Art Movements

Observation As An Act Of Creation: The Art of Looking

Observation as an act of creation — whenever you look, you’re painting a perception: Realizing that we are painters of our impressions is as...

Artur Deus Dionisio 12 July 2018

Quiz

Seven Errors Game with Lucas Cranach the Elder

Do you like games? Your mission in today’s game is to identify seven differences between the artworks of Lucas Cranach the Elder that I chose...

Rute Ferreira 22 June 2018

Women Artists

Restoration of “Last Supper” You Had No Idea Existed

Everybody knows Last Supper painted by Leonardo da Vinci hosted in the Milanese church Santa Maria delle Grazie. But does anyone know another...

Magda Michalska 6 June 2018

Misunderstood Music, Forbidden Romance and Richard Gerstl’s Art

When an avant-garde composer and painter becomes friends with an avant-garde painter, their relationship will be a stormy one. And if the wife of one...

Magda Michalska 22 May 2018

Baroque

The Explosive Life and Death of Carel Fabritius

There is very little known about the life of Carel Fabritius. The scholars didn’t really get a chance to delve into archival materials about...

Magda Michalska 16 May 2018

Museum Stories

Visit Eugène Delacroix Exhibition at the Louvre with Mr. Bacchus

The early 19th century is a period when France is going through historical changes on all fronts. The anger of the people roars, the streets of Paris...

Christopher Michaut 11 May 2018

South American Art

Life And The Human Condition Through The Eyes Of Oswaldo Guayasamín

Early Life and Works Oswaldo Guayasamín was born into a humble family in Quito, Ecuador on July 6, 1919, as the oldest of 10 siblings. His father...

Kacper Grass 9 May 2018

Surrealism

Free as a Bird – Max Ernst, Lop Lop and the Art of Chance

The unconscious mind can serve as a revealing personal landscape. Feeding our dreams, shaping our personalities and informing our behaviour; the...

Jon Kelly 4 May 2018

Renaissance

Painting of the Week: Portrait of A Man in Red Chalk (aka Leonardo da Vinci)

Hello, it’s me,  I was wondering if after all these years (exactly 566 today) you’d like to meet… Leonardo da Vinci, Portrait of a...

Magda Michalska 15 April 2018

The Poster Manifest: Making Publicity Beautiful Again!

Publicity is all about hijacking your thoughts and stealing attention, yet some posters prove that it can be done in a beautiful and mindful...

Artur Deus Dionisio 3 April 2018

Why is Klimt Famous?

Gustav Klimt, born in Austria in 1862, is celebrated as one of the most valued artists in the history of art. But, why is Klimt famous? Why exactly...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 28 March 2018

George Tooker: A Purveyor of Modern Alienation and Despair

When the American figurative painter, George Tooker died in 2011, The New York Times said of his 1956 painting, Government Bureau, “was inspired by...

Wendy Gray 15 March 2018