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René Magritte: Lovers in Separation
Now, while we are all being asked to practice social distancing, you have probably been bombarded with the paintings of lovers by René Magritte. Magritte’s surreal style is unmistakable, his wit is well-known but his depictions of love and lovers are quite disturbing. These beautiful (and...
Zoya Lerman, a Ukrainian Non-Conformist Artist
Artist Zoya Lerman is an unusual representative of Ukrainian non-conformism in painting. Despite the dominance of social realism, she was able to assert her artistic voice and the right to create her unique world of sensuality on canvases. Art of Braves Most of Zoya Lerman’s creative...
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A “David and Goliath” Painting Gets Re-Attributed to Artemisia Gentileschi
Baroque master Artemisia Gentileschi’s long-hidden signature was recently found on a 17th-century David and Goliath painting. The work was formerly attributed to a less-impressive male painter. Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-c. 1654) is one of the few historical female artists to gain widespread recognition. She is famous for...
Nefertiti as a Beauty Icon
Nefertiti is a beauty icon and one of the most powerful women who inspires us throughout centuries. Responding to the rhythms of the age, she seized the opportunities of her time. But Nefertiti also left us with many mysteries. And we continue to wonder: Did her...
Michael Rakowitz: His Lost Heritage and Enemies
In March 2020 the Fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, which since 1998 temporarily hosts sculptures and installations by contemporary artists, will no longer be guarded by the 700 BC sculpture which once stood at the gates of the city of Nineveh (Mosul, Iraq). Well,...