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Let’s Ride a Tiger! Escape into the Tropics with Henri Rousseau

Let’s ride a tiger! Definitely not! We should never try to ride a tiger, and Rousseau does not suggest it either! It would be horrible (especially...

Sarah Mills 4 September 2023

Arpita Shah Modern Muse Photography

Modern Muse: Arpita Shah’s Feminist Take on Mughal Portraiture

Staging an intervention in art history, and specifically in Indian miniature portraiture, Arpita Shah replaces male Mughal emperors with inspiring...

Guest Profile 3 September 2023

Klaire Lockheart, Brodalisque of Urbino 2021 Interview

Interview with Klaire Lockheart: Post-Apocalyptic Feminist Artist

Candy Bedworth explores feminism, colonialism and orientalism with American artist Klaire Lockheart. All this whilst wearing post-apocalyptic costumes.

Candy Bedworth 3 September 2023

Berthe Morisot, Summer's Day Review

Last Chance to See! Berthe Morisot: Shaping Impressionism

London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery presents Berthe Morisot: Shaping Impressionism, in partnership with the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris. The first...

Natalia Iacobelli 2 September 2023

Fashion

Razzle Dazzle Me – 5 Jewelry Pieces from Victoria & Albert Museum Collection

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has a stunning collection of jewelry. Every time I visit the museum, I make a point to also check out the...

Joanna Kaszubowska 2 September 2023

Artist Stories

When Art Hurts: The Story of the French Painter Auguste Renoir

The artworks of French painter Auguste Renoir are renowned for their light, conspicuous brushstrokes, as well as their pure beauty. Behind mastery...

Rute Ferreira 31 August 2023

Artist Stories

Painter’s Biggest Fear: The Blindness of Claude Monet

The eyes of an artist put to the service of art can reveal to us an unspeakable world that is very present around us. But what does this world, this...

Christopher Michaut 31 August 2023

Renaissance

The Mystery of Mantegna Tarocchi

The Mantegna Tarocchi, also known as the Tarocchi Cards, or Tarocchi in the style of Mantegna is a double series of 50 instructional engravings...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 August 2023

Jan Havicksz Steen, Woman at her Toilet, 1655-60, oil on panel, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Woman at Her Toilet by Jan Steen

Jan Steen’s Woman at Her Toilet is a provocative masterpiece of genre paintings because of its visual complexity and seductive allure, inviting...

James W Singer 28 August 2023

Asian Art

Mughal Daggers: Art in Weaponry

During the 16th century, a captivating trend of ornate bejeweled blades emerged in the Near East and South Asia. They showcase the exquisite...

Maya M. Tola 28 August 2023

Women Artists

5 Women Artists Whose Works Were Misattributed to Men

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

Anastasia Tsaleza 28 August 2023

Mannerism

The Fantasy World of Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s Portraits

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was the king of Mannerism. If you see a portrait made of plants, vegetables, books, animals and generally speaking, stuff – you...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 August 2023