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Women Artists

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas: Romani Artist Re-Enchanting the Venice Biennale

In an astonishing first for Roma and Traveller people, a Romani artist has represented a national pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022. Małgorzata...

Candy Bedworth 8 April 2024

Contemporary Art

Delaine Le Bas and Her Romani Embassy

Romani Embassy is a passionate performance piece by Delaine Le Bas, a British mixed media artist of Romani descent.

Candy Bedworth 8 April 2024

Architecture

From Flash Gordon to Postmodernism: The Daring Designs of Helmut Jahn

In the world of architecture, there are those who follow established styles and norms, and then there are those who break the mold and blaze their...

Joanna Kaszubowska 8 April 2024

Art History 101

Remarkable Romani – Astonishing Works By and About the Community

Think of Romani people in art – what comes to mind? When we look at traditional art history, it is really rather disappointingly scarce. If Romani...

Candy Bedworth 8 April 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Metlac Ravine by José María Velasco

The painting The Metlac Ravine looks just like a huge postcard from the past. It captures the monumental nature of the southern, coastal state of...

Alicja Gluszek 7 April 2024

Beatriz Milhazes, Sonho Tropical, 2017, White Cube Gallery, London, UK. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Sonho Tropical by Beatriz Milhazes

Sonho Tropical is a visual feast of abstract art infused with the passion for a Brazilian landscape. Beatriz Milhazes fuses European modernity with...

James W Singer 7 April 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Rain by Oswaldo Goeldi

Whether it’s a dream or a memory, it does not matter. Our gaze is immediately drawn to a bright red umbrella that hangs in the black air like a...

Rute Ferreira 7 April 2024

Great Princess Mama Occollo, ca 1850-70, oil on canvas mounted on wood, Cuzco, Peru, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Great Princess Mama Occollo

Great Princess Mama Occollo is an amazing masterpiece of South American art from the 19th century in the collection of the Denver Art Museum. It...

James W Singer 7 April 2024

Susie M. Barstow, Mountain Lake in Autumn, 1873, private collection via Thomas Cole National Historic Site Review

Susie Barstow’s First-Ever Biography: This Is Her Moment

During her lifetime, the American landscape artist Susie Barstow (1836-1923) was nationally renowned and commercially successful. So why don’t...

Emily Snow 5 April 2024

Women Artists

Six Female Artists of the Hudson River School

The Hudson River School was a movement in American landscape painting being the first independent artistic tradition in the country. It was very...

Alexandra Kiely 5 April 2024

Anna Boberg, Fishing Harbour with Sunlit Mountains. Study from North Norway, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden. Women Artists

Anna Boberg – Self-Taught Painter of Lofoten Landscapes

Anna Boberg was a multidisciplinary self-taught artist active in Stockholm and Paris. She is best known for her arctic landscapes from Lofoten in...

Europeana 5 April 2024

Women Artists

Female Painters of the Hudson River School, Part Two

In the previous article on Hudson River School, I introduced six female artists of this important landscape painting movement in 19th-century...

Alexandra Kiely 5 April 2024