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Romanticism

Birthday Edition of Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and of Experience”

William Blake was undoubtedly a genius. And as it usually happens with geniuses and people who are ahead of their times, he was scorned and...

Magda Michalska 28 November 2018

Art State of Mind

Best Books for Art Lovers

I like a good listicle, and this month I have decided to write about some of the most important art-related books you should read. Written in the...

Roma Piotrowska 27 November 2018

South American Art

Marxist, Nationalist, Feminist: The Art and Politics of Frida Kahlo

Marxist, Nationalist, Feminist – these are words that describe not only the political convictions but also the artwork of Frida Kahlo. Although...

Kacper Grass 26 November 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street; Rainy Day

Paris Street; Rainy Day is probably the best known work of French artist Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894). We see here a number of individuals...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 November 2018

Disruptive Because Pretty: Art Guide To Aestheticism

Looking for an inspiration on how to furnish your flat, how to dress, what to read and where to go in order to make your life more aesthetic? Look no...

Magda Michalska 24 November 2018

Photography

David Hockney and The Camera: A Composite Polaroid Reality

Sometime before 1982, Hockney commented that Photography is all right if you don't mind looking at the world from the point of view of a paralysed...

Magda Michalska 21 November 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Caravaggio, The Musicians

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was a man of many faces. One of the most important baroque painters, he used a realistic painting...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 November 2018

Artist Stories

Paul Gauguin – Master or Monster?

When Paul Gauguin visited Tahiti in the 1890's was he a genius in search of paradise, or a seedy sex tourist? A painter, printmaker, sculptor,...

Candy Bedworth 16 November 2018

Erotica

Movember Edition of Male Nudes

It’s this time of year, November is a month of campaigning for raising awareness about prostate cancer, testicular cancer, men’s...

Magda Michalska 15 November 2018

The Majestic Paintings of Eugène Delacroix at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The rooms were dimly lit and majestic, and the paintings of Eugène Delacroix were larger than life. The Metropolitan Museum presented these...

Howard Schwartz 12 November 2018

Museum Stories

A Floating World of Claude Monet

One of my greatest surprises of 2018 is Albertina's monographic exhibition of Claude Monet. My astonishment was caused only by my bias – it's...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 November 2018

Museum Stories

Crash Course in Impressionism – Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cézanne

The Courtauld Gallery will remain closed for a while, as it is being transformed. But this does not mean we cannot see the Impressionist masterpieces...

Joanna Kaszubowska 8 November 2018