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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

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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

Animals

Why Was Matisse Obsessed With Goldfish?

Goldfish here, goldfish there, in a bowl, in a tank, on a table, by the window, goldfish everywhere. Having been looking at Henri Matisse’s...

Magda Michalska 6 April 2021

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Attention, Dangerous Art! How Art Can Hurt You

Every once in a while, an accident involving an artwork happens. Usually it is the artwork that ends up damaged, but sometimes it is the audience...

Joanna Kaszubowska 7 February 2021

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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

WTF Art History

The Top 10 Strange and Bizarre Paintings

For every picturesque painting, there is at least one strange and bizarre counterpart. We usually gloss over the oddities, because, well,...

Abreeza Thomas 5 January 2021

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The Caganer: A Christmas Tradition

As Christmas approaches, many of us are probably decorating our homes for the holidays. Even though this year we might not be able to gather with our...

Soledad Castillo Jara 22 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

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

Animals

Blue Faience Hippopotamuses of the World, UNITE!

Blue faience hippopotamus was a popular statuette in Ancient Egyptian art. Ancient Egyptians considered it to have positive traits associated with...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 November 2020

Artist Stories

The Mysterious Pinturas Negras Reveal Goya’s Darkest Secrets

There are already several articles that treat in detail the life and works of Francisco Goya. If you want to learn about his career or most famous...

Magda Michalska 9 November 2020

Miyatake Gaikotsu and his Puzzling Postcards

At the beginning of the 20th century, when Japan started embracing the West and rapid industrialization of almost all aspects of life, Miyatake...

Magda Michalska 4 November 2020