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  • Carnations in Art

    By June 15, 2020

    Carnations have been called the flower of the gods and have a long history that dates back thousands of years. This beautiful flower has many meanings and stories associated with it in different corners of the world.  For example,...

  • Image of Liza Lou's sink from Kitchen. Image of Liza Lou's sink from Kitchen.

    Cook Like an Artist! Kitchen Inspiration from Art History

    By June 9, 2020

    For hundreds of years, kitchens in art were the undesirable work place of unsavory maids, tucked away below the luxurious living spaces of the upper class. During the mid-16th century, Northern Renaissance artists, such as Pieter Aertsen, began...

  • Boys with Plants in Art (Hotties Alert!)

    By May 18, 2020

    Boys and men posing with plants and flowers is a popular theme in art. The concept was revisited on Instagram, a social media platform on the account @boyswithplants. Although Instagram photographs focus on plants for their aesthetic appeal,...

  • Agostino Arrivabene, The dream of Asclepius, 2015. Agostino Arrivabene, The dream of Asclepius, 2015.

    Agostino Arrivabene – A Modern Alchemist

    By April 28, 2020

    Agostino Arrivabene (born in 1967) is a visionary yet secluded Italian contemporary artist who continues to produce outstanding surrealist works from his 17th-century house located just outside Milan. His masterful paintings operate in a realm that has no time,...

  • Gradiva: What Did Freud and the Surrealists See in Her?

    By April 27, 2020

    A woman who walks. That’s what Gradiva (the name of an anonymous woman from an antique bas-relief) means, as given by a fictional character from a novella by Wilhelm Jensen. In other words, it’s an invented name for...

  • Painting of the Week: Salvador Dalí, Madonna of Port Lligat

    By April 12, 2020

    Salvador Dalí’s The Madonna of Port Lligat depicts an image of Mary holding baby Jesus in her lap. However it has layers upon layers of meaning. For example symbolism that looks forward to Easter – the Crucifixion and...

  • Painting of the Week: Rachel Ruysch, Vase with Flowers

    By March 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...

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