Art Movements

Sculpture

Bold Is Beautiful – a Guide to Spotting a Ravinder Reddy Sculpture

Ravinder Reddy (b. 1956) is a contemporary Indian sculptor. His sculptures of women are now some of the most recognisable examples of contemporary...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 20 July 2019

Renaissance

A Special Appearance of Leonardo’s Saint Jerome

A very special painting has just arrived in New York! To honor the five hundredth anniversary of the artist’s death, Leonardo da Vinci’s...

Alexandra Kiely 13 July 2019

Women Artists

Jeanne H├ębuterne: Not Only a Muse but an Artist in Her Own Right

This article is not about the tragic love story between Jeanne H├ębuterne and Amedeo Modigliani (if you want to read about it, click here). This...

Magda Michalska 12 July 2019

Medieval Art

Crossing the Sword Bridge. Sir Lancelot of the Lake in Medieval Art

The 12th century saw the rise of secular literature centred on heroes. Courtly poetry and prose took up themes of love and chivalry. These stories...

Guest Profile 5 July 2019

Art History 101

Art Afterpieces. How Internet Didn’t Come up with Anything New

Playing with the greatest masterpieces by adding to them contemporary elements, like inserting a smartphone into a hand of a Pre-Raphaelite lady,...

Magda Michalska 3 July 2019

Sixth Sense? Allegories of Senses in Painting

How to show our sensual experiences visually? The human senses made out one of the most appealing subjects for European painters, especially that...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2019

Museum Stories

Roy Lichtenstein Multiple Visions at MUDEC

“Everyone knows me for comics and dots” Lichtenstein once said to Gianni Mercurio, the curator of Roy Lichtenstein Multiple...

Maria Frazzoni 24 June 2019

Museum Stories

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the Van Gogh Museum

In January 2019, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam announced that the painting Sunflowers will not be leaving Amsterdam anymore due to its fragile...

Joanna Kaszubowska 21 June 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Eduardo Paolozzi, I was a Rich Man’s Plaything

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...

Chris Dobson 16 June 2019

Art State of Mind

How to Become an Old Master? Turn on the Youtube First!

I can’t draw, I can’t paint, I can’t sculpt or do pottery. But I can watch videos on Rijksmuseum Youtube channel called...

Magda Michalska 13 June 2019

The Lewis Chessmen and Their Long-Lost Brother

The Lewis Chessmen are among the world’s most recognizable works of medieval art, right up there with the Unicorn Tapestries and the Book of...

Alexandra Kiely 10 June 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Masaccio, The Tribute Money

There are many artists and paintings which I return to over and over again. Artists like Giotto, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Vermeer, van Eyck, Cassatt,...

Rachel Witte 9 June 2019