Sculpture

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 20 January 2021

Music

Top 10 Statues of Famous Musicians

There are good, bad and ugly statues of the musical greats. Let’s take a look at ten sculptures of famous musicians, old and contemporary, that...

Candy Bedworth 16 January 2021

Contemporary Art

The Ephemeral Magic of Raw Clay: Artist Interview with Phoebe Cummings

Phoebe Cummings (b.1981) is a British sculptress-ceramics artist working primarily with unfired, living clay in its raw state. She creates time-based...

Marga Patterson 15 January 2021

The Image of Discord: Pisanello’s Medal of John VIII Palaiologos

Antoni di Pisanello’s most famous medal conceals a story of schism, war, and the end of an era. A small piece with a huge history. The...

Guest Profile 12 January 2021

Sculpture

César Baldaccini: Master of Compression

César Baldaccini, better known simply as César, was a prominent French sculptor of the 1960s. He created large sculptures formed by compressing...

Caroline Galambosova 11 January 2021

Sculpture

The Torlonia Marbles: A Long-awaited Classical Collection

After strictly remaining in the shade for decades and decades, one of the world’s most extensive private collections of classical sculpture, the...

Erol Degirmenci 4 January 2021

Art History 101

Arte Povera: Aesthetics of the Ordinary

In memory of the recently deceased world-famous Italian art critic Germano Celant, who himself in 1967 invented the term Arte Povera, translated as...

Caroline Galambosova 29 December 2020

The Pros and Cons of Maggie Hambling’s Mary Wollstonecraft

Maggie Hambling CBE (b. 1945) is a British artist who is rarely seen without a cigarette. She paints beautiful land and seascapes, has several...

Isla Phillips 21 December 2020

Animals

Blue Faience Hippopotamuses of the World, UNITE!

Blue faience hippopotamus was a popular statuette in Ancient Egyptian art. Ancient Egyptians considered it to have positive traits associated with...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 November 2020

Ancient Greece

Six Ancient Greek Sculptures Everyone Should Know

Greek sculptures have had a profound effect on art throughout the ages. Many of the styles have been reproduced and copied by some of what the modern...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 November 2020

Ancient Egypt

The Bust of Nefertiti: Ancient Masterpiece or Genius Hoax?

On December 6, 1912, a team of excavators from the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft, led by Ludwig Borchardt, unearthed a wonderful work of art. They...

Montaine Dumont 20 November 2020

Ancient Art

Portable Prehistoric Gods and Goddesses

Our prehistoric ancestors moved around a lot. It was a short and brutal life back then – you needed the protection and guidance of your gods...

Candy Bedworth 18 November 2020