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Literature

Most Beautiful Qurans You Must See

Three monotheistic religions are the so-called “religions of the book”. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all refer back to a spoken, and...

Magda Michalska 13 November 2023

Women Artists

A House of Their Own: The Red Rose Girls

In an old house in Philadelphia at the turn of the twentieth century, four women made their home and their art together. Three decades before...

Guest Profile 13 November 2023

Haarlem in the Dutch Golden Age: Frans Hals, Banquet of the Officers of the St Adrian Civic Guard (the Calivermen), 1627, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands. Baroque

4 Surprising Facts About Haarlem in the Dutch Golden Age

The city of Haarlem in the Netherlands was one of the flourishing art centers in the 16th and 17th century. Today, you can walk the streets of the...

Rachel Witte 13 November 2023

Surrealism

10 Most Famous Rayographs by Man Ray

Man Ray is one of the most famous artists of the 20th century! Here, I would like to pay tribute to his rayographs and the inspirations he drew from...

Errika Gerakiti 13 November 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse

Elaine, the white lady of Shalott, was portrayed in a painting by John William Waterhouse escaping a tower where she was only able to see the world...

Guest Profile 12 November 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Ophelia by John Everett Millais

Here she is, Ophelia from Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, gracefully descending into a stream while collecting wildflowers. Overwhelmed by grief...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 November 2023

Post-Impressionism

Going Dotty: The Best Pointillist Landscapes

When Georges Seurat developed Pointillism – painting with little dots – in the mid-1880s, it seemed like a pretty niche idea. Yet for the next...

Catriona Miller 11 November 2023

Art History 101

Post-Impressionism 101: Everything You Need to Know

The term Post-Impressionism combines the oeuvre of many artists. We will tell you about four prominent masters who are most associated with the art...

Nataliia Pecherska 11 November 2023

Post-Impressionism

Drama and Dynamism: George Seurat and the Circus

George Seurat, like many 19th-century artists, loved the circus. In particular, he enjoyed watching the tumbling acrobats in bright costumes, a...

Anastasia Manioudaki 11 November 2023

The Jugglar. The Magician. Remedios Varo. Review

Last Chance to See: Remedios Varo Captures the Intangible at the Art Institute of Chicago

Embroidering the Earth, entrapping the moon in a cage, juggling stars—these are the elements of the fantastic and beguiling world of Remedios Varo.

Natalia Iacobelli 10 November 2023

Renaissance

Titian’s Poesies: 7 Paintings Inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses

In the 1550s and early 1560s, Titian attempted to deliver a series of seven large canvases to King Philip II of Spain. Each translated a small...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 9 November 2023

Gallery view of the Marina Abramović exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, from 23 September 2023 – 1 January 2024, showing Four Crosses (detail), 2019. Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives. © Marina Abramović. Photo © Royal Academy of Arts, London / David Parry Contemporary Art

Marina Abramović at the Royal Academy in London

In 1997, Marina Abramović (b. 1946) attempted to scrub clean over 1,500 cows’ bones at the 47th Venice Biennale. The performance, titled Balkan...

Ania Kaczynska 9 November 2023