Art Movements

Women Artists

Portraits by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: They Are Black Because I’m Not White

Celebrated in 2018 with a solo show at the New Museum in New York, the English painter of Ghanaian descent Lynette Yiadom-Boakye hypnotized me with...

Magda Michalska 1 October 2023

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Best Contemporary Art Podcasts

Contemporary art podcasts usually discuss recently opened exhibitions, and burning topics in the art world, and document what is currently going on...

Roma Piotrowska 30 September 2023

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Shiny Shield with Caravaggio’s Medusa

Caravaggio’s art epitomizes the essence of Baroque art. The artist, known for close physical observation with a dramatic use of chiaroscuro,...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 September 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Bacchus by Caravaggio

A youthful Bacchus, god of fertility, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, and theatre is reclining in classical fashion with grapes and vine leaves in...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 September 2023

Caravaggio David with the Head of Goliath, c. 1610, Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy. Artist Stories

How Did Caravaggio Die? The Answer Is Not Easy

Caravaggio was a great artist, no doubt about it, but he was also rowdy. An early published notice on him, dating from 1604 and describing his...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 September 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Truth Coming Out of Her Well by Jean-Léon Gérôme

A fair-skinned woman, nude. Mouth open in either shock, rage, or maybe even disgust, as she emerges from a well. One leg is already draped over the...

Kristin Urban 28 September 2023

Love Story

Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst – A Surreal Love Story

They fell in love while playing chess and stayed together for the rest of their lives. Read about the relationship between the famous German...

Magda Michalska 28 September 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Interior of a Picture Gallery by Giovanni Paolo Panini

Interior of a Picture Gallery with the Collection of Cardinal Silvio Valenti Gonzaga by Giovanni Paolo Panini shows a truly spectacular assembly of...

Alexandra Kiely 26 September 2023

Fashion

The Majestic Art of Alexander McQueen

A “champagne supernova”, as Maureen Callahan calls him in her book, Alexander McQueen, was a pioneer of 1990s fashion. Along with Marc Jacobs, he...

Errika Gerakiti 25 September 2023

Rothko's early art: Mark Rothko, Underground Fantasy, 1940 © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/Bildrecht Wien, 2019. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Artist Stories

People, Subways, and Mystery: Rothko’s Early Paintings Will Surprise You

There is no doubt that when we think of Mark Rothko (1903 – 1970), we picture his large, abstract canvases with representations of human...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 September 2023

Abstract Expressionism

Mark Rothko’s Recipe for a Work of Art

Mark Rothko, one of the most renowned American artists of the postwar era, is widely recognized as an Abstract Expressionist, and his artwork is...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 September 2023

“Fair Charlotte” (1961), two orbs galvanized by a very pushy background of egg-yolk yellow.Credit...Estate of Jules Olitski/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Yares Art Art History 101

All You Need to Know About Color Field Painting

Ready for a rollercoaster ride through the world of color field painting? Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a long and wild ride! This article...

Candy Bedworth 25 September 2023