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Literature

Seven Books About Art for Holiday Chill

Holiday time but not sure if you can afford to travel? Or do you just need something to help forget about social distancing while relaxing somewhere...

Camilla de Laurentis 22 June 2020

Museum Stories

6 Highlights from the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin

Let's explore some highlights from the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the preeminent collection of 19th century art in Germany. The gallery was...

Anastasia Manioudaki 21 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Jean-Léon Gérôme, Truth Coming Out of Her Well

A fair-skinned woman, nude. Mouth open in either shock, rage, or maybe even disgust, as she emerges from a well. One leg is already draped over the...

Kristin Urban 21 June 2020

Artist Stories

Life and Work of Peder Mørk Mønsted

Today marks 79 years since the death of Peder Mørk Mønsted, a Danish painter who created an extensive oeuvre in realist works of art. Though a...

Maya M. Tola 20 June 2020

Museum Stories

If You Love Pre-Raphaelite Art then You Must Know this Museum

Britain is an obvious pilgrimage site for all Pre-Raphaelite fans, but did you know that the United States also has something great to offer? It's...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 June 2020

Women Artists

Behind the Canvas: Mary Weatherford

In our new series which highlights an outstanding female artist in each edition, we look behind the canvas at Mary Weatherford's illuminating...

Yasmin Ozkan 17 June 2020

Long Read

The Power of Compassion – Bodhisattvas in Art

Enlightening and radiant bodhisattvas are often depicted in art. With the opening of Buddhist practice to laypeople, active and compassionate...

Marina Kochetkova 16 June 2020

Carnations in Art

Carnations have been called the flower of the gods and have a long history that dates back thousands of years. This beautiful flower has many...

Maya M. Tola 15 June 2020

Museum Stories

The San Diego Museum of Art Staff Highlights

The San Diego Museum of Art is located in the historic Balboa Park and owns an impressive collection of art. It was opened to the public almost a...

Kate Wojtczak 14 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Abbey in the Oakwood by Caspar David Friedrich

Sadness and desolation fill this scene like an oppressive melancholy. The sun is dying behind the horizon as fog enshrouds the ground. Skeletal trees...

James W Singer 14 June 2020

Dine & Wine

A Perfect Meal for A Summer Day Inspired by Art

Fresh produce, small green gardens, beds of herbs, dappled sunlight playing through trees and onto picnic spreads, fruit, and vegetables are all...

Marina Kochetkova 13 June 2020

Bizarre

The Curious Lure and Strange Beauty of Ancient Anatomical Votives

Eerie, mysterious, and fascinating, ancient anatomical votives represent literal parts of people’s past. When most people think of a votive object,...

Marga Patterson 12 June 2020