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Art State of Mind

The Art of Wellbeing: Hygge Found in the Masterpieces

In 2016, The Collins English Dictionary named “hygge” the runner-up word of the year. Since then, at least 20 books have been published on the...

Ledys Chemin 31 January 2021

Bizarre

10 Most Scary Paintings

Paintings can represent both real and unreal themes and scary paintings are a mixture of both. Among all the emotions that make up the human psyche,...

Gabriela Hurtado 30 January 2021

Art History 101

Finding a New Hobby through Art

Learn a new hobby during this time, they say. That is easier said than done, isn’t it? But, if you do find yourself looking for more...

Rachel Witte 25 January 2021

Art State of Mind

#MeToo and the Medusa Myth

The Medusa story – terrifying or tragic? Some months ago, a controversial new statue of Medusa was unveiled in New York, so let’s take this...

Candy Bedworth 21 January 2021

Contemporary Art

Is Kylie Jenner the New Venus? Interview with the Artist Marco Battaglini

Marco Battaglini is a contemporary Italian artist working in Costa Rica. In his work he mixes sacred with profane, trying to mediate between the...

Magda Michalska 20 January 2021

Art State of Mind

One with Nature: Nude Paintings in Natural Settings

Depictions of the nude figurative form is a time-honored artistic tradition dating back to antiquity. Depending on the period in question, the...

Maya M. Tola 4 January 2021

Art History 101

Arte Povera: Aesthetics of the Ordinary

In memory of the recently deceased world-famous Italian art critic Germano Celant, who himself in 1967 invented the term Arte Povera, translated as...

Caroline Galambosova 29 December 2020

Art State of Mind

Homemade Masterpieces: Art Inspiring Creativity in Our Homes

Art enters our homes in a multitude of ways. We might see something that appeals to us in a movie, for example in The Accountant (2016) paintings by...

Sarah Mills 26 December 2020

Art State of Mind

Holiday Inspiration: How Do Paintings Spend Christmas?

Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is here! Whether you’re religious or just enjoy a meet-up with friends and family, Christmas is an occasion to celebrate.

Magda Michalska 24 December 2020

A Controversial Christmas Tree in Venice

Weighing 9 tonnes, 10 metres tall, the 2020 Christmas Tree of Venice had become a scandal before it was lit up last week. Why? Because it’s not...

Magda Michalska 22 December 2020

Art State of Mind

Not Only Queen’s Gambit – Chess in Art

Since October, the world, with many places in lockdown again, has found a new way to entertain itself. The Queen’s Gambit series, produced by...

Joanna Kaszubowska 19 December 2020

Art State of Mind

You Don’t Have to Look Up to See the Stars: Astronomical Planispheres

For hundreds of years the sky has been the center of attention for many ancient tribes and cultures. Our history has been a testament to the stars.

Sofia Rodriguez Cuevas 16 December 2020