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Contemporary Art

10 Most Expensive Artworks by Living Artists

We present an equation: one contemporary artist, one masterpiece, one auction, and a million-dollar offer. Here are the ten most expensive artworks...

Caroline Galambosova 30 November 2021

Johannes Vermeer, Brieflesendes Mädchen am offenen Fenster, um 1657-59 Zustand nach der Restaurierung © Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Wolfgang Kreische Long Read

The Mysterious Cupid and Johannes Vermeer’s Paintings

Johannes Vermeer is both one of the most loved and most mysterious painters in European art. Moderately known during his lifetime, completely...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 November 2021

pregnancy in art Gustav Klimt, Hope I, 1903, National Gallery of Canada, Canada, US. Artist's website. Long Read

Feminae Gravidae: Pregnancy in Art

While the imagery of women and children is greatly depicted throughout the history of art, pregnancy is much more of a rare sight. Some blame the...

Caroline Galambosova 29 November 2021

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Dog Breeds in Famous Paintings

When we see a dog in a painting, we always try to guess which breed it is. Motivated by this curiosity we have selected some works that show...

Dévra Taboada 29 November 2021

Art History 101

Lapis Lazuli – A Pigment More Precious than Gold

Lapis lazuli, once more precious than gold, has a history of over 9.000 years. The earliest artifacts found at Bhirrana, which is the oldest site of...

Irina Diana Calu 23 November 2021

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My Great-Grandmother Tamara de Lempicka: An Interview with Marisa de Lempicka

You may not know her name but you surely know her works. Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) is the icon of a modern woman, the epitome of Art Deco. She...

Lauren Kraut 22 November 2021

Bartu Bölükbaşı, the goddess Umay, the mighty creator mother in Turkic Mythology. Long Read

An Intellectual Talk on Art, Illustration, and Mythology: Interview with the Illustrator Bartu Bölükbaşı

Bartu Bölükbaşı is an illustrator and graphic novel artist from Eskişehir, Turkey. With his great talent and specialization in mythology, the...

Merve Parla 22 November 2021

Maurizio Cattelan, KAPUTT, 2013, Foundation Beyeler Riehen, Basel, Switzerland. Source: Artsy. Long Read

From Specimen to Contemporary Taxidermy

There are many media through which artists can express their own vision, approach their aesthetic feeling, and capture the reality that vanishes in...

Caroline Galambosova 1 November 2021

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Tōkyō Thrift – Japonisme and the Japanese Bauhaus

The historical narrative of Modernism is overwhelmingly western. However, the history of the movement is, in reality, one of constant diffusion...

Geoffrey Bunting 29 August 2021

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12 Women Photographers Who Changed the World

Quick, how many women photographers can you name? From fashion photography to photojournalism in times of war, women photographers have covered it...

Ruxi Rusu 19 August 2021

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Remarkable Roma – Astonishing Works By and About Gypsy and Traveller People

Think of Gypsies or Roma people in art – what comes to mind? When we look to traditional art history, it is really rather disappointingly scarce.

Candy Bedworth 10 August 2021

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Colonial Looting of African Art: A Century in Exile

Have you ever wondered how European modern artists were inspired by African art? They certainly didn’t travel to the continent, and the answer...

Jimena Escoto 2 August 2021