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Dine & Wine

What An Egg! Easter Egg Art Edition

Egg – the symbol of life, the victory over death, new beginnings and recoveries. And one of those gracious subjects in art which seems to be...

Magda Michalska 16 April 2017

Bizarre

Crucifixions, Bones and Gruesome Bodies

Easter is coming! But before the happy celebration and dancing with bunnies in the garden, Christians go through a Triduum, a three day period...

Magda Michalska 15 April 2017

Art Forms

Anna Atkins: Photography and the Botanist

Anna Atkins turned to photography not because she loved this medium – but because it was useful to her. Atkins was a botanist, who developed an...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 April 2017

Impressionism

Masterpiece Story: Springtime by Claude Monet

Claude Monet’s Springtime depicts his first wife, Camille Doncieux, who is absorbed by reading in the shadow of lilacs. The painting is...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 April 2017

Artist Stories

The (Not So) Simple Style of Emil Carlsen

Emil Carlsen was, for roughly the first forty years of his life, poor and relatively unknown. After all, he rejected the growing appeal of florid...

Anthony de Feo 8 April 2017

Erotica

Art Models XXL? No Photoshop Allowed!

The recent row over the Cannes poster featuring a famous actress Claudia Cardinale, who was slimmed with photoshop by poster designers Cannes...

Magda Michalska 7 April 2017

Bizarre

Stendhal Syndrome: An Art Attack?

If you’ve witnessed someone fainting in front of great masterpieces, it could have been Stendhal Syndrome—an art lover’s...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 April 2017

Baroque

Rembrandt Self-Portrait With Curly Hair

Do you know which European museum has one of the most interesting collections of Rembrandt van Rijn’s etchings? It’s Rembrandt House...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 April 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Paul Gauguin, The Yellow Christ

Yellow Christ is a painting created by Paul Gauguin in 1889 in Pont-Aven. Now it is owned by Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Paul Gauguin, Self-Portrait...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 March 2017

Masterpiece Stories

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Primavera by Botticelli

Primavera by Sandro Botticelli is one of the most famous paintings of the Renaissance. Its fame rests not just on its visual appeal but on the...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 March 2017

Fashion

Edgar Degas and the Paris Milliners

When we think of Edgar Degas, we see his depictions of ballet dancers, nude bathers, and racetracks. But Degas had another favorite subject – the...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 March 2017

Women Artists

Women’s Day Message To All Women!

Happy International Women’s Day! I hope you are celebrating today with all women present in your lives: girlfriends, mothers, sisters, aunties,...

Magda Michalska 8 March 2017