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Queer Britain: Steve Eason/Getty Images, Paraders representing Terrence Higgins Trust, London Pride 1996, Queer Britain, phot. Joanna Kaszubowska Museum Stories

Queer Britain – UK’s First National LGBTQ+ Museum

Visit the UK’s first national LGBTQ+ museum! Queer people have impacted every part of the culture. However, even today, their stories are often...

Joanna Kaszubowska 2 September 2023

Fashion

Razzle Dazzle Me – 5 Jewelry Pieces from Victoria & Albert Museum Collection

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has a stunning collection of jewelry. Every time I visit the museum, I make a point to also check out the...

Joanna Kaszubowska 2 September 2023

Museum Stories

Beyond the National Gallery and Tate: Best London Art Museums

All of the art museums in London have free entry for permanent collections and also host excellent temporary exhibitions worth their ticket prices.

Isla Phillips-Ewen 2 September 2023

Surrealism 101: Everything You Need to Know Rene Magritte The False Mirror Surrealism

Surrealism 101: Everything You Need to Know

Surreal. Adj. Strange; not seeming real; like a dream Cambridge dictionary Do you know the origin of this word? It comes from one of the most...

Tommy Thiange 1 September 2023

Art History 101

Back to School: The Great Art History 101

Welcome to Art History 101! Here we’ll get to “oh“ and “ah” over iconic art that has shaped human ideas and thinking for centuries as we...

Ledys Chemin 1 September 2023

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism 101: Everything You Need to Know

Abstract Expressionism is an art movement that emerged in the USA in the 1940s and 1950s. Some of its most prominent artists are Jackson Pollock,...

Errika Gerakiti 1 September 2023

Artist Stories

Too Much Love Will Kill You – The Death of Raphael

Raphael Santi, one of the greatest Renaissance painters died on Good Friday in 1520. He was only 37 years old and at the peak of his artistic powers.

Zuzanna Stańska 31 August 2023

Artist Stories

When Art Hurts: The Story of the French Painter Auguste Renoir

The artworks of French painter Auguste Renoir are renowned for their light, conspicuous brushstrokes, as well as their pure beauty. Behind mastery...

Rute Ferreira 31 August 2023

Vincent van Gogh - Self-portrait with bandaged ear (1889, Courtauld Institute) Artist Stories

The Mystery of Vincent van Gogh’s Death

Vincent van Gogh’s death occurred in the early morning of 29 July 1890, in his room at the Auberge Ravoux in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise in...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 August 2023

Artist Stories

Painter’s Biggest Fear: The Blindness of Claude Monet

The eyes of an artist put to the service of art can reveal to us an unspeakable world that is very present around us. But what does this world, this...

Christopher Michaut 31 August 2023

Medea, Nicola Samori Contemporary Art

Medea: Contemporary Artists Revisit Ancient Greek Tragedy

17 international contemporary artists offer their personal interpretations of the powerful Ancient Greek myth of Medea, showcasing the themes of...

Natalia Iacobelli 29 August 2023

Jan Havicksz Steen, Woman at her Toilet, 1655-60, oil on panel, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Woman at Her Toilet by Jan Steen

Jan Steen’s Woman at Her Toilet is a provocative masterpiece of genre paintings because of its visual complexity and seductive allure, inviting...

James W Singer 28 August 2023