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Painting of the Week: Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring

The Girl with a Pearl Earring is usually the first image that comes to mind when we think of Johannes Vermeer. It has inspired multiple references in...

Soledad Castillo Jara 29 March 2020

Women Artists

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...

Nataliia Pecherska 28 March 2020

Art State of Mind

Theatre Plays, Opera and Music Online to Keep you Entertained During Lockdown

By now most of us have been in lockdown for at least a few days, binge-watching Netflix and Amazon to the point of total exhaustion. Why not try...

Joanna Kaszubowska 27 March 2020

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...

Alexandra Kiely 27 March 2020

Review

His Majesty Jan Van Eyck and the Optical Revolution – Review

Art history has its superstars: Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Gustav Klimt. But with the recent $2.4 million, multiyear restoration of panels...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 March 2020

Long Read

Nefertiti as a Beauty Icon

Nefertiti is a beauty icon and one of the most powerful women who has inspired us throughout centuries. Responding to the rhythms of the age, she...

Marina Kochetkova 26 March 2020

Art State of Mind

All by Myself, a Lonely Story of Solitude in Painting

Aaaaaaalllll by myseeeeeeeeelf, don't wanna be, aaaaallll by myself- anymore...  Shout out to all those lonely souls who at nights hold on tight to...

Magda Michalska 25 March 2020

Art History 101

The Window and the Pitchfork: The Story Behind Wood’s American Gothic

Under the blue sky of Iowa, a man and a woman stand solemnly in front of their house. They are farmers as suggested by their clothing and the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 25 March 2020

Theater & Cinema

10 Best Movies Related to Art for Time Spent in Quarantine

This is clearly a difficult time for humanity. Coronavirus has been declared a pandemic and people are advised to stay at home and eliminate physical...

Errika Gerakiti 24 March 2020

Eastern world

The Churning of the Ocean of Milk

The churning of the ocean of milk is a momentous event in Hindu mythology that appears in the Bhagwat Purana, Vishnu Purana, and the Mahabharata. It...

Maya Tola 24 March 2020

The Best Art Videos for the Age of Quarantine

Right now pretty much everything throughout Europe and North America, including art museums, is closed due to quarantine. This means that art lovers...

Alexandra Kiely 23 March 2020

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...

Magda Michalska 23 March 2020