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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

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

Women Artists

Erna Rosenstein. Surrealist in the Country Where Surrealism Didn’t Exist

Erna was born a Jew. This fact weighed on her whole life because Erna's family lived in Lviv, Ukraine and to complicate things even more, she turned...

Magda Michalska 31 May 2019

South American Art

Discover South American Artists in MnBA, Rio de Janeiro

As the third piece in our series, I present my favorite paintings from the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (MnBA) of Rio de Janeiro. There are works by...

Anna Deáki 30 May 2019

Museum Stories

Artistic Life in the Time of the Bonapartes. Ingres at Palazzo Reale

An artist impossible to classify, a revolutionary one, both realistic and mannerist, perceived as the heir of Raphael and a precursor of Picasso.

Maria Frazzoni 29 May 2019