Painting of the Week: Pierre-Jacques Volaire, Eruption of Mount VesuviusFebruary 23, 2020
The ground shakes and rumbles as the nearby mountain awakens. Smoke emerges from its peaks and the volcano stirs from its slumber. The land trembles more and a fiery blast shoots into the air as lava spews from...
Introducing the Cleveland Museum of ArtFebruary 22, 2020
The Cleveland Museum of Art is a major American art museum, renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection. It includes more than 61,000 works of art ranging over 6,000 years, from ancient to contemporary pieces. Its...
The Many Rebirths of VenusFebruary 20, 2020
Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus is iconic in western art. Alongside the Mona Lisa, it is probably a contender for “most famous painting.” Unsurprisingly the renowned Renaissance picture has inspired reconfiguration, reproductions, and references in artworks ever...
Art Travels: Angkor Thom, CambodiaFebruary 19, 2020
Angkor Thom or the ‘great city’ was the last Khmer empire’s capital from the 12th century until its abandonment in the 16th century. At its peak, the city was home to a population of around 1 million people....
Around the World with the National Portrait Gallery – P.4 AmericasFebruary 18, 2020
The National Portrait Gallery in London is due to close its doors starting 29 June 2020. The Inspiring People gallery redevelopment works will take three years. The gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world....
Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona BenjaminFebruary 17, 2020
From February 25th to May 31st, 2020 the Gotthelf Art Gallery at the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture will exhibit the unique works of the Indian artist Siona Benjamin. She is now based in New Jersey (Exhibition...
Painting of the Week – Kehinde Wiley, Officer of the HussarsFebruary 16, 2020
February is Black History Month in the United States (in the UK it is in October) so let’s celebrate with the Officer of the Hussars by Kehinde Wiley. Wiley is a Nigerian artist, based in New York, with...
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