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Art State of Mind

Ugly Cities Transformed

Seeing a place, object or person through the eyes of an artist can change our perception of the subject of the artwork. So, if art is such a powerful...

Guest Profile 13 December 2019

Art History 101

Titian’s Venus and Adonis (Metamorphoses III)

In a series of articles we are going to meet each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s.

Isla Phillips 11 December 2019

Expressionism

Banishing the War: the Etchings of Otto Dix

When the First World War, also known as the Great War, broke out, everyone was thrilled. The soldiers went happily to fight for their countries. All...

Errika Gerakiti 10 December 2019

Love Story

The Sumptuous Wallace Collection, Fragonard and The Swing

The Wallace Collection displays a collection, which came together in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, collected by the first four Marquesses...

Isla Phillips 9 December 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur

Today's Painting of the Week is The Horse Fair, 1852-5, the great masterpiece of French realist painter Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899). Rosa Bonheur,...

Alexandra Kiely 8 December 2019

Art History 101

Artist and Patron – Friend or Foe?

Since ancient times, patrons have played a vital role in art history. Patronage can be found almost everywhere - in Europe, feudal Japan and...

Candy Bedworth 7 December 2019

Artist Stories

The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Thomas Nast’s Santa Claus

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…” Clement Clarke...

Rachel Witte 6 December 2019

Ardhanarishvara – Androgynous Portrayal of Shiva and Parvati

The composite form of Shiva and his consort, Shakti (another name for Parvati) is known as the Ardhanarishvara or the 'God who is half-woman'. While...

Maya Tola 5 December 2019

Museum Stories

Now at the Frick – Manet: Three Paintings from the Norton Simon Museum

I love small exhibitions, because they allow me to savor each artwork and absorb all sorts of little details I wouldn't otherwise. Manet: Three...

Alexandra Kiely 3 December 2019

Art History 101

Titian’s Danae (Metamorphoses II)

In a series of articles we are going to meet each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s.

Isla Phillips 2 December 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Fowling in the Marshes

Ancient Egypt. The famous land of Tutankhamun evokes popular images of pyramids, mummies, and tombs. It left an artistic heritage that is still...

James W Singer 1 December 2019

Music

This Looks Out of Tune!? Finding Dissonance in Kandinsky’s Paintings

Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky painted some of the most beautiful pieces of art, in a style that is instantly recognisable. The flurry of lines,...

Craig Wakerley 27 November 2019