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Far Beyond Illusion: M.C. Escher and the Illustration of the Impossible

Known for representing impossible constructions and creating a world in which the figurative and the abstract intertwine, meet Maurits Cornelis...

Rute Ferreira 13 August 2022

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Alice Neel: Collector of Souls

In 1950s America Alice Neel painted portraits of one of her neighbours, Georgie Arce, from childhood to adolescence.

Candy Bedworth 13 August 2022

Theater & Cinema

Movie Scenes Staged as Famous Paintings

In 1911 the Italian film theoretician Ricciotto Canudo defined cinema as “the seventh art”. So it’s quite natural that from its...

Arianna Richetti 12 August 2022

Animals

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau was a French artist who painted in a Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), which was a...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 August 2022

Contemporary Art

Ann Sutton: Contemporary Textiles as Art

Ann Sutton has become one of the foremost textile artists in the UK. Her career began in the 1960s when she trained as a weaver. By the age of 21,...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 August 2022

Women Artists

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

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

Candy Bedworth 9 August 2022

Cats

Women with Cats in Art: Crazy Cat Ladies or Independent Individualists?

Within arts, cats can have a symbolic meaning, and depending on the period of time, that meaning may vary. Their nocturnal habits gave them a...

Lauren Kraut 8 August 2022

Women Artists

The Feminist Artists Who Changed the World

Discovering the trailblazing women who led the way for female talent today.

Guest Profile 8 August 2022

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Art Nouveau Explained

Art Nouveau is one of the most distinguished styles in art. Even though its duration was brief, it quickly became a fetish of the elite. It spread...

Errika Gerakiti 8 August 2022

Art State of Mind

Celestial Bodies in Art – Comets, Planets and Stars

When we think about flying objects we usually imagine birds, planes, kites, balloons, or even UFOs! It’s easy to forget that at one point the...

Sarah Mills 8 August 2022

Women Artists

Amélie Beaury-Saurel: The Incredible Life and Works

A true femme fatale in the art world, Amélie Beaury-Saurel was a French painter in the 19th century and a prominent member of Académie Julian. At...

Ruxi Rusu 8 August 2022

Literature

Most Beautiful Qurans You Must See

Three monotheistic religions are the so-called “religions of the book”. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all refer back to a spoken, and...

Magda Michalska 7 August 2022