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Ancient Art

The Lifelike Death Fayum Portraits of Roman Egypt

Though they are often referred to as “Fayum portraits” – taking their title from the location of a region in Egypt where Pharaoh...

Anthony de Feo 21 November 2020

Ancient Egypt

The Bust of Nefertiti: Ancient Masterpiece or Genius Hoax?

On December 6, 1912, a team of excavators from the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft, led by Ludwig Borchardt, unearthed a wonderful work of art. They...

Montaine Dumont 20 November 2020

Love Story

Story of Pygmalion and Galatea by Sir Edward Burne-Jones

The story of Pygmalion and Galatea is an enchanting myth about a Cypriot sculptor who fell in love with his own sculpture. He prays to goddess...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 19 November 2020

Prehistoric Art

Portable Prehistoric Gods and Goddesses

Our prehistoric ancestors moved around a lot. It was a short and brutal life back then – you needed the protection and guidance of your gods...

Candy Bedworth 18 November 2020

Literature

Book Review: Frida Kahlo’s Unimaginable Life

Fridamania is contagious. Reading the Frida Kahlo book written by Hettie Judah almost drags us to the brink of melancholic stroke despite being armed...

Urvi Chheda 17 November 2020

Art State of Mind

The Allure of Ruins — Architectural Decay in Art

There is a haunting beauty in architectural ruins. War or the passage of time has ravaged the magnificent feats of earlier civilizations. But in...

Maya M. Tola 16 November 2020

Women Artists

The Vibrant Paintings of Henrietta Berk

Born in Wichita, Kansas, Henrietta Berk (1919-1990) was known for painting in bold and bright colors. She moved to San Francisco with her family when...

Anuradha Sroha 16 November 2020

Art History 101

The Art of Mandala – Matrix Reloaded

The art of the mandala is like a secret language of the soul. It represents both a map of the cosmos and the soul’s progress through meditation...

Marina Kochetkova 15 November 2020

Museum Stories

Ars et Virtus: Croatia-Hungary. 800 Years of Common Heritage

On 24th September 2020 the Klovićevi Dvori Gallery in Zagreb, Croatia, opened an exhibition named Ars et Virtus. Croatia-Hungary, 800 Years of...

Marija Canjuga 13 November 2020

Somewhere at Sea: Ivan Aivazovsky and his Marine Art

Many artists painted the sea, but only Ivan Aivazovsky was completely devoted to it. Over his long life (1817-1900), he dedicated thousands of...

Elizaveta Ermakova 13 November 2020

Women Artists

Michael West, Woman Artist Excluded from the Ab-E Gang

The American art world in the era of the post war boom of Abstract Expressionism was definitely male-oriented. And the career of Corinne Michelle...

Magda Michalska 12 November 2020

Contemporary Art

Pollen, Purity and Patience: A Journey of Creation with Wolfgang Laib

Wolfgang Laib (born 1950) is a contemporary German sculptor. He works with natural materials that emanate life energies: milk, pollen, rice and...

Marga Patterson 11 November 2020