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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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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

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

Art Travels

No Summer Plans Yet? Visit Astonishing Halls of Maps and Globes

Cartography is the production of geographical maps and globes. It has evolved both as a science and as an art. This is why powerful people love...

Camilla de Laurentis 23 June 2021

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Tombs of Leonardo Bruni and Carlo Marsupini: Strikingly Similar or Substantially Different?

In the 15th century, Florence underwent a cultural and artistic peak without parallel, architecture, painting, and sculpture were at their height.

Guest Profile 14 June 2021

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The Enneagram Types in Art – Of Amazing Painters, Paintings and Diagrams

If you are anything like us, your social media feed is probably full of quizzes! From ‘What is your ideal decorating style?’ to ‘What is your...

Ledys Chemin, Giordana Goretti 13 May 2021

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700th Anniversary of Dante’s Death in 15 Great Artworks

Hardly any author has been such a rich source of literary inspiration for the visual arts as Dante Alighieri. His two major works, the La Vita Nuova...

Caroline Galambosova 13 April 2021

Contemporary Art

Anatoliy Kryvolap’s Evolution of Color: Emotional Paintings of the Ukrainian Artist

Anatoliy Kryvolap is a contemporary Ukrainian artist whose paintings are sold at the world’s most prestigious auctions for thousands of...

Nataliia Pecherska 2 September 2020

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Khon – The Art of Thai Dance

As an art form, Thai dance has been honed over many centuries. It is one of the great wonders of the human imagination. We can enter a theater, enjoy...

Marina Kochetkova 9 July 2020