Art History 101

Art History 101

Logomania – Words in Art

What do Jean-Michel Basquiat, The François Vase, Tracey Emin and Xu Bing have in common? Words! So, in the spirit of light summer reading,...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 1 August 2019

The Nabis 101

Multiple times I’ve told myself while writing other articles: “I finally have to write about the Nabis!”. And still haven’t...

Magda Michalska 19 July 2019

Art History 101

Art Afterpieces. How Internet Didn’t Come up with Anything New

Playing with the greatest masterpieces by adding to them contemporary elements, like inserting a smartphone into a hand of a Pre-Raphaelite lady,...

Magda Michalska 3 July 2019

Sixth Sense? Allegories of Senses in Painting

How to show our sensual experiences visually? The human senses made out one of the most appealing subjects for European painters, especially that...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2019

Art State of Mind

I Put a Spell on You – Vodou Art

Vodou is one of the most misunderstood belief systems in the world. Derided by the Church and popular culture, in fact it is a fascinating system of...

Candy Bedworth 19 June 2019

Art State of Mind

How to Become an Old Master? Turn on the Youtube First!

I can’t draw, I can’t paint, I can’t sculpt or do pottery. But I can watch videos on Rijksmuseum Youtube channel called...

Magda Michalska 13 June 2019

Artist Stories

It’s Not Always What It Seems: The Fabulous Inventions of Panamarenko

Panamarenko steals from science and uses it in his art. He has designed planes and submarines that at first sight are perfectly capable of...

Michel Rutten 12 June 2019

Art History 101

Geek Art

The geek-art community has an affluent and acquisitive sub culture that has a seemingly insatiable thirst for paintings, models and sculptures. Pop...

Candy Bedworth 25 May 2019

Art History 101

Byzantine Icons – Who, What, When, and Where

Byzantine icons are more of a prayer object than anything else. Though likened to idolatry, the icons mean more than what can be confined by that...

Rachel Witte 13 March 2019

Art State of Mind

The Muse Throughout Art History: Inspiration, Love, and Friendship

In terms of Ancient Greek mythology, the term muse refers to nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, with each daughter having her own attribute, which...

Rachel Witte 26 January 2019

Why is Klimt Famous?

Gustav Klimt, born in Austria in 1862, is celebrated as one of the most valued artists in the history of art. But, why is Klimt famous? Why exactly...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 28 March 2018

Art History 101

Women’s Place Is In The Kitchen: The Story of Dutch Genre Painting

One of the unquestionable masters of Dutch genre painting was Jan Vermeer. However, today I want to present two less known painters: Peter de Hooch...

Magda Michalska 11 January 2018