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Museum Stories

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

Searching for Love in Art

LOVE ALERT! The following array of paintings is a heart-warming collection of artworks worth sharing with your beloved. They are so much more...

Magda Michalska 14 February 2019

Love Story

Summer Interior and Edward Hopper’s Women – Learning the Ropes of Romance

Summer Interior: A solitary woman at the centre of an unknown crisis. Edward Hopper's women appear frequently within his artwork. Most notably...

Tony Heathfield 13 February 2019

Artist Stories

Dick Ket: The Artist with Drumstick Fingers

The extraordinary self-portraits by Dick Ket, many of which are unknown to the world, quietly invite their viewers into a silent life spent in a...

Maria Frazzoni 12 February 2019