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  • 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...

  • How to Look Great: Rococo Women Beauty Guide

    By March 28, 2020

    How to look great? That is the question! Let’s refer to the most splendid and opulent period of history: the 18th century. The Enlightenment era was likely the first feminist wave because of the powerful women who came...

  • 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...

  • Chinese New Year – the Art of Celebration

    By January 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...

  • AE Russell’s Visions of Ireland

    By January 17, 2020

    George William Russell, known as AE, painted the spirits and visions he had seen since childhood. His Irish landscapes are topographically familiar, but juxtaposed with fairyland qualities. Russell’s paintings glow with light and soft colors, which often form...

  • 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...

  • Iconography of Ganesh

    By November 12, 2019

    Ganesh is the patron God of writers and intellectuals, and arguably the most well-known of the Hindu Gods. He is worshipped across all sects of Hindus and also by Buddhists and Jains. Mantras and rituals dedicated to Ganesh are...

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