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Photography

Carnivalesque Man Ray and His Masks

Since the carnival is officially on, I thought of writing an article about masks. The first artist that comes to mind if one says 'masks' is James...

Magda Michalska 29 January 2019

Women Artists

The Practical Side of Modernism – Aino Marsio-Aalto

Aino Marsio-Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer, she was also the wife of Alvar Aalto, which is why you may not have heard about her. They...

Joanna Kaszubowska 28 January 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Giotto, Ognissanti Madonna

Giotto di Bondone is known as the artist who in the 13th century began to paint in a way that led art history to Renaissance. This Florentine painter...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 January 2019

Art State of Mind

The Muse Throughout Art History: Inspiration, Love, and Friendship

In terms of Ancient Greek mythology, the term muse refers to nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, with each daughter having her own attribute, which...

Rachel Witte 26 January 2019

Bauhaus Turns 100! Yahoo! This is your celebration!

As one of my fav bands Kool&The Gang sings in their hit Celebration, I want to "celebrate good times" of Bauhaus in "a celebration to last...

Magda Michalska 25 January 2019

Women Artists

Leonor Fini: I’m Not A Muse, I’m An Artist

Leonor Fini didn't agree with Andre Breton about the role of women in art: the father of Surrealism saw women solely as muses inspiring male genius,...

Magda Michalska 24 January 2019

Abstract Expressionism

An Unusual Comparison: Amish Quilts and Modern Art

Many people would never expect to see an Amish quilt and a painting by an American abstract artist displayed together. However, since the 1970s,...

Heather Johnson 23 January 2019

Renaissance

A Complex Polyptych About Pain and Passion

Today’s work by Matthias Grünewald is a polyptych about pain and passion put on view. It's a complex painting consisting of several parts and...

Magda Michalska 22 January 2019

More Light! – Canary Wharf Winter Lights

Canary Wharf Winter Lights returns for the fifth time with a dose of light much needed in the post-holiday season. This year’s edition features 21...

Joanna Kaszubowska 21 January 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Paul Cézanne, The Bathers

When little Paul was born on 19th January 1839 nobody could expect that he will revolutionize painting with developing a unique style and influence a...

Kate Wojtczak 20 January 2019

Medieval Art

The Complicated Meaning and Mysterious Origin of The Cloisters Cross

The Cloisters Cross is a beautiful English Romanesque walrus ivory cross, likely dating to the middle of the 12th century. From the moment it...

Alexandra Kiely 19 January 2019

Design

Memphis Is Not in Fact a City but a Design Group

Heard of Memphis? And I do not mean here the city in Tennessee or the ancient capital in Egypt, but an international group of designers and...

Magda Michalska 18 January 2019