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Contemporary Art

Official Portraits of Michelle and Barack Obama

On February 12, 2018, the official portraits of former US president Barack Obama and the first lady Michelle were unveiled. They are the latest...

Karolina 17 February 2022

Painting

Where Is the Queen? Black Women in Western Art

For centuries, Black women appeared in Western art as slaves, servants, or exotic novelties. But as regal queens and leaders? Shamefully not. We will...

Candy Bedworth 17 February 2022

Félix Vallontton, Laziness (La Paresse), 1896, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Museum Stories

6 Best Works in the Van Gogh Museum That Are Not by Van Gogh

The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the life and works of Vincent van Gogh. It holds the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings and drawings in the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 15 February 2022

Museum Stories

Van Gogh Museum Staff Picks

Have you ever wondered who knows the best of a museum’s collection? Probably the people who spend most of their lives between these artworks:...

Kate Wojtczak 15 February 2022

Love Story

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: With Love Through Art

If two people are born on precisely the same day, they must be destined to meet. He was Bulgarian, she was French. They met when he was called in to...

Magda Michalska 14 February 2022

Baroque

Peter Paul Rubens: Sensuous Gods and Dramatic Saints

Peter Paul Rubens is synonymous with Flemish Baroque. His dynamic yet sensuous style made him the most popular artist of his time, running a large...

Anastasia Manioudaki 14 February 2022

Love Story

Lovebirds and Life Partners – Famous Artist Couples

Al Green famously sang Let’s Stay Together but artists are notorious for tempestuous relationships that end badly. But hey, it’s...

Candy Bedworth 14 February 2022

Erotica

Looking for Hot Renaissance Boys? Well, Here They Are!

Look no further! If you are in need of the sight of some muscular bodies this year, don’t bother going to the beach, but book yourself a ticket...

Magda Michalska 13 February 2022

Art State of Mind

Seaside Fun and Lots of Nudes: Bathing in Art

The Valentine’s Day is coming… It seems appropriate to take a small tour through romantic depictions of bathing in art and some nudes.

Wendy Gray 13 February 2022

Ancient Greece

There Were Really Hot Guys in Ancient Greece: The Barberini Faun

Drunk, sleeping men are rarely, if ever, beautiful and sexually appealing, but this is not the case with this really sexy faun from ancient Greece.

Marta Loza 13 February 2022

WTF Art History

Fifty Shades of Dr. Pozzi

There he is, a handsome gynecologist in a portrait entitled Dr. Pozzi at Home painted by John Singer Sargent. Pozzi was a dandy, a gynecologist, and...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 February 2022

Artist Stories

Edward Tingatinga: The Founder of an African Artistic Tradition That Endures

Tingatinga is an art form specific to Tanzania. It originated in the works of a painter whose name was lent to the entire artistic movement. Edward...

Luciana Craciun 12 February 2022