European Art

Art State of Mind

Best Party Posters of the 19th Century

Although lithography was invented in 1798, at first it was too slow and expensive for poster production. Most posters were made using wood or metal...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 December 2023

Women Artists

A 1920s Art Party with Tamara de Lempicka

Let’s imagine a glamorous party in the 1920s – and our host is the grand Tamara de Lempicka! We can hear jazz playing in the background and see...

Marija Canjuga 31 December 2023

Design

The Art of Jewels: Spinel, The Ruby Impersonator

The spinel, also known as the balas ruby, was first derived from the historic region of Badakshan in Central Asia. These beautiful gemstones usually...

Maya M. Tola 30 December 2023

Fashion

Family Treasures – World’s Most Beautiful Tiaras

We all have family treasures, those mementos that matter to us so much because of their sentimental value and memories associated with them. Now,...

Joanna Kaszubowska 30 December 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: I was a Rich Man’s Plaything by Eduardo Paolozzi

Eduardo Paolozzi’s 1947 collage I was a Rich Man’s Plaything, which can be seen in the Tate Modern in London, was one of the first works of Pop...

Chris Dobson 29 December 2023

Art History 101

Pop Art 101: Everything You Need to Know

Everyone is familiar with Pop Art and everyone can recognize its most iconic artists and artworks. Cartoon characters, food, everyday products, are...

Errika Gerakiti 29 December 2023

Review

Marina Abramović: A Visual Biography

Marina Abramović: A Visual Biography (Laurence King Publishing, 2023) is an illustrated transcription of dialogues between the artist and arts and...

Kaena Daeppen 28 December 2023

Ada Rybachuk, Volodymyr Melnychenko, illustration to Joauin Gutierrez’s Cocori, 1960, Pavlo Gudimov Ya Gallery Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukraine Special

Ada Rybachuk – Ukrainian Painter of the Arctic Circle

Ada Rybachuk showcased the Arctic Circle to the rest of the world through her art. Rybachuk was a Ukrainian artist who spent years in the Arctic,...

Louisa Mahoney, 27 December 2023

Medieval Art

Angel with Attitude: Grumpy Angel from the Hyde Collection

Angel is a painting by Niccolò di Ser Sozzo, c. 1350, owned by The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY. This is an unusual depiction of an angel with...

Alexandra Kiely 26 December 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels by Jean Fouquet

Gazing at this 15th-century masterpiece, you might mistake it for a contemporary creation. Vivid bursts of deep blue and red cherubs compose the...

Rachel Witte 26 December 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Ognissanti Madonna by Giotto

Giotto di Bondone is known as the artist who, in the 13th century, began to paint in a way that led art history to the Renaissance. This Florentine...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 December 2023

Adam Elsheimer, Flight into Egypt, 1609, oil on copper, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Flight into Egypt by Adam Elsheimer

Flight into Egypt is a masterpiece found in the collection of the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany. Human dramas are depicted with vivid...

James W Singer 24 December 2023