The Nabis 101July 19, 2019
Multiple times I’ve told myself while writing other articles: “I finally have to write about the Nabis!”. And still haven’t done so. Why, why, why, if they are one of my favourite groups? Hopefully they will become one...
Art Afterpieces. How Internet Didn’t Come up with Anything NewJuly 3, 2019
Playing with the greatest masterpieces by adding to them contemporary elements, like inserting a smartphone into a hand of a Pre-Raphaelite lady, might seem an invention made a couple of years ago. Well, it is not. Ward Kimball,...
Sixth Sense? Allegories of Senses in PaintingJune 26, 2019
How to show our sensual experiences visually? The human senses made out one of the most appealing subjects for European painters, especially that since the Middle Ages they had rather negative connotations, being considered as lustful and hence...
I Put a Spell on You – Vodou ArtJune 19, 2019
Vodou is one of the most misunderstood belief systems in the world. Derided by the Church and popular culture, in fact it is a fascinating system of ethics, culture, agriculture, cosmology, folklore and medicine. Its foundations are in...
How to Become an Old Master? Turn on the Youtube First!June 13, 2019
I can’t draw, I can’t paint, I can’t sculpt or do pottery. But I can watch videos on Rijksmuseum Youtube channel called RijksCreative and imagine I’m a Great Master, too. If you have canvas and brushes, and some...
It’s Not Always What It Seems: The Fabulous Inventions of PanamarenkoJune 12, 2019
Panamarenko steals from science and uses it in his art. He has designed planes and submarines that at first sight are perfectly capable of functioning, but don’t be misled: they are unique works of art that should be...
Artists and Their MythsMay 28, 2019
Sometimes, the story that is attached to an artist is as important as their craft. Let’s take a look at artists and the myths that are related to them. Though many think of myth as a fictional story,...
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