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Sculpture

Five Fun Facts About Gargoyles – Quirky Creatures of the Middle Ages and Beyond

Everybody loves gargoyles! I used to think I was alone in this, but I've come to learn that's not at all true. In case any of you don't know, a...

Alexandra Kiely 2 March 2019

Museum Stories

The End of the Label? Anderson and Malouf at the Kunsthistoriches Museum

Director Wes Anderson and his partner, costume designer and author Juman Malouf, co-curated an exhibition without any labels about the items. Is it...

Noa Weisberg 1 March 2019

Dine & Wine

Keep Eating and Never Regret: Fat Thursday 2019

Doughnuts, doughnuts... who wouldn't be tempted by one freshly out of the bakery, covered in sweet coating and with a warm, creamy filling...

Magda Michalska 28 February 2019

Hilma af Klint in the Guggenheim Museum and the Rethinking of Abstract Art

I avoided seeing the Hilma af Klint—Paintings for the Future exhibition in New York City for months because I did not like the abstract artwork...

Howard Schwartz 27 February 2019

Artist Stories

All About Oscar for the Day After the Oscars

I'm writing this post before the night of the Oscars but I'm not going to tell you my bets, guesses and hopes for the winners. I thought that I would...

Magda Michalska 25 February 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Giovanni Panini, Interior of a Picture Gallery with the Collection of Cardinal Silvio Valenti Gonzaga

This painting shows a truly spectacular assembly of artworks. Would you be surprised or excited to learn that it was once somebody's real art...

Alexandra Kiely 24 February 2019

Women Artists

Celia Paul and Her Art in the Shadow of Lucian Freud

I arrived to Celia Paul via Lucian Freud's portraits. In one of them her face is difficult to define: is it an expression of pain and distress, or is...

Magda Michalska 23 February 2019

Art State of Mind

Taking the Perfect Selfie: Tips from History’s Greatest Portrait Artists

To pout or not to pout… that is the question.  From smoulders to smiles, duck faces to dog ears, in the age of front-facing phone cameras there...

Tony Heathfield 22 February 2019

Rijksmuseum. A Filter of Beauty

It was December, and the holidays were getting closer. So, I felt it was time for me to take a look at a map of Europe and find a historic city, a...

Christopher Michaut 21 February 2019

Fashion

Voyage Cinétique II – Kinetic Art on the Runway

Transforming a woman's body into a piece of art, the Venezuelan Oscar Carvallo introduced 35 outfits with prints, textures, cuts and details created...

Gabriela Hurtado 18 February 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Robert Delaunay, Rythmes

The picture was inspired by the round shapes that marked the return of the artist to orphism and study of harmony in painting. For Delaunay,...

Clinton Pittman 16 February 2019

Women Artists

Remembering Alma Thomas

Abstract Expressionism was a movement dominated by male artists. Painters such as Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning have held centre...

Heather Johnson 15 February 2019