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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

Art History 101

Everything You Need to Know About Primitivism

Primitivism was a facet of Modern art inspired by the works of untrained artists in non-industrialized societies, namely tribal Africa and Oceania.

Alexandra Kiely 10 June 2020

Impressionism

Claude Monet: Using the Home and Garden as Inspiration

Claude Monet used his beautiful home and garden in Giverny, France as the source for many of his paintings. We can all learn from the way that he...

Nina Relf 9 June 2020

Love Story

The Temptress and the Slave in Art: Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife

The Old Testament story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife has served as a great source of inspiration for artists over the centuries. This vivid...

Maya M. Tola 7 June 2020