The Window and the Pitchfork: The Story Behind Wood’s American GothicMarch 25, 2020
Under the blue sky of Iowa, a man and a woman stand solemnly in front of their house. They are farmers as suggested by their clothing and the pitchfork the man is holding. This is Wood’s American Gothic,...
What to Do with Your Time when in Quarantine? Tips from Art!March 22, 2020
Seriously, what should I do with my time if I’m in real quarantine and I cannot go out for two weeks? How to avoid going crazy without face-to-face contact with the human race? If you’re in a similar...
Painting of the Week: Rachel Ruysch, Vase with FlowersMarch 22, 2020
March is Women’s History Month, and to continue celebrating our artistic diversity let’s discuss one of the greatest still-life artists: Rachel Ruysch. Still-life paintings do not draw the crowds at museums. They are often overlooked and skipped by...
Lockdown Artsy Entertainment ToolkitMarch 21, 2020
Initially the idea of a lock-down and extended opportunity to work from home may look a tiny bit appealing. No more commuting, no more dressing up for the office, if your webcam isn’t too good you can forget...
Whitechapel’s Radical Figures and the Famous Paintings that Inspired ThemMarch 18, 2020
In Whitechapel Gallery’s Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium, ten of today’s key figurative painters use historical art influences to tackle critical contemporary issues. Through a total of 40 canvases created over the last two decades, Cecily Brown, Daniel...
10 Things You Should Know About Peter Paul RubensMarch 7, 2020
Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist. Considered one of the greatest exponents of the Baroque, he is best known for his mythological, allegorical and religious paintings. He was born in Siegen (Holy Roman Empire, now Germany) in...
Be A Lady, They Said: the Poem in PaintingsMarch 6, 2020
Possibly the most viral video of the week is the poem by Camille Rainville Be a Lady, They Said recited brilliantly by Cinthia Nixon (Sex and the City star and activist) and produced for Girls Girls Girls Magazine. I...
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