Art Movements

Review

Fernando Botero. Beyond Forms at BAM Mons

Some artists are gateways to art and its history; creators who make an authentic and one-of-a-kind work that is referenced over and over. Fernando...

Tommy Thiange 3 January 2022

Atala. Luis Monroy Josué, Last Moments of Atala, 1871,Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico. Literature

Atala: The Tragedy that Transcended Pages

In the 19th century, Europeans went crazy for one story: Atala, or the Story of Two Lovers in the Desert. It is a novel by René de Chateaubriand...

Jimena Escoto 3 January 2022

Artist Stories

Henri Matisse’s Cut-Outs

Coping with the difficulties of old age and illness in the years following World War II, Matisse nonetheless produced some of the most vibrant and...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 December 2021

Fauvism

Why Was Matisse Obsessed with Goldfish?

Goldfish here, goldfish there, in a bowl, in a tank, on a table, by the window, goldfish everywhere. Having been looking at Henri Matisse’s...

Magda Michalska 29 December 2021

Frans Post, View of Olinda, Brazil, 1662, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands Baroque

Frans Post, First Landscape Painter of the Americas

Frans Post has gone down in art history as the first trained landscape painter to work in the Americas. In 1636, as a young man of just 24, he...

Nicole Ganbold 27 December 2021

Review

Titian’s Vision of Women at Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna

The Titian’s Vision of Women. Beauty–Love–Poetry exhibition is a major highlight of Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna that runs from 5...

Nicole Ganbold 19 December 2021

Review

Duchamp’s Pipe: A Chess Romance. The Marriage of Man and Mind

Allow me to begin this review of Celia Rabinovitch’s Duchamp’s Pipe: A Chess of Romance by stating, unequivocally, that I had no interest...

Tony Heathfield 16 December 2021

Sun Sculpture

The City Where the Sun Never Sets: The Grounded Sun in Zagreb

No matter the weather conditions, there has always been sun in Zagreb for the last 50 years, 365 days a year, with few interruptions. This is thanks...

Petra Dragasevic 16 December 2021

Dadaism

4 Readymades by Marcel Duchamp You Should Know

Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp was a French, naturalized American painter, sculptor, chess player, and writer whose work is associated with Cubism,...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 December 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Duchamp’s La Joconde aka L.H.O.O.Q

This masterpiece, La Joconde, is all about codes, reversals, play with conventions, and provocation. In other words, it’s an epitome of Dada...

Magda Michalska 15 December 2021

7 Exhibition poster Review

The 7 Exhibition. Seven Painters and Friends

On the 27th of November, a contemporary art exhibition, 7, opened in Bucharest at the National Architecture University Ion Mincu, lasting until...

Luciana Craciun 13 December 2021

Review

Jeff Koons & Cy Twombly: Primal Gestures at BASTIAN Gallery

“Jeff Koons & Cy Twombly: Primal Gestures (extended until 18 December 2021) brings together a highly unusual pairing of two giants of...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 13 December 2021