Contemporary Art

WTF Art History

Blood in (and as) Art

One of the first known expressions of human creativity, the Lascaux cave paintings, were created with blood, a material that has remained significant...

Kaena Daeppen 10 June 2024

The Carters (Beyoncé amd Jay-Z) in front of Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, 1503, Louvre Music

All Louvre Masterpieces from Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s APES**T Video Explained

The famous music video shows Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the Louvre Museum in Paris. There are shots of them standing in front of the Mona Lisa wearing...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 June 2024

Nan Goldin, Self-portrait with eyes turned inward, Boston, 1989. © Nan Goldin. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Review

This Will Not End Well by Nan Goldin: The International Tour

In her latest solo exhibition, American photographer Nan Goldin immerses viewers in the intimate highs and lows of the human experience—not as...

Emily Snow 3 June 2024

Abstract Expressionism

Chu Teh-Chun: Between Chinese Landscape Painting and Abstract Expressionism

From Chinese traditions to Abstract Expressionism, Chu Teh-Chun’s work is a bridge between cultures, and his captivating style continues to be...

Carlotta Mazzoli 3 June 2024

Art Travels

Online Art Travels: An Ultimate Banksy City Guide

Nowadays everyone knows Banksy. They actually only know his name and his art, since he still remains anonymous. Many wrote and write about him, his...

Camilla de Laurentis 3 June 2024

Contemporary Art

The Mysterious Zodiac Project: Ai Weiwei Animal Heads Explained

The Zodiac Project was Ai Weiwei’s first major public sculpture. The famous Chinese artist recreated the famous 12 bronze animal heads that once...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 May 2024

Art State of Mind

4 European Events Harmonizing Art, Nature, and Techno Music

Techno and electronic music have always shared an intimate relationship with art, intertwining rhythms, beats, and melodies with visual expressions...

Celia Leiva Otto 30 May 2024

Marina Abramović, Four Crosses: The Evil (positive), 2019 (detail). Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives. © Marina Abramović Contemporary Art

Marina Abramović at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

This spring, the Stedelijk Museum, one of Amsterdam’s leading art institutions, opened the most extensive retrospective of Marina Ambarović...

Nicole Ganbold 27 May 2024

Quiz

QUIZ: Feminist Art (That Changed the Art World)

Ania Kaczynska 25 May 2024

Women Artists

Gego: An Architect of the Line

I encountered Gego (or rather her art) for the first time at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City last spring. It was a Sunday afternoon, and I was...

Aniela Rybak-Vaganay 23 May 2024

Aleksandra Waliszewska, Untitled, 1997-2022, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland. Contemporary Art

The Dark Arts of Aleksandra Waliszewska

Rather unsettling, quite macabre, and more than slightly erotic, the paintings and illustrations by Polish artist Aleksandra Waliszewska are...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 20 May 2024

Theater & Cinema

H. R. Giger: Father of the Alien, Nightmares, and All Things Obscure

H.R. Giger is the pioneer of Fantastic Realism. His artworks are iconic and define the very notion of sci-fi horror. His biomechanical dreamscapes...

Errika Gerakiti 20 May 2024