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Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Miguel Covarrubias, The Mexican Street Scene

An ordinary, rather empty street in the Mexican countryside. Two people. In the center, a woman with closed eyes, covered by a blue shawl. Pensive.

Alicja Gluszek 14 July 2019

Renaissance

A Special Appearance of Leonardo’s Saint Jerome

A very special painting has just arrived in New York! To honor the five hundredth anniversary of the artist's death, Leonardo da Vinci's Saint Jerome...

Alexandra Kiely 13 July 2019

Women Artists

Jeanne Hébuterne. Not Only a Muse but an Artist in Her Own Right

This post is not going to be about the tragic love story between Jeanne and Amedeo Modigliani (who wants to read about it, click here). This post is...

Magda Michalska 12 July 2019

Take a Trip with Rosemary Ellis

As we head into summer holiday season, let’s take a look back at the gorgeous travel posters designed by British artist Rosemary Ellis. One of the...

Candy Bedworth 11 July 2019

Art Travels

Aubette 1928: a Neoplasticist Gesamtkunstwerk in Strasbourg

Last week I had a chance to visit Strasbourg in Alsace, France. It's a charming city full of picturesque narrow and tiny houses scattered along the...

Magda Michalska 10 July 2019

Women Artists

The Surrealistic World of Dora Maar

The name Dora Maar (1907 - 1997) reminds most people of Picasso. But as well as being his muse and lover, she was also an ambitious and progressive...

Michel Rutten 9 July 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: José María Velasco Gómez, The Metlac Ravine

José María Velasco Gómez, The Metlac Ravine, 1893, oil on canvas, 104 cm x 160.5 cm, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico, source: Wikimedia...

Alicja Gluszek 7 July 2019

Women Artists

Artemisia Gentileschi: A Changing Landscape for the Discourse of Art History

Much 16th and 17th century art focuses on mythological tropes and origin stories which are deeply embedded in misogyny and sexual violence. Gendered...

Guest Profile 6 July 2019

Medieval Art

Crossing the Sword Bridge. Sir Lancelot of the Lake in Medieval Art

The 12th century saw the rise of secular literature centred on heroes. Courtly poetry and prose took up themes of love and chivalry. These stories...

Guest Profile 5 July 2019

Sculpture

Wishes & Streams: Trevi Fountain in Rome

With another heat wave hitting Europe this summer, I was reminded of my visit to Rome during the last heat wave with crowds clamoring around...

Nadine Waldmann 4 July 2019

Art History 101

Art Afterpieces. How Internet Didn’t Come up with Anything New

Playing with the greatest masterpieces by adding to them contemporary elements, like inserting a smartphone into a hand of a Pre-Raphaelite lady,...

Magda Michalska 3 July 2019

It’s too Hot to Move – Paintings for the Heatwave

As the heatwave rolls across Europe, it is certainly becoming too hot to move. And when we’re not moving, nothing is more pleasant than to lie...

Joanna Kaszubowska 2 July 2019