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Surrealism

How To Become a Surrealist – A Manual to Psychic Automatism

In 1924, André Breton defined a completely new word – Surrealism – in his First Manifesto of Surrealism. It wasn’t a trend in art or...

Magda Michalska 10 August 2023

Artist Stories

Albert Namatjira: Celebrating the Indigenous Artistic Pioneer in Australia

In a time when the Australian government imposed a highly discriminatory policy on Aboriginal people, Albert Namatjira (1902-1959) conquered the art...

Jimena Escoto 9 August 2023

Review

Paintings at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)

Exhibition review of "Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting" at the George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian

Jennifer S. Musawwir 9 August 2023

Cats

Cats in Chinese Art

Who doesn’t love cats? Check out these cute and cuddly house cats, ferocious lions, and majestic tigers, created by Chinese...

Rucha Vijay Bodas 8 August 2023

Cats

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

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

Lauren Kraut 8 August 2023

Cats

The Sacred Cats of Ancient Egypt

The Ancient Egyptians revered cats of all kinds and honored them in their art. From servals to the mighty lion, cats were seen as powerful forces for...

Sarah Mills 8 August 2023

Cats

Louis Wain and His Weird Cats

The British artist Louis Wain was a highly successful illustrator, mainly known for his humorous graphics of cats. His quirky feline pictures were...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 8 August 2023

Women Artists

Maria Prymachenko⁠ — Folk Pacifist from Ukraine in London

Have you heard of Maria Prymachenko? She was an internationally acclaimed naïve artist who drew from traditional Ukrainian folk art. What...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 August 2023

Art History 101

Artist and Patron – Friend or Foe?

Since ancient times, patrons have played a vital role in art history. Patronage can be found almost everywhere – in Europe, feudal Japan, and...

Candy Bedworth 7 August 2023

Salvador Dalí and Coco Chanel sharing a cigarette Fashion

A Fierce Romance of Art and Fashion: The Friendship between Salvador Dalí and Coco Chanel

When Dalí moved to Paris in 1926, Chanel was already a famous fashion designer. Dalí had already worked in the fashion industry, as he had...

Errika Gerakiti 7 August 2023

Artist Stories

The Andy Warhol Diaries: Artistic Collaborations

Love him or hate him, Warhol’s art is notable for his use of mass production and pop culture. As Christopher Makos said in a 2011 interview...

Rachel Witte 6 August 2023

Artist Stories

A Strange Story about Andy Warhol and Plastic Surgeries

Andy Warhol was obsessed with the idea of turning into a machine which, partially, led to his slight addiction to plastic surgeries. The father of...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 August 2023