Animals

chinese new year tiger, Kishi Chikudo, Detail from Tiger, Tigress and Cubs, 1892 Animals

Year of the Tiger: Chinese New Year 2022

The year of the tiger is upon us! Tigers are frequently depicted in Chinese art, but they have fascinated so many artists from across the world.

Candy Bedworth 1 February 2022

Animals

Famous Lobsters in Art

Lobsters, large marine crustaceans, have been eaten by humans since prehistoric times. They became a delicacy by the Roman period. They were also...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 April 2021

Bizarre

A Hero and Mythical Creatures: Famous Spiders in Art

Spiders disturb the majority of the people. Even though they are much smaller, and thus much less powerful than us, we cannot help but fear their...

Belkıs Pesen 6 April 2021

Celebrating Chinese New Year: Which Ox Would You Choose?

Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival celebrates the beginning of a new year based on the lunisolar calendar. In 2021, the first day of the Chinese...

Marina Kochetkova 12 February 2021

Cats

Tsuguharu Foujita: The Cat Master

While there are many artists who can be called cat-lovers, only one can be called the master of cats. Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita was a...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 August 2020

2019: Year of the Pig and Pigs in Painting

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the year closing the twelve-year lunar calendar cycle. It’s named after the Pig because according to...

Magda Michalska 4 January 2019

Animals

Picasso, Monet And Pigeons – An Unlikely Trio

Have you ever wished you could teach your parrot or canary some new tricks? Clearly, the Japanese scientists – Shigeru Watanabe, Junko Sakamoto...

Wojtek Rozdzenski 2 February 2018

Abstract Expressionism

Pablo Picasso’s Bulls: On The Road To Simplicity

Pablo Picasso’s bulls are something that once seen, cannot be forgotten. The Bull is a series of 11 lithographs created around Christmas in...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 April 2017

Erotica

The Best of Leda and the Swan Paintings

If you ever see a painting presenting a girl with a swan – it must be Leda. Leda and the Swan is a story from Greek mythology in which the god...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 February 2017