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  • Famous Lobsters in Art

    By April 7, 2021

    Lobsters, large marine crustaceans, have been eaten by humans since prehistoric times. They became a delicacy by the Roman period. They were also popular among the Moche people of Peru. Historically, lobsters weren’t a very common subject of...

  • A Hero and Mythical Creatures: Famous Spiders in Art

    By April 6, 2021

    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 presence. Perhaps it is the horrid looks that do not fit our...

  • Why Was Matisse Obsessed With Goldfish?

    By April 6, 2021

    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 work recently, I realized there was a period in which Matisse was obsessed with...

  • Franz Marc, The Large Blue Horse, 1911 Franz Marc, The Large Blue Horse, 1911

    Franz Marc: The Painter Who Loved Horses

    By April 5, 2021

    The German Expressionist movement had many faces. One of the most interesting of them was that of the painter Franz Marc. Marc looked to the natural world as an antidote to modern life, from which he felt increasingly alienated....

  • Painting of the Week: Jan Asselijn, Threatened Swan

    By February 28, 2021

    Swans are normally characterized as graceful birds. They are magnificent and majestic. However, Jan Asselijn displays another side of these elegant birds. In Threatened Swan, we witness the fierce, protective, and powerful nature of motherhood. Yet, we are...

  • William Wegman, Blonde on Browne, 1991 - dogs in modern art William Wegman, Blonde on Browne, 1991 - dogs in modern art

    Craving a Pandemic Puppy? See Dogs in Modern Art!

    By January 26, 2021

    One of the phenomena that developed in the last 12 months is that of ‘pandemic puppy’. If you took one we hope you are happy together! But if you have no way of taking a dog, join us...

  • Dog Breeds in Famous Paintings

    By November 20, 2020

    When we see a dog in a painting, we always try to guess which breed it is. Motivated by this curiosity we have selected some works that show representations of different breeds of dogs in famous paintings. Additionally,...

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