Artist Stories

Architecture

The Rhythmic Spaces of Savin Couëlle

Architect Savin Couëlle’s organic designs go beyond extensions of the natural landscape. He creates a feeling of being one with nature. Couëlle...

Marga Patterson 16 July 2020

Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo, the Warrior Pope and God’s Bottom

No, I am not indulging in casual profanity, in this painting we are actually looking at God's bare bottom and it graces the ceiling of the Sistine...

Guest Profile 15 July 2020

Artist Stories

Edgar Degas and His Most Beautiful Ballerinas

Edgar Degas was one of the founders of Impressionism, however, he didn't like the term and preferred to call it "Realist” or...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 July 2020

Women Artists

A Meringue Ballerina: Anna Pavlova in Paintings

Anna Pavlova, a Russian ballerina, was highly independent for her times. She formed her own company and choreographed her own performances. She toured the world for twenty years and introduced ballet to other parts of the world. Pavlova was so famous that she was honored with a dessert named after her, it is called the Pavlova cake!

Anuradha Sroha 8 July 2020

Surrealism

Max Ernst and Birds: A Relationship Explained Through Paintings

Max Ernst (1891–1976) was a prolific German avant-garde artist. He was a pioneer in the early 20th century movements of Dada and Surrealism and...

Anastasia Tsaleza 2 July 2020

Women Artists

Home and Migration in the Artworks of Zarina Hashmi

Zarina Hashmi (16 July 1937 – 25 April 2020), was an Indian-American artist and printmaker based in New York City. She was known by her...

Anuradha Sroha 1 July 2020

Erotica

Tom of Finland: the Artist Who Created the Village People’s Look

Meet Tom of Finland, the artist that inspired the looks of Freddie Mercury and the Village People. He was friends with Robert Mapplethorpe, and Andy...

Joanna Kaszubowska 29 June 2020

Art Travels

Travel in the Footsteps of Henri Matisse in Morocco

Until the advent of mass tourism, North Africa’s jewel, Morocco remained a relatively unknown world of Sultans, spices and sparse deserts. A number...

Charlotte Stace 26 June 2020

Artist Stories

Let’s Ride a Tiger! Escape into the Exotic with Henri Rousseau

Let's Ride a Tiger! Definitely not! We should never try to ride a tiger, and Rousseau does not suggest it either! It would be horrible (especially...

Sarah Mills 23 June 2020

Artist Stories

A Queer World in Konstantin Somov’s Artworks

Konstantin Somov (1869-1939) was a Russian painter, co-founder of the artistic movement Mir Iskusstva and well known for his watercolors...

Kateryna Martynova 22 June 2020

Literature

Seven Books About Art for Holiday Chill

Holiday time but not sure if you can afford to travel? Or do you just need something to help forget about social distancing while relaxing somewhere...

Camilla de Laurentis 22 June 2020

Photography

Julia Margaret Cameron. The Queen of Pre-Raphaelite Photography

The English Victorian artist Julia Margaret Cameron (who was actually born in India and raised in France) was an irreplaceable...

Rute Ferreira 20 June 2020