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Royal Portraits: The Art of Image

Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” For monarchs...

Abreeza Thomas 16 August 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Saint Anne

To the south of Egypt is the mysterious land of Nubia. It has a complex history due to the different states and religions that have occupied the...

James W Singer 16 August 2020

Contemporary Art

The Multi-Sensory Universe of Nick Cave

Nick Cave activates our imaginations with his tangible soundsuit sculptures, soulful dance performances and whimsical installations.

Marga Patterson 14 August 2020

The Government Venus: Top Five Portraits of Elisabeth of Russia

Elisabeth of Russia (1709-1761) was the most beautiful empress from the Romanov dynasty. Contemporaries called her "the sparkle of Peter the Great"...

Kateryna Martynova 12 August 2020

Shiva Linga Iconography

The Shiva Linga or Shiva Lingam is a highly regarded and widely recognized icon in the Hindu world. This curious phallic structure has been...

Maya M. Tola 12 August 2020

Lady Anne Clifford: Portraits of a 17th Century Feminist

During the early modern period of European history (ca. 1500-1800), women experienced different freedoms depending on where they lived and the laws...

Rachel Witte 11 August 2020

Museum Stories

10 National Museum in Warsaw Highlights You Need to Know

The National Museum in Warsaw is one of the most important museums in Poland. It also has an amazing collection of art - which obviously includes a...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 August 2020

Literature

Best Art Books for Little Artists

Learning about art history can be fun! It can stimulate children's imaginations and set them off on their own artistic journeys, whilst teaching them...

Dévra Taboada 9 August 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat by John Weguelin

Here is a Masterpiece Story to honor our beloved cats. The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat presents an imaginative interpretation of an ancient Egyptian...

Alexandra Kiely 9 August 2020

Theater & Cinema

Paintings in the Movie “The Accountant”

The Accountant is a 2016 action thriller starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J. K. Simmons, and is directed by Gavin O’Connor. It centers on...

Sarah Mills 8 August 2020

Cats

15 Cats in Art History Every Cat Lover Would Love

Today is the day - for some it's more important than Valentine's Day, more important than Boxing Day, and even more important than International...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 August 2020

Cats

Maneki Neko – Those Lucky Cats (NSFW)

We've all seen those jovial, happy cat figurines in Asian restaurants and shops. Sitting upright with their raised paw, smiling face, and trademark...

Nadine Waldmann 7 August 2020