Remarkable Roma – Astonishing Works By and About Gypsy and Traveller PeopleAugust 10, 2021
Think of Gypsies or Roma people in art – what comes to mind? When we look to traditional art history, it is really rather disappointingly scarce. If Roma people are depicted at all, it is with a romantic...
Around the World with the National Portrait Gallery: AfricaAugust 7, 2021
The National Portrait Gallery in London closed its doors on June 29th, 2020. The Inspiring People gallery redevelopment works will take three years. The gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. During this long...
Art and Culture of the Dogon People of AfricaAugust 4, 2021
African art and culture had been a driving inspiration to European modern artists like Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, and Amedeo Modigliani, among others. The appealing factor lies in many raw, visual, fetishized pursuits and compelling cultural narratives. Dogons...
A Journey to Andalusia: The Moorish Stronghold of GranadaJuly 20, 2021
The fall of Moorish Granada to the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492 marked the end of the Reconquista and the ultimate collapse of al-Andalus, the Islamic territory that had stretched across the Iberian Peninsula for over...
Traveling Artists in Mexico: The First GenerationJuly 10, 2021
The 19th century was a tumultuous time for Mexico, to say the least. In 1821, it achieved its independence. However, the war devastated the country in every aspect, including the artistic one. As a consequence, there was a...
Top Summer Destinations Inspired by PaintingsJuly 8, 2021
Are you still undecided on where to go for your vacation? Have you visited all the summer destinations from our previous painting-inspired list and are looking for inspiration? Here comes a selection of artsy places you can visit!...
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