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Masterpiece Story: Whistler’s Mother by James McNeill Whistler

Whistler’s 1871 painting Arrangement in Grey and Black No 1 might not sound familiar. As Whistler’s Mother, on the other hand, it has entered...

Catriona Miller 12 May 2024

Louise Bourgeois, Maman, 1999, steel, bronze, marble. Stavros Niarchos Cultural Foundation, Athens, Greece. Author's photo. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Maman by Louise Bourgeois

Maman is one of the most iconic sculptures ever created. Its dimensions are monumental, and it can only be installed either outdoors or in an...

Errika Gerakiti 12 May 2024

Spring masterpieces: Claude Monet,The Artist's gareden inGiverny, 1900, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France Art State of Mind

Spring Is Here! Catch Spring Fever with 7 Masterpieces!

It has finally arrived! Spring is here! The freezing winter says farewell and the good weather is hopefully here to stay. The warm rays of sunshine...

Andra Patricia Ritisan 10 May 2024

Sakura and hanami: Katsushika Hokusai, Fuji from Gotenyama at Shinagawa on the Asian Art

Sakura and Hanami: The Art of Impermanence

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “Art is long, and time is fleeting.” This sentiment perfectly expresses the idea of hanami, or flower viewing.

Ledys Chemin 10 May 2024

Art Travels

Around the World in Spring Through Paintings

Spring has inspired artists from all over the world for generations. The melting away of the cold winter and burgeoning of new life in every corner...

Maya M. Tola 10 May 2024

Art State of Mind

Crowning the May Queen in Art

The May Queen is the personification of springtime. Crowned with fresh flowers, she leads her people to the Maypole for fun and frolicking. A maiden...

Candy Bedworth 10 May 2024

History

When in Mexico: Mysterious and Beautiful Flower Crowned Nun Portraits

Gambol into the lobby of most Mexican hotels, or visit any antique store in Mexico, and you’re bound to find a portrait of an 18th or 19th-century...

Guest Profile 10 May 2024

Lady and the Unicorn tapestries: Taste from The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries Art History 101

8 Famous Tapestries from Art History Everyone Should Know

Since ancient times, tapestries have been a form of art admired by patrons. But it was during the medieval and Renaissance periods, that tapestries...

Anna Ingram 9 May 2024

Review

All the Beauty in the World: An Insider’s Look Into The Metropolitan Museum

All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me is a portrait, a memoir, almost a poem, written by Patrick Bringley about the ten...

Ledys Chemin 9 May 2024

Review

The Other Side: Women, Art And Spirituality

The Other Side: A Story of Women in Art and the Spirit World is a deep-dive into the world of extraordinary artists translating feeling into form,...

Candy Bedworth 9 May 2024

Sickness in art: Carmen Lomas Garza, La Curandera, 1989, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, ©Carmen Lomas Garza - The Art of Being Sick Art State of Mind

The Art of Being Sick

As much as we wish otherwise, we all get sick sometimes. And though the pandemic seems to be in the past we still have to be cautious and thoughtful.

Joanna Kaszubowska 8 May 2024

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 8 May 2024