Art State of Mind

Erotica

Masking and Unmasking Women in Art

Just a few weeks ago, Venice was transformed into a different world. It was carnival and people in masks were strolling through the city. There is a...

Katharina Windorfer 10 May 2019

Painting

First of May Celebrations in Painting

Happy May 1st to all workers and to all who have fought and still fight for their rights. I hope you’ll celebrate by doing nothing and chilling...

Magda Michalska 1 May 2019

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Hell Hath No Fury. The Merry Murderess of Early Modern Art

Hell hath no fury like a murderess scorned and, boy, you better believe it! If you were to take a moment and google ‘murder in art’ your...

Tony Heathfield 30 April 2019

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6 Rooms from Famous Paintings Brought to Real Life

Paintings of historical interiors are fascinating hybrid images – midway between the work of a great artist’s imagination and a document of...

Kate Wojtczak 29 April 2019

Women Artists

Made for Reflection: Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden

Let’s take a look at one of the most interesting works in Yayoi Kusama’s career. Was it commercial or high art? A performance or an...

Noa Weisberg 17 April 2019

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Taking the Perfect Selfie: Tips from History’s Greatest Portrait Artists

To pout or not to pout… that is the question.  From smoulders to smiles, duck faces to dog ears, in the age of front-facing phone cameras there...

Tony Heathfield 22 February 2019

Women Artists

Making Meaning: Charlotte Salomon Painting Her Childhood

The artist Charlotte Salomon was tragically killed in the gas chamber at Auschwitz at the age of 26, whilst 5 months pregnant. She left behind two...

Candy Bedworth 9 February 2019

Literature

5 Best Art Books for 2019. My Inspirational Reading List

Every year, I create a new reading list that includes novels, non-fiction, and art books. Today, I am sharing with you my 2019 reading list of books...

Roma Piotrowska 7 February 2019

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The Muse Throughout Art History: Inspiration, Love, and Friendship

In terms of Ancient Greek mythology, the term muse refers to nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, with each daughter having her own attribute, which...

Rachel Witte 26 January 2019

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Leaving Home as a Genre in Art: The Need to be on the Move

I don’t know if it is a millennial thing, similarly being in the same age group, or because now in 2019 we have access to everyone’s...

Rachel Witte 12 January 2019

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Art and Math: Aesthetics of Calculations

Do you like math? Well, many of us might have had some problems with it when we were in school (I, at least, had many!) and got fed up with it. So...

Rute Ferreira 5 January 2019

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New Year’s Resolutions For 2019?

The nearer 2019 is, the more I think about new things I would like to do in the incoming year. And I’m not even talking about resolutions or...

Magda Michalska 1 January 2019