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Women Artists

Andrea Fraser’s Museum Highlights: Artist as Performer

American-born Andrea Fraser is a leading performance artist of her generation (born 1965), best known for her work on institutional critique. She...

Isabella Hill 22 December 2020

European Art

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Snowy Landscape Paintings to Enjoy

Snow. You either love it, or hate it. Are you able to picture a fresh snow fall in your mind? Or is it falling outside your window as you read this...

Rachel Witte 21 December 2020

The Pros and Cons of Maggie Hambling’s Mary Wollstonecraft

Maggie Hambling CBE (b. 1945) is a British artist who is rarely seen without a cigarette. She paints beautiful land and seascapes, has several...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 21 December 2020

Artist Stories

Trouvelot and his Unique Art of the Cosmos

First published in 1881, Étienne Léopold Trouvelot’s portfolio of astronomical illustrations is an exceptional collection of majestic...

Jon Kelly 20 December 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Adoration of the Magi by Gentile da Fabriano

More than 2 billion people in more than 160 countries will celebrate Christmas this coming Friday. To mark this global Christian holiday, we explore...

James W Singer 20 December 2020

Art State of Mind

Not Only Queen’s Gambit – Chess in Art

Since October, the world, with many places in lockdown again, has found a new way to entertain itself. The Queen’s Gambit series, produced by...

Joanna Kaszubowska 19 December 2020

Art Travels

Global Landmarks Viewed from High in the Sky

If you are someone who does not deal well with heights, perhaps proceed through this article with caution. Because even though they are only images...

Rachel Witte 19 December 2020

Museum Stories

The Groundbreaking Slavery Exhibition at Rijksmuseum

Under the turmoil of this year’s events, the discussion around racism has reached its highest peak. In February 2021 an exhibition will point...

Errika Gerakiti 17 December 2020

Museum Stories

Metal, Ink and Dye: New Exhibition of Late Rauschenberg Works

A selection of late works by American artist Robert Rauschenberg is the subject of a fascinating new exhibition at London’s Bastian Gallery.

Jon Kelly 16 December 2020

Art State of Mind

You Don’t Have to Look Up to See the Stars: Astronomical Planispheres

For hundreds of years the sky has been the center of attention for many ancient tribes and cultures. Our history has been a testament to the stars.

Sofia Rodriguez Cuevas 16 December 2020

Museum Stories

Imago Mundi, the Art Collection Sized 10×12 cm

Imago Mundi is a very unusual museum of contemporary art. Or maybe I should rather call it an archive, or an encyclopedia which showcases the art...

Magda Michalska 15 December 2020

Medieval Art

Written in the Stars: Zodiac in Medieval Art

Medieval Europeans believed that the movements of the sun, moon, stars, and planets directly affected their lives on earth. They practiced what we...

Alexandra Kiely 14 December 2020