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7 Things That Could Only Happen to You in Greek Mythology

Thinking your luck couldn’t get any worse? Well, brace yourself for a humorous journey into the world of Greek mythology, where even the mighty...

Ania Kaczynska 3 October 2023

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Frank Gehry in 10 Designs (That You Can Visit)

In February 1998, Philip Johnson, the godfather of Postmodernism, stood before the shimmering Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and declared Frank...

Julia Bourbois 2 October 2023

Love Story

Wonderful Paintings Inspired by Famous Literary Couples

Art and literature have been a thing for centuries and they’re still at it. We have plucked a few worthy fruits of their union to show you how...

Giordana Goretti 2 October 2023

Lubaina Himid, The Operating Table, 2019. Women Artists

Stories of Black Britishness by Lubaina Himid

Winner of prestigious awards, including the Turner Prize, Lubaina Himid has a long and prolific career as an artist, curator, and teacher. Her art...

Natalia Tiberio 1 October 2023

Women Artists

Portraits by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: They Are Black Because I’m Not White

Celebrated in 2018 with a solo show at the New Museum in New York, the English painter of Ghanaian descent Lynette Yiadom-Boakye hypnotized me with...

Magda Michalska 1 October 2023

Art State of Mind

7 Entertaining Art History Podcasts to Listen To

Podcasts are a stellar tool for diversion, learning, and companionship, as great podcasts tend to have friendly and knowledgeable hosts. Check out...

Anastasia Tsaleza 30 September 2023

Interview

Art for All: Interview with Podcast Host Jo McLaughlin

In 2021, I sat down with the podcast host of Jo’s Art History, Jo McLaughlin, to discuss the future of the art world, her job as an artist liaison...

Rachel Witte 30 September 2023

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Shiny Shield with Caravaggio’s Medusa

Caravaggio’s art epitomizes the essence of Baroque art. The artist, known for close physical observation with a dramatic use of chiaroscuro,...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 September 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Bacchus by Caravaggio

A youthful Bacchus, god of fertility, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, and theatre is reclining in classical fashion with grapes and vine leaves in...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 September 2023

Caravaggio David with the Head of Goliath, c. 1610, Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy. Artist Stories

How Did Caravaggio Die? The Answer Is Not Easy

Caravaggio was a great artist, no doubt about it, but he was also rowdy. An early published notice on him, dating from 1604 and describing his...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 September 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Truth Coming Out of Her Well by Jean-Léon Gérôme

A fair-skinned woman, nude. Mouth open in either shock, rage, or maybe even disgust, as she emerges from a well. One leg is already draped over the...

Kristin Urban 28 September 2023

Love Story

Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst – A Surreal Love Story

They fell in love while playing chess and stayed together for the rest of their lives. Read about the relationship between the famous German...

Magda Michalska 28 September 2023