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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

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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

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5 Women Artists Whose Works Were Misattributed to Men

Why have there been no great women artists? It continues to be a question that pops up all too often. The response can be succinctly summarized like...

Anastasia Tsaleza 8 March 2021

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David Bowie: From Popstar to Neo-Expressionist Painter

Most people know David Bowie as a popstar and performer, but do you know his secret talent? He embraced the fine arts as well as music, performing...

Michel Rutten 8 January 2021

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Tattoos – Ancient Ink to Modern Celebrity

Love them or loathe them, tattoos are a global phenomenon. Inserting pigment under the skin for decorative or ritualistic purposes has been around...

Candy Bedworth 13 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

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Journey to the East – Buddhist Art Across Cultures

From its beginnings in India, Buddhist art has traveled across cultures. Buddhism developed its character thanks to many pilgrims who made their...

Marina Kochetkova 12 May 2020

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Nefertiti as a Beauty Icon

Nefertiti is a beauty icon and one of the most powerful women who has inspired us throughout centuries. Responding to the rhythms of the age, she...

Marina Kochetkova 26 March 2020