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John Singer Sargent in atelier Artist Stories

Six Things You Might Not Know About John Singer Sargent

There’s no question that John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) was an artistic superstar. Everyone knows his most famous painting Madame X, but do...

Alexandra Kiely 12 January 2024

WTF Art History

Italian Artists with Food in Their Names

Italy is famous for its great food and great art, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there’s some overlap. No, I’m not talking...

Alexandra Kiely 11 January 2024

Artist Stories

6 Things You Must Know About Parmigianino

Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, known as Parmigianino (1503–1540) was a great Italian Mannerist painter and printmaker active in Florence, Rome,...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 January 2024

Mannerism

Parmigianino: Capturing Everyday Early Modern Life Through Drawings

Francesco Mazzola, known as Parmigianino, produced many drawings that captured normal scenes of everyday life during the early modern period. These...

Nina Relf 11 January 2024

Camille Claudel, Art Institute of Chicago Interview

Camille Claudel at the Art Institute of Chicago

Camille Claudel’s tempestuous life story—her passionate love affair with her teacher, Auguste Rodin, and her forced confinement in a psychiatric...

Natalia Iacobelli 10 January 2024

Contemporary Art

Sarah Lucas in 5 Works: British Humor and Sexual Innuendos

With her daring and thought-provoking works, Sarah Lucas challenges social norms and perceptions of gender, sexuality, and identity, earning a...

Carlotta Mazzoli 10 January 2024

Doreen Garner. Courtesy of New Museum. Stir World. Contemporary Art

Doreen Garner: The Artist Behind KING COBRA and Body Horror Sculptures

KING COBRA, documented as Doreen Lynette Garner, is an impressive contemporary sculptor living and working in Brooklyn, New York City. Born in 1986...

Errika Gerakiti 10 January 2024

Women Artists

Barbara Hepworth: Sculptor of Archaic Wonders

Barbara Hepworth’s 1973 bronze-cast sculpture Conversation with Magic Stones is mythic, mysterious, and interactive. Hepworth (1903–1975) was an...

Guest Profile 10 January 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Sunlight and Shadow by Albert Bierstadt

Sunlight and Shadow is a beautiful painting made by Albert Bierstadt in 1862. It shows a chapel at the Castle of Lowenburg, in Wilhelmshöhe,...

Alexandra Kiely 9 January 2024

Art Travels

Art Travels: Golden Temple of Amritsar

Nestled in the city of Amritsar in Northwestern India is the iconic Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, better known as the Golden Temple. This sublime...

Maya M. Tola 8 January 2024

Emmy Lou Packard and Frida Kahlo Women Artists

The Art and Activism of Emmy Lou Packard

You’ve heard of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, but what about the American artist who worked alongside them for much of their careers? Emmy Lou...

Natalia Iacobelli 8 January 2024

Expressionism

David Bowie: From Popstar to Neo-Expressionist Painter

Most people know David Bowie as a pop star and a performer, but did you know he had a secret talent? Not only did he embrace music and performing...

Michel Rutten 8 January 2024