Artist Stories

Art State of Mind

Rethinking the Word Muse in the Arts

The word “muse” has generally a very positive connotation. People, commonly women, represented under the umbrella of this word are held...

Guest Profile 3 September 2020

Contemporary Art

Anatoliy Kryvolap’s Evolution of Color: Emotional Paintings of the Ukrainian Artist

Anatoliy Kryvolap is a contemporary Ukrainian artist whose paintings are sold at the world’s most prestigious auctions for thousands of...

Nataliia Pecherska 2 September 2020

Women Artists

Interview: Soumya Netrabile, A Contemporary Abstract Painter

Soumya Netrabile (b. 1966) is a contemporary abstract painter and ceramist based in the Chicago area of the United States. Her paintings are a fusion...

Marga Patterson 25 August 2020

Women Artists

Karoliina Hellberg and the New Finnish Interiors

Karoliina Hellberg is a young Finnish painter who graduated in 2015 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. In 2019 she had her solo show at the...

Magda Michalska 24 August 2020

Women Artists

Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Celebrating Cultural Identity

Njideka Akunyili Crosby celebrates her cultural heritage through her artwork. Contradicting generalizations about African experience, she expresses...

Nina Relf 6 August 2020

Women Artists

Lee Krasner, Much More than a Muse

Lee Krasner (1908–1984) is better known as Jackson Pollock’s muse, but lately art critics have recognised her reputation as an artist in her own...

Michel Rutten 6 August 2020

WTF Art History

5 Artists Who Likely Suffered From Syphilis

Also known as the French disease or great pox, syphilis was a common sexually transmitted disease in Europe in the 1800s. In fact, 10-15% of...

Kelly Hill 31 July 2020

Artist Stories

Five Artist Models You Should Know About

Did you know that many well-known artworks were modeled on living figures? In fact, the real stories of these famous faces are often fascinating in...

Guest Profile 26 July 2020

Women Artists

How to Start Living off Art: An Interview with Illustrator Cait Mack

Cait Mack is an illustrator, climber, and mountain lover based in Bristol in the UK. She is an artist who creates vibrant and unique paintings and is...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 18 July 2020

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

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