Crowning the May Queen in ArtMay 13, 2020
The May Queen is the personification of springtime. Crowned with fresh flowers, she leads her people to the Maypole for fun and frolicking. A maiden represents the fruitful bounty of the coming year, at the moment that Spring...
Rainbows in Art History: A Symbol of Hope for a Better FutureMay 4, 2020
Let us look at the significance of rainbows in art history across different cultures. Even though we now know the scientific reason behind rainbows, they continue to fascinate us. For artists, rainbows have been subjects of deep awe...
Ten Classic Art Masterpieces to Welcome SpringApril 18, 2020
Persephone the goddess of vegetation was the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Wherever she stepped, flowers would appear and all of the animals would follow her to marvel her beauty. Hades, the lord of the Underworld, was...
David Hockney – iPad Images of Springtime from QuarantineApril 7, 2020
David Hockney is in lock-down in Normandy and spends most days in the garden, drawing the spring awakening on his iPad. In a series of letters written to the BBC correspondent he shares how he feels his images...
Chinese New Year – the Art of CelebrationJanuary 25, 2020
Imagine a household celebrating the Chinese New Year where children share a home and joyfully play together. They have different kinds of toys to play with; two children play with a puppet hanging from a pole, like out...
January Blues. Blue in ArtJanuary 8, 2020
The January Blues, a well-known mood; festivities have come to an end and the winter is starting to feel gloomy. Therefore, to alleviate the melancholy, here is a trio of famous Blues from 20th-century art history. The Blue...
Welcoming the Twenties with Tamara de LempickaDecember 31, 2019
Today I am taking you to a New Year’s Eve party. This year, like every year, we hope that the year coming will be better. But hearing that the twenties are coming somehow the picture of the 1920s...
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