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Art History 101

Logomania – Words in Art

What do Jean-Michel Basquiat, The François Vase, Tracey Emin and Xu Bing have in common? Words! So, in the spirit of light summer reading,...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 1 August 2019

Artist Stories

Thawan Duchanee: “Paintings Are a Way of Expressing Feelings Without Any Explanation”

Thawan Duchanee (1939-2014) was a painter, sculptor and architect from Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. He is Thailand’s most celebrated...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 30 July 2019

Photography

Moving to Abstraction: Andreas Gursky’s Rhine

Andreas Gursky’s Rhine is an interesting piece that tells the transformation of a real-life picture into an abstract work of art. The move towards...

Michel Rutten 26 July 2019

Art Travels

Japan’s Art Island – Naoshima

Over the next year Japan will be hosting the Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympics, expecting visitors from all over the world. If you’re an art...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 23 July 2019

Symbolism

Pierre Bonnard: Bringing Color to Life

Magda Michalska 22 July 2019

Sculpture

Bold Is Beautiful – a Guide to Spotting a Ravinder Reddy Sculpture

Ravinder Reddy (b. 1956) is a contemporary Indian sculptor. His sculptures of women are now some of the most recognisable examples of contemporary...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 20 July 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Miguel Covarrubias, The Mexican Street Scene

An ordinary, rather empty street in the Mexican countryside. Two people. In the center, a woman with closed eyes, covered by a blue shawl. Pensive.

Alicja Gluszek 14 July 2019

Renaissance

A Special Appearance of Leonardo’s Saint Jerome

A very special painting has just arrived in New York! To honor the five hundredth anniversary of the artist’s death, Leonardo da Vinci’s...

Alexandra Kiely 13 July 2019

Women Artists

Jeanne Hébuterne: Not Only a Muse but an Artist in Her Own Right

This article is not about the tragic love story between Jeanne Hébuterne and Amedeo Modigliani (if you want to read about it, click here). This...

Magda Michalska 12 July 2019

Take a Trip with Rosemary Ellis

As we head into summer holiday season, let’s take a look back at the gorgeous travel posters designed by British artist Rosemary Ellis. One of the...

Candy Bedworth 11 July 2019

Medieval Art

Crossing the Sword Bridge. Sir Lancelot of the Lake in Medieval Art

The 12th century saw the rise of secular literature centred on heroes. Courtly poetry and prose took up themes of love and chivalry. These stories...

Guest Profile 5 July 2019

Art History 101

Art Afterpieces. How Internet Didn’t Come up with Anything New

Playing with the greatest masterpieces by adding to them contemporary elements, like inserting a smartphone into a hand of a Pre-Raphaelite lady,...

Magda Michalska 3 July 2019