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Iconography of Ganesh

Ganesh is the patron God of writers and intellectuals, and arguably the most well-known of the Hindu Gods. He is worshipped across all sects of...

Maya Tola 12 November 2019

Dine & Wine

The Gift of Pomona – Pears in Art

Since ancient times the pear tree has been honoured as a sacred tree symbolising good health, happiness and prosperity. At this time of the year,...

Candy Bedworth 11 November 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shallot

Elaine, the white lady of Shallot’s island, portrayed by John William Waterhouse is locked in a tower where she is only able to see the world...

Guest Profile 10 November 2019

Literature

Book Review: Sister Wendy’s 100 Best-loved Paintings

Late last year, the art world mourned the death of Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018), the quirky British nun who became a world-wide sensation as a...

Alexandra Kiely 9 November 2019

Museum Stories

Guggenheim: The Thannhauser Collection from van Gogh to Picasso at Palazzo Reale

From October 17th to March 1st 2020 Milan will be the meeting point for some of the most important artworks of the Impressionist movement. Palazzo...

Maria Frazzoni 8 November 2019

Company School – Transition to Indian Modern Art

Painting in rich Mughal and Rajput styles, the court painters shifted their renderings to the demanded adjustments of British East India Company...

Urvi Chheda 7 November 2019

Women Artists

Conversations with Naomi Frears

Naomi Frears is a visual artist and filmmaker based in the Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, UK. I was lucky enough to touch base with this incredible...

Candy Bedworth 6 November 2019

Museum Stories

Rembrandt’s Light—Dulwich Picture Gallery

Rembrandt’s Light exhibition at The Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrates the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death. The focus of this...

Joanna Kaszubowska 5 November 2019

The Peacock Throne of Shah Jahan

The iconic Peacock Throne or the Takht-i-taus was the greatest accumulation of precious gemstones in the 17th Century. Commissioned in 1628 by Shah...

Maya Tola 4 November 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Sir William Orchardson, The First Cloud

At first glance, Sir William Orchardson’s The First Cloud is a late Victorian domestic scene that appears to be tranquil, refined, and placid.

James W Singer 3 November 2019

Masterpiece Stories

An Ode to Autumn with John Everett Millais

Autumn weather can be unpredictable. Some days the earth looks cut out of crystal; the sky is a milky blue, and the sunlight is sparkling and golden.

Hannah Demaine 2 November 2019

Medieval Art

Isenheim Altarpiece: A Crucifixion Like No Other

There are real and fictional characters anchored in our collective unconscious. Their recurring presence in art history illustrates more than just...

Christopher Michaut 1 November 2019