Stories

An Ode to Autumn with John Everett Millais

Autumn weather can be unpredictable. Some days the earth looks cut out of crystal; the sky is a milky blue, and the sunlight is sparkling and golden.

Hannah Demaine 2 November 2019

Asian Art

The Festival of Diwali Through Art

Diwali or Deepawali is an ancient festival and arguably the most important of all Hindu holidays.  It is the third day of a five-day-long...

Maya M. Tola 26 October 2019

Asian Art

Miniature Paintings of the Mughal Empire

The Mughals descended from a lineage of formidable conquerors such as Genghis Khan and Amir Timur. They were themselves the most dominant force in...

Maya M. Tola 23 August 2019

Interview

A Secret Revealed in a Dresden Vermeer

Back in 2019, the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) announced an exciting new...

Alexandra Kiely 31 July 2019

Symbolism

Pierre Bonnard: Bringing Color to Life

When I was writing the article about the Nabis, I came across the past Tate exhibition on Pierre Bonnard which closed in May 2019. Let’s...

Magda Michalska 22 July 2019