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Around the world with the National Portrait Gallery – P.5 Europe

The National Portrait Gallery in London is due to close its doors from 29 June 2020. The Inspiring People gallery redevelopment works will take three...

Joanna Kaszubowska 24 February 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Eruption of Mount Vesuvius by Pierre-Jacques Volaire

The ground shakes and rumbles as the nearby mountain awakens. Smoke emerges from its peaks and the volcano stirs from its slumber. The land trembles...

James W Singer 23 February 2020

Museum Stories

Introducing the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is a major American art museum, renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection. It includes more than 61,000...

Marina Kochetkova 22 February 2020

Symbolism

Poetry without Motion: Endymion by George Frederick Watts

Is there anything more beautiful than Endymion by the English ‘Symbolist’ artist George Frederick Watts? Through the subtle contrasts of...

Craig Wakerley 21 February 2020

Erotica

The Many Rebirths of Venus

Sandro Botticelli's The Birth of Venus is iconic in western art. Alongside the Mona Lisa, it is probably a contender for "most famous painting."...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 20 February 2020

Art Travels

Art Travels: Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Angkor Thom or the 'great city' was the last Khmer empire's capital from the 12th century until its abandonment in the 16th century. At its peak, the...

Maya M. Tola 19 February 2020

Museum Stories

Around the World with the National Portrait Gallery – P.4 Americas

The National Portrait Gallery in London is due to close its doors starting 29 June 2020. The Inspiring People gallery redevelopment works will take...

Joanna Kaszubowska 18 February 2020

Museum Stories

Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin

From February 25th to May 31st, 2020 the Gotthelf Art Gallery at the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture will exhibit the unique works of the Indian...

Maya M. Tola 17 February 2020

Renaissance

3 Things You Might Not Know About The Birth of Venus

It's Valentines season, so what better thing to do than to meditate on the things you love, and of course, Venus definitively conquers all at this...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 14 February 2020

Fashion

Christian Dior and Surrealist Women Artists

Since the entrance of feminism into public debate in recent years, it has influenced many aspects of our culture. One of these is fashion. Many...

Errika Gerakiti 12 February 2020

Museum Stories

500 years of Raphael. Exhibitions in 2020

He was sometimes known as Il divino – the divine one – for his expert mastery of space and proportion. And this year, in the 500th anniversary of...

Candy Bedworth 11 February 2020

Art Travels

Largest Religious Monument in the World: Angkor Wat in Cambodia

The Khmer kingdom thrived in the Cambodian region from the 9th to 15th centuries with an empire that stretched all the way from modern-day Myanmar...

Maya M. Tola 8 February 2020