Art State of Mind

Art History 101

Artist and Patron – Friend or Foe?

Since ancient times, patrons have played a vital role in art history. Patronage can be found almost everywhere - in Europe, feudal Japan and...

Candy Bedworth 7 December 2019

Theater & Cinema

Art in The Crown: Spies, Secrets and The Royal Art Collection

The Crown is not amused… There’s a scandal brewing behind the doors of Buckingham Palace. Let’s investigate art in The Crown,...

Tony Heathfield 25 November 2019

Art State of Mind

10 Best Christmas Gifts from Museums

Halloween has passed and the Christmas season has officially started. With it the longer nights, warm glow of lights and candles, and the headache of...

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 November 2019

Literature

Book Review: Sister Wendy’s 100 Best-loved Paintings

Late last year, the art world mourned the death of Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018), the quirky British nun who became a world-wide sensation as a...

Alexandra Kiely 9 November 2019

Theater & Cinema

The Art in Friends TV Series

Who doesn't love Friends? Without a doubt, it is one of the most watched and most loved TV series in history. We all know about this group of best...

Errika Gerakiti 29 October 2019

Contemporary Art

Disney Figures in Art that Make You Think Twice

Who doesn't like Disney characters? They are cute, sweet, and adorable. They also represent an ideal image and simplify our world view. That's fine...

Michel Rutten 25 October 2019

Artist Stories

The Works of Yves Klein: Lover of Blue

Yves Klein was born in late April of 1928 in Nice, France. His mother, Marie Raymond, was a renowned member of the Art Informel movement, which...

Guest Profile 22 October 2019

Art State of Mind

A Glimpse of Maritime Life in the Past in 7 Artworks

Sea, harbours, weather, ships, sailors, fishermen, merchants - maritime life is rich and fascinating. Let's see a few great depictions of its...

Europeana 4 October 2019

Art State of Mind

Don’t Give Up the Day Job. Earn as an Artist

Artists starving in garrets is an old cliché. In fact many famous artists were sensible enough to have a day job in order to pay the bills! Some of...

Candy Bedworth 30 September 2019

Art State of Mind

The Anti-Painting of Joan Miró

Joan Miró is an artist very difficult to categorize. In general, he is considered to be a surrealist. However, his works show a great diversity that...

Errika Gerakiti 28 September 2019

Art State of Mind

Passing Time with Klee: Demonstrating Temporality in Visual Art

Paul Klee was a “musical” painter, not least because he chose the violin and bow before brush and easel. Klee’s father was a music teacher...

Craig Wakerley 19 September 2019

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, let's...

Isla Phillips 1 August 2019