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  • Ugly Cities Transformed

    By December 13, 2019

    Seeing a place, object or person through the eyes of an artist can change our perception of the subject of the artwork. So, if art is such a powerful and emotional medium, can we use art to transform...

  • Maneki Neko – Those Lucky Cats (NSFW)

    By December 12, 2019

    We’ve all seen those jovial, happy cat figurines in Asian restaurants and shops. Sitting upright with their raised paw, smiling face and trademark bell and bib, Maneki Neko (in Japanese 招き猫, “beckoning cat”) have symbolized all kinds of...

  • Titian’s Venus and Adonis (Metamorphoses III)

    By December 11, 2019

    In a series of articles we are going to meet each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s. Every painting-poem translated a small section of the Epic poem...

  • The Sumptuous Wallace Collection, Fragonard and The Swing

    By December 9, 2019

    The Wallace Collection displays a collection, which came together in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, collected by the first four Marquesses of Hertford. One piece, living in the beautiful collection, is The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard. The Rococo...

  • Artist and Patron – Friend or Foe?

    By December 7, 2019

    Since ancient times, patrons have played a vital role in art history. Patronage can be found almost everywhere – in Europe, feudal Japan and Southeast Asia. In fact anywhere a royal or imperial or aristocratic system dominates society,...

  • Titian’s Danae (Metamorphoses II)

    By December 2, 2019

    In a series of articles we are going to meet each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s. Every painting-poem translated a small section of the Epic poem...

  • 10 Beautiful Kimono from the Victoria & Albert Museum Collection

    By November 15, 2019

    Victoria and Albert Museum in London is one of the leading museums focusing on art and design. It’s special for me due to the vast range of their collection, excluding no material or technique. V&A collects everything from...

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