Sculpture

Contemporary Art

Meet the Award-winning Sculptor and Installation Artist Ayşe Erkmen

Berlin-based Turkish visual artist Ayşe Erkmen has been awarded the Ernst Franz Vogelmann Prize for Sculpture in 2020. As the first woman artist to...

Merve Parla 16 September 2020

Ancient Art

How to Show Up in a Gym – 3 Ancient Sculptures of Hercules

In Greek mythology, Herakles was a demigod and much admired heroic figure. The Romans called him Hercules (Herakles was his Greek name) and he was...

Ameera Patel 9 September 2020

Women Artists

Interview: Soumya Netrabile, A Contemporary Abstract Painter

Soumya Netrabile (b. 1966) is a contemporary abstract painter and ceramist based in the Chicago area of the United States. Her paintings are a fusion...

Marga Patterson 25 August 2020

Museum Stories

Monuments Now: In Search of New Monuments

Exhibition review of "Monuments Now" at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York.

Jennifer S. Musawwir 21 August 2020

Contemporary Art

The Multi-Sensory Universe of Nick Cave

Nick Cave activates our imaginations with his tangible soundsuit sculptures, soulful dance performances and whimsical installations.

Marga Patterson 14 August 2020

Sculpture

Monument Women: Die Prinzessinnengruppe by Schadow

An unassuming and charming statue group, the Prinzessinnengruppe (Princess Group) 1795-1797, depicting Prussian Princesses Louise and Frederike, by...

Nadine Waldmann 27 July 2020

Ancient Greece

Timeless Beauty: Ancient Greek Athletes in Art

The idea of timeless beauty is fascinating. Also, it's a great concern for lovers of art history. Conceptions of beauty in Western art history have...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 25 July 2020

Museum Stories

Chiharu Shiota’s Installation Art: Drawing in the Air

Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota creates monumental artworks that immerse the visitor in a tangled web of their own imagination. Delicate yarn installations, filling a gallery space, move you from creation to death, and almost impossibly, beyond.

Candy Bedworth 2 July 2020

Museum Stories

6 Highlights from the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin

Let's explore some highlights from the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the preeminent collection of 19th century art in Germany. The gallery was...

Anastasia Manioudaki 21 June 2020

Bizarre

The Curious Lure and Strange Beauty of Ancient Anatomical Votives

Eerie, mysterious, and fascinating, ancient anatomical votives represent literal parts of people’s past. When most people think of a votive object,...

Marga Patterson 12 June 2020

Bizarre

The Intriguing Tale of Shocking Sheela Na Gig and Its Art References

Everyone remembers their first sighting of a Sheela Na Gig. Wandering around an old church, breathing in the architecture, the history, the silence.

Candy Bedworth 29 May 2020

Bizarre

A Great Mystery: Sanxingdui Masks

Who doesn't love a mystery? Especially an art history mystery. Made by a previously unknown Chinese kingdom, the 3,000 year old bronze Sanxingdui...

Nadine Waldmann 1 April 2020