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Chihuly Glass at Biltmore Estate – A Spectacular Garden Exhibition

While on vacation this past week, I got to see a real treat – an exhibition of Chihuly glass at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North...

Alexandra Kiely 2 October 2018

Art State of Mind

GIF IT UP 2018 – create animated GIFs from public domain artworks

GIF IT UP is an annual gif-making competition for the most creative reuse of digitised cultural heritage material. This year’s 5th edition is run...

Europeana 1 October 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Joseph Roulin

Joseph Roulin worked for a post office in the French town of Arles. He didn’t carry letters—he rather was sorting mail at the train station.

Zuzanna Stańska 30 September 2018

The iPad-designed David Hockney’s Queen’s Window Presented At Westminster Abbey

David Hockney is an artist who lately, while creating his works often reaches for… his iPad. A coloured window designed on a tablet has been...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 September 2018

Women Artists

Advancing Women Artists Foundation – Rediscovering Female Artists in Florence

The Advancing Women Artists foundation (AWA) is a group that aims to restore female artists to the world. Founded by Jane Fortune after a trip to...

Alexandra Kiely 27 September 2018

The Renoir Restitution — A Moving Experience in the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Renoir painted Deux femmes dans un jardin / Two Women in a Garden in 1919, the last year of his life. By this time, the artist’s vision had been...

Howard Schwartz 26 September 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Johannes Vermeer, Woman Reading a Letter

On the Johannes Vermeer‘s painting, we see a quiet, private moment. In Woman Reading a Letter, a young woman stands engrossed in reading a...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 September 2018

Imagined Paradise Lost: Raqib Shaw’s Reinterpretations of Old Masters

Raqib Shaw was born in Calcutta in 1974 to a family of luxury goods merchants who sold rugs, shawls, jewels and antiques, hence already from a young...

Magda Michalska 22 September 2018

Dine & Wine

Don’t Play with Your Food! Unless It’s Art

I’m sure we’ve all been told not to play with our food as we hide unappetising peas under a sticky lump of mashed potato. And most parents have...

Candy Bedworth 20 September 2018

Museum Stories

Wanderlust Exhibition – Travel Desire Encapsulated in Paintings

It is the last chance to see Wanderlust. From Caspar David Friedrich to Auguste Renoir  – an exhibition on travel desire in the Old National...

Kate Wojtczak 13 September 2018

Museum Stories

Emotions Of Rogier Van Der Weyden Restored

Rogier van der Weyden has a very special place in my heart because the first art historical essay that I had ever written at university was on him...

Magda Michalska 6 September 2018

The Colorful Vision Of Bodys Isek Kingelez

The color was overwhelming. I was on the third floor of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, visiting an exhibit called ‘Bodys Isek Kingelez:...

Howard Schwartz 5 September 2018