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Charles Fazzino – Superbowl’s Officially Licensed Artist

America's biggest sporting event has its own official artist!  Charles Fazzino is a gifted artist from New York, best known for his...

Maya Tola 2 February 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Agnolo Bronzino, An Allegory with Venus and Cupid

This week’s painting, An allegory with Venus and Cupid by Agnolo Bronzino from the National Gallery in London, is one of the more mysterious...

Joanna Kaszubowska 2 February 2020

Artist Stories

Raphael – Renaissance Prince of Painters

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino – better known as Raphael – is known for the harmony and clarity of form within his visually brilliant paintings.

Candy Bedworth 1 February 2020

Art Travels

Fabulous Railway Station Paintings from the Golden Age of Train Travel

Once upon a time, train travel was the height of fashion. That's why the second half of the 19th century and first few decades of the 20th century...

Alexandra Kiely 31 January 2020

How Artworks Can Suffer. The Forbidden City Case and More

Recently, on Monday, January 20th, two Chinese women drove their Mercedes SUV into the Forbidden City in Beijing. That event created quite a...

Michel Rutten 30 January 2020

Museum Stories

Troy at the British Museum: Myth and Reality

This excellently curated exhibition on Troy at the British Museum in London takes visitors on a journey spanning thousands of years. There's plenty...

Chris Dobson 28 January 2020

Eastern world

Six Exquisite Mother-of-Pearl Artifacts from Gujarat

Mother-of-Pearl an iridescent layer carved out of snail shells, usually the Turbo Marmoratus. It is a luminous material that naturally reflects pink...

Maya Tola 27 January 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Jean-Baptiste Chardin, The Monkey Painter

It’s tacky! It’s funny! It’s weird! Yes, Jean-Baptiste Chardin’s The Monkey Painter is definitely not what you would consider in good taste.

James W Singer 26 January 2020

Eastern world

Chinese New Year – the Art of Celebration

Imagine a household celebrating the Chinese New Year where children share a home and joyfully play together. They have different kinds of toys to...

Marina Kochetkova 25 January 2020

Eastern world

The Tang Shipwreck – Southeast Asia’s Maritime Heritage

Discovered near the Belitung Island in Indonesia, the Tang Shipwreck is a momentous archeological discovery of recent times that provides significant...

Maya Tola 21 January 2020

Museum Stories

Tutankhamun in London: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

For the first time in decades, the treasures of Tutankhamun - who ruled over Egypt from approximately 1334 – 1325 BCE - are on display in the...

Chris Dobson 20 January 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Chateau Noir by Paul Cézanne

Today is Paul Cézanne’s birthday (he was born on January 19, 1839), so this Painting of the Week is dedicated to him. It is his landscape Chateau...

Alexandra Kiely 19 January 2020