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Titian’s Danae (Metamorphoses II)

In a series of articles we are going to meet each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s.

Isla Phillips-Ewen 2 December 2019

Theater & Cinema

Art in The Crown: Spies, Secrets and The Royal Art Collection

The Crown is not amused… There’s a scandal brewing behind the doors of Buckingham Palace. Let’s investigate art in The Crown,...

Tony Heathfield 25 November 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Francisco Toledo, Frog

This is an unusual watercolor diptych by the late Mexican artist Francisco Toledo, who died this year. The work encompasses two totally opposite...

Alicja Gluszek 24 November 2019

Art State of Mind

10 Best Christmas Gifts from Museums

Halloween has passed and the Christmas season has officially started. With it the longer nights, warm glow of lights and candles, and the headache of...

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 November 2019

Museum Stories

Fighting for Visibility in Berlin: In Conversation with the Curator

I have managed to ask a couple of questions of Dr. Yvette Deseyve, the curator of the exhibition Fighting for Visibility. Women Artists in the...

Magda Michalska 22 November 2019

Museum Stories

Sacred and Beauty in Russian Art at Gallerie d’Italia in Vicenza

The spirituality of the ancient iconographic models and the symbology of Russian art reach the city of Palladio, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,...

Maria Frazzoni 21 November 2019

Contemporary Art

Vincent van Gogh Revisited: Art of Hope Gangloff

The American artist Hope Gangloff (born in 1974) made several landscape paintings this year, some of which are reminiscent of Vincent van...

Michel Rutten 20 November 2019

Museum Stories

#MeToo Arrived in Museums: Fighting for Visibility in Berlin

Since the 1970s and the emergence of feminist art, we have been witnessing the development of feminist art scholarship. Authors like Linda Nochlin or...

Magda Michalska 18 November 2019

Museum Stories

W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine at the Annenberg Space for Photography

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” Robert Frost begins. His poem Mending Walls is emblazoned next to the entrance, setting the...

Guest Profile 13 November 2019

Iconography of Ganesh

Ganesh is the patron God of writers and intellectuals, and arguably the most well-known of the Hindu Gods. He is worshipped across all sects of...

Maya M. Tola 12 November 2019

Literature

Book Review: Sister Wendy’s 100 Best-loved Paintings

Late last year, the art world mourned the death of Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018), the quirky British nun who became a world-wide sensation as a...

Alexandra Kiely 9 November 2019

Museum Stories

Guggenheim: The Thannhauser Collection from van Gogh to Picasso at Palazzo Reale

From October 17th to March 1st 2020 Milan will be the meeting point for some of the most important artworks of the Impressionist movement. Palazzo...

Maria Frazzoni 8 November 2019