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Abstract Expressionism

All Faces of František Kupka

First time I came across František Kupka's work was in the Centre Pompidou and I thought: "Wow, he was such an interesting guy and I never heard...

Magda Michalska 27 May 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: John Singer Sargent, Simplon Pass: The Lesson

Many people know John Singer Sargent for his beautiful oil paintings of turn-of-the-century high society. However, he also made many lovely...

Alexandra Kiely 26 May 2019

Art History 101

Geek Art

The geek-art community has an affluent and acquisitive sub culture that has a seemingly insatiable thirst for paintings, models and...

Candy Bedworth 25 May 2019

European Art

Europa in Focus: Rape and Rebirth

If you read my articles, you’ll know that I tend to get political. With the European Elections coming up this weekend, I wouldn’t be...

Magda Michalska 24 May 2019

Museum Stories

Edvard Munch: Love and Angst in British Museum

“We do not want pretty pictures to be hung on drawing-room walls. We want... an art that arrests and engages. An art of one’s innermost heart.”...

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 May 2019

Renaissance

Perseus and the Head of Medusa – A Very Florentine Story

Benvenuto Cellini’s Perseus and the Head of Medusa is a sculpture that is commonly overlooked. In fact it could be the most regularly overlooked...

James Wray 22 May 2019

Medieval Art

Gentle Giant in the River. Medieval Representations of Saint Christopher

In 1904, an extensive report made for the British Archaeological Association revealed that in England there were more wall paintings of Saint...

Guest Profile 21 May 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Simpatía (La Rabia del gato), Remedios Varo

Our painting of the week is Simpatía (La Rabia del gato) which is soon going to be auctioned at Christie’s. It's a huge treat for all art...

Alicja Gluszek 19 May 2019

Women Artists

A House of Their Own: The Red Rose Girls

In an old house in Philadelphia at the turn of the twentieth century, four women made their home and their art together. Three decades before...

Guest Profile 18 May 2019

Theater & Cinema

The Innocents of Florence. A New Documentary by Davide Battistella

A 600-year-old painting leads two art conservators in Florence on a journey that sheds light on the story of the hundreds of thousands of children...

Kate Wojtczak 17 May 2019

Architecture

Ten Gorgeous French Churches (That Aren’t Notre-Dame de Paris)

Still remember the Notre-Dame de Paris? It suffered a horrible fire in April 2019. Notre-Dame is by far France’s most famous church, but it...

Alexandra Kiely 15 May 2019

Museum Stories

Lubaina Himid’s Dinner Service at the V&A

In 2017, Lubaina Himid won the Turner Prize (and she was the oldest winner ever, aged 63!). Ten years before she presented her work Swallow Hard: The...

Magda Michalska 14 May 2019