Art Movements

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: I was a Rich Man’s Plaything by Eduardo Paolozzi

Eduardo Paolozzi’s 1947 collage I was a Rich Man’s Plaything, which can be seen in the Tate Modern in London, was one of the first works of Pop...

Chris Dobson 29 December 2023

Pop art

Two Worlds Collide: Pop Art and the Cuban Revolution

Would it surprise you to learn that pop art aesthetics became popular in socialist Cuba at the very same time it was gaining fame across the USA and...

Kacper Grass 29 December 2023

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Rosalyn Drexler: Wrestling Feminist in the Pop Art World

Rosalyn Drexler is an American artist born in the Bronx, New York, in 1926.  She began making sculptures in the 1950s and later explored painting...

Guest Profile 29 December 2023

Art History 101

Pop Art 101: Everything You Need to Know

Everyone is familiar with Pop Art and everyone can recognize its most iconic artists and artworks. Cartoon characters, food, everyday products, are...

Errika Gerakiti 29 December 2023

Pop art

10 Pop Art Paintings You Should Know

Dominating the 20th century with iconic imagery, pop art’s effects on the art world are still being felt today. Here are 10 of the most significant...

Guest Profile 29 December 2023

Review

Marina Abramović: A Visual Biography

Marina Abramović: A Visual Biography (Laurence King Publishing, 2023) is an illustrated transcription of dialogues between the artist and arts and...

Kaena Daeppen 28 December 2023

Literature

Book Review: Sofonisba, Portraits of the Soul

Sofonisba, Portraits of the Soul is a book by Chiara Montani about the life and work of the Italian artist Sofonisba Anguissola. Sofonisba was an...

Errika Gerakiti 28 December 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Portrait of Sofonisba Anguissola by Anthony van Dyck

Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish painter born in Antwerp (then Spanish Netherlands, now Belgium) in 1599 and passed away in London in 1641. From 1621...

Soledad Castillo Jara 28 December 2023

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Masterpiece Story: Aurora Borealis by Frederic Edwin Church

Aurora Borealis is an American national treasure. It explores the relationship between the land, its viewer, and its destiny. It is a masterpiece of...

James W Singer 27 December 2023

Medieval Art

Angel with Attitude: Grumpy Angel from the Hyde Collection

Angel is a painting by Niccolò di Ser Sozzo, c. 1350, owned by The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY. This is an unusual depiction of an angel with...

Alexandra Kiely 26 December 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels by Jean Fouquet

Gazing at this 15th-century masterpiece, you might mistake it for a contemporary creation. Vivid bursts of deep blue and red cherubs compose the...

Rachel Witte 26 December 2023

Pop art

Why Did Andy Warhol Love Christmas?

Who would have guessed that Andy Warhol, one of the most decadent artists of the 20th century, the owner of the controversial Factory with a...

Magda Michalska 25 December 2023