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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

Museum Stories

Osvaldo Licini’s Rebel Angels and Sheer Folly

Let Sheer Folly Sweep Me Away is the name of a new retrospective in Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice dedicated to a Modernist Italian artist...

Magda Michalska 7 November 2018

Sculpture

Eerie, Haunting and Below the Sea: DeCaires Taylor’s Underwater Museums

In 2006, British artist Jason deCaires Taylor installed the first undersea sculpture park in the Caribbean. Since that time he created several other...

Nadine Waldmann 6 November 2018

Harvest Home. Five Most Beautiful Depictions of Harvest in Art

The leaves are falling here in Wales. The last of the fruit and veg is being taken in, and the nights are getting darker. In the pagan calendar, both...

Candy Bedworth 5 November 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Władysław Ślewiński, Woman Combing her Hair

Władysław Ślewiński was a leading artist of the Young Poland movement and one of the first Polish artists who went to Paris. It was unusual since...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 November 2018

Art Travels

What I Learned About Fabergé Easter Eggs While on Vacation

During my recent vacation, I got an unexpected treat - the opportunity to see two amazing collections of Fabergé Easter eggs in two days. One...

Alexandra Kiely 3 November 2018

Women Artists

Ivana Kobilca: The First Lady of Slovenia

Melania Trump should not be the only Slovenian woman that the world can think of. There is also a painter, Ivana Kobilca, whose independence,...

Magda Michalska 2 November 2018

12 Famous Funeral Paintings of Western Art

Funeral practices are deeply ingrained in all cultures and hugely varied traditions around the globe reflect a wide spread of beliefs and values. On...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 November 2018

Double Double Toil and Trouble: Witches in Art and Modern Media

Tis the season....no, not of Christmas. Halloween. The time for Fall festivals, hayrides, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches. Grotesque goblins, creepy...

Rachel Witte 30 October 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Salvador Dalí, The Hallucinogenic Toreador

When someone says Surrealism, I bet one of the first things that come to mind is the name of the artist Salvador Dalí, right? This is natural, as...

Rute Ferreira 28 October 2018

Fighting Skeletons of James Ensor

We can’t let Halloween pass by without mention of the late Victorian avante-garde painter James Ensor. Often likened to Munch is his ability to...

Sarah Mills 26 October 2018

Ancient Greece

The A to Z of Ancient Greek Pottery Terms Pt 2

And so the saga continues in our adventures of learning about Ancient Greek pottery! You will probably have noticed that I chose to skip a few...

Rachel Witte 25 October 2018