Sculpture

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

Renaissance

Everything You Must Know About All Michelangelo’s Pietàs

I guess everyone knows Michelangelo’s Pietà from St. Peter Basilica in the Vatican. But did you know, it is not the only sculpture of this ...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 September 2021

Ancient Greece

There Were Really Hot Guys in Ancient Greece: the Barberini Faun

Drunk, sleeping men are rarely, if ever, beautiful and sexually appealing, but this is not the case with this really sexy faun from ancient Greece. ...

Marta Loza 10 September 2021

Sculpture

Attention: Have You Seen Ancient Sculptures’ Colors?

We admire the beauty and plasticity of ancient sculptures, how harmoniously they fit into the surrounding landscape. But we rarely ask ourselves the ...

Elizaveta Ermakova 4 September 2021

Literature

Book Review: The Artist and the Eternal City by Loyd Grossman

Can an artist single-handedly impact an entire city? Considering that the city in question is Rome, probably not. But add to the mix an influential ...

Joanna Kaszubowska 5 August 2021

Art History 101

Art and Culture of the Dogon People of Africa

African art and culture had been a driving inspiration to European modern artists like Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, and Amedeo Modigliani, among ...

Urvi Chheda 4 August 2021

Women Artists

Barbara Hepworth: Sculptor of Archaic Wonders

Barbara Hepworth’s 1973 bronze-cast sculpture Conversation with Magic Stones is mythic, mysterious, and interactive. Barbara Hepworth, born in ...

Guest Profile 24 July 2021

Ancient Rome

Masterpiece of the Week: Mithras Slaying the Bull

Mithras Slaying the Bull is a compilation of the entire religious and symbolic images of Mithraism. It reflects promised immortality and personal ...

James W Singer 18 July 2021

Street Art

On the Tracks of the Gunter Demnig’s Stumbling Stones

“There must be a Jew buried here” – this was a phrase commonly uttered by some Germans before World War II, when they stumbled over ...

Montaine Dumont 9 July 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Queen Mother Idia of Benin

Africa is a beautiful continent filled with sweeping landscapes and mighty rivers. Its history is filled with great kingdoms and large empires. Its ...

James W Singer 4 July 2021

Erotica

We Are All Summertime Venuses: Beach Bodies in Art

Venus, who wouldn’t envy her? She is the embodiment of beauty, sexuality, and love. She is perhaps the most often depicted woman in art ...

Magda Michalska 25 June 2021

Chinese art

The Mysterious Zodiac Project: Ai Weiwei Animal Heads Explained

The Zodiac Project is Ai Weiwei’s first major public sculpture. The famous Chinese artist recreated the famous twelve bronze animal heads that ...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 June 2021