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Art State of Mind

How to Become an Old Master? Turn on the Youtube First!

I can't draw, I can't paint, I can't sculpt or do pottery. But I can watch videos on Rijksmuseum Youtube channel called RijksCreative and imagine I'm...

Magda Michalska 13 June 2019

Artist Stories

It’s Not Always What It Seems: The Fabulous Inventions of Panamarenko

Panamarenko steals from science and uses it in his art. He has designed planes and submarines that at first sight are perfectly capable of...

Michel Rutten 12 June 2019

Women Artists

Lee Krasner and the Art of Starting Over

Lee Krasner’s name has become much more widely known in recent years. Often referred to as the wife of Jackson Pollock, she was, of course, a great...

Candy Bedworth 11 June 2019

The Lewis Chessmen and Their Long-Lost Brother

The Lewis Chessmen are among the world's most recognizable works of medieval art, right up there with the Unicorn Tapestries and the Book of Kells.

Alexandra Kiely 10 June 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Masaccio, The Tribute Money

There are many artists and paintings which I return to over and over again. Artists like Giotto, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Vermeer, van Eyck, Cassatt,...

Rachel Witte 9 June 2019

Asian Art

A Feeling of Nostalgia: Art by Fu Wenjun

For centuries, China was one of the greatest and wealthiest civilizations, and perhaps it is now returning to its historical position. Artist Fu...

Roma Piotrowska 8 June 2019

Women Artists

Natalia Goncharova First Time in London

We couldn't have asked for a better birthday gift for Natalia Goncharova: a month before her birthday Tate Modern in London is presenting the...

Magda Michalska 6 June 2019

The Monumental Paintings of Lucian Freud

The paintings in the Lucian Freud: Monumental exhibition in Acquavella Gallery on the Upper East Side in New York City are monumental in many ways,...

Howard Schwartz 5 June 2019

Museum Stories

The Genius Experience: Leonardo and Warhol at the Crypt of San Sepolcro

Two protagonists of their respective eras, the Renaissance genius and the father of pop art, collide together in Milan, despite four centuries of...

Maria Frazzoni 4 June 2019

Ancient Greece

Pentelic Splendour: The Erechtheion Caryatids

I visited Athens, Greece in the summer of 2016. Naturally a visit to the Acropolis was mandatory, and it was as beautiful and epic as you can...

Nadine Waldmann 3 June 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Paula Modersohn Becker, Reclining Mother and Child II

Does any image say primal love more than this powerful painting by Paula Modersohn Becker? As we head into International Children’s Day, it seems...

Candy Bedworth 2 June 2019

Museum Stories

How British was Van Gogh?

The exhibition Van Gogh and Britain at the Tate Britain brings together over 50 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain...

Joanna Kaszubowska 1 June 2019