Sculpture

Erotica

Celebrating the Male Body in Renaissance Florence

The adoration of the male body was an inspiration for many artists and there is no medium better suited to presenting the full beauty and complexity...

Joanna Kaszubowska 22 November 2022

Textile artist Sheila Hicks Women Artists

Between Fiber and Color: The Art of Sheila Hicks

Celebrated as one of the biggest names in textile art, Sheila Hicks has a long history of studying ancient techniques and cultures. She has traveled...

Natalia Tiberio 21 November 2022

Artist Stories

5 Sculptures by Auguste Rodin You Should Know

Francois Auguste Rene Rodin was born in Paris on November 12th, 1840. The French sculptor is known as the progenitor of modern sculpture. Even though...

Pola Otterstein, Nicole Ganbold 12 November 2022

Sculpture

Watch Auguste Rodin Sculpting in 1915

Auguste Rodin was a master of modern sculpture. Instead of copying traditional academic postures, he preferred his models to move naturally around...

Zuzanna Stańska, Ania Kaczynska 12 November 2022

Sculpture

Scandalous Rodin: The History of Balzac’s Monument

One of the greatest French novelists dies. One of the greatest French sculptors is commissioned to raise him a monument. Yet instead of presenting...

Magda Michalska 12 November 2022

Bizarre

Art Only Exists Because Death Exists. Skulls in Art

Dia De Los Muertos is celebrated every year across Mexico. A far cry from the Western commercial horror-fest of Halloween, it is a glorious...

Candy Bedworth 2 November 2022

Ancient Art

Living Memories: The Funerary Stelae of Ancient Cyprus

The majority of sculpture that survives from ancient Cyprus are funerary stelae, elaborate grave markers to commemorate the dead. Possessing an...

Marga Patterson 1 November 2022

Niki de Saint Phalle surrounded by her sculptures painting Le Monde, c. 1981. Photograph by Laurent Codominas © 2010 Niki Charitable Art Foundation. Courtesy of Opera Gallery. Detail. Review

Find Paradise with Niki de Saint Phalle: Paradis Retrouvé in Opera Gallery

This week marks the birthday of Niki de Saint Phalle, the Franco-American artist who died in 2002. To celebrate the occasion, I visited a new...

Louisa Mahoney 29 October 2022

niki de saint phalle Women Artists

Niki de Saint Phalle and the Nana Statues

We all have seen somewhere these voluminous, beautifully dressed, and dancing sculptures. They are called Nanas, and they were made by a...

Wendy Gray 29 October 2022

Sculpture

Niki de Saint Phalle – An Extraordinary Sculptress

Niki de Saint Phalle was a French-American artist and the only woman within the Nouveau Réalisme group that included Arman, Christo, Yves Klein,...

Magda Michalska 29 October 2022

Women Artists

The Colorful and Extraordinary World of Niki de Saint Phalle’s Tarot Garden

Inspired by Antoni Gaudí’s Park Güell in Barcelona, Parco dei Mostri in Bomarzo, as well as Palais Idéal by Ferdinand Cheval, the...

Caroline Galambosova 29 October 2022

South American Art

Art and Ritual: Culture of the Enigmatic Moche People

The Moche were an ancient, Indigenous people of Andean Peru. They are considered to be one of the most influential civilizations of the ancient...

Marga Patterson 20 October 2022