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Museum Stories

Epic Abstraction: An Enhanced Perspective

‘Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera’ is an ongoing exhibition from the Metropolitan Museum of Art that opened on December 17, 2018. The...

Howard Schwartz 17 January 2019

Artist Stories

Wyndham Lewis’ Portraits

Wyndham Lewis was a man who had ambitions to be great in art and literature. As a writer, he was widely attacked because of his extreme social and...

Maria Frazzoni 15 January 2019

Ancient Greece

The Ancient Greek Kouros and Kore

Classical Greek statues depicting male and female bodies are iconic, legendary and set the standards for numerous artists and art movements to come.

Nadine Waldmann 14 January 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, Goethe in the Roman Campagna

Last week the Städel Museum in Frankfurt posted on Instagram a painting from their collection with a funny quote: "Having a bad day? Always...

Kate Wojtczak 13 January 2019

Art State of Mind

Leaving Home as a Genre in Art: The Need to be on the Move

I don't know if it is a millennial thing, similarly being in the same age group, or because now in 2019 we have access to everyone's lives through...

Rachel Witte 12 January 2019

Literature

A Tribute to Sister Wendy Beckett – Art Historian, Nun, and TV Personality

Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018) was probably the world’s most unconventional art historian. She was a Carmelite nun who spent most of her life...

Alexandra Kiely 11 January 2019

Sculpture

Wild Women of the Waves – Art of Ships Figureheads

A figurehead is a carved and painted figure ornamenting the bow of a ship (that’s the front to us landlubbers!). For thousands of years people have...

Candy Bedworth 10 January 2019

Museum Stories

The End of Lone Genius – Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde

The Modern Couples exhibition at the Barbican focuses on creative relationships in modern art. How the relation affected the art of both involved...

Joanna Kaszubowska 9 January 2019

Victor Hugo’s Ink Abstractions: An Author’s Hidden Talent Revealed

French author, poet, and dramatist Victor Hugo is known worldwide for his written work, namely novels such as Les Misérables and The Hunchback of...

Demi Monachino 8 January 2019

Erotica

Rape? What Rape? Artworks Everyone Should See

In October 2017, #MeToo movement was founded, with the hashtag spreading virally and women all over the world sharing their stories of experience of...

Magda Michalska 7 January 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Giotto di Bondone, Adoration of the Magi

January 6 in the Christian calendar is a day devoted to the Magi. According to the Bible, Three Wise Men from the East come to Bethlehem to visit...

Kate Wojtczak 6 January 2019

Art State of Mind

Art and Math: Aesthetics of Calculations

Do you like math? Well, many of us might have had some problems with it when we were in school (I, at least, had many!) and got fed up with it. So...

Rute Ferreira 5 January 2019