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Art History 101

Finding a New Hobby through Art

Learn a new hobby during this time, they say. That is easier said than done, isn’t it? But, if you do find yourself looking for more...

Rachel Witte 25 January 2021

North American Art

Capitol Building Art: Oh Say Can You See

The United States’ Capitol Building has received a lot of attention in the past weeks. And if you have seen any news on the U.S. recently, you...

Rachel Witte 24 January 2021

Asian Art

Under Hokusai’s Great Wave

You might not know the title of Hokusai’s print, but Under the Wave off Kanagawa is almost instantly recognizable. His Great Wave reveals the...

Marina Kochetkova 23 January 2021

Artist Stories

Maxfield Parrish – Life and Legacy

Maxfield Parrish was an accomplished American painter and illustrator in the early 20th century. He was an important figure in the golden age of...

Maya M. Tola 22 January 2021

Artist Stories

Jan Matejko – The Painter of Polish History

Jan Matejko (1838–1893) is one of the most famous Polish painters. When he was in his twenties, he was twice awarded the gold medal at the World...

Judyta Dąbrowska 21 January 2021

Art State of Mind

#MeToo and the Medusa Myth

The Medusa story – terrifying or tragic? Some months ago, a controversial new statue of Medusa was unveiled in New York, so let’s take this...

Candy Bedworth 21 January 2021

Contemporary Art

Is Kylie Jenner the New Venus? Interview with the Artist Marco Battaglini

Marco Battaglini is a contemporary Italian artist working in Costa Rica. In his work he mixes sacred with profane, trying to mediate between the...

Magda Michalska 20 January 2021

Masterpiece Stories

History in Art: Washington Crossing the Delaware

Throughout history, artists have documented the world around them. Consequently, this has culminated in some of the most famous historically-based...

Rachel Witte 19 January 2021

Russian History through the Eyes of Vasily Surikov

In the 19th century Russia historical painting was freed from formality and canons. We find a good example of this in the work of Vasily Surikov...

Elizaveta Ermakova 18 January 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Princess Olga Orlova by Valentin Serov

Late Tsarist Russia evokes images of great social inequality in respect of health, wealth, and happiness. In addition, it evokes images of extreme...

James W Singer 17 January 2021

Music

Album Covers You Didn’t Know that Are Pure Art

Every serious music fan will recognize the merits of the following albums for the developments in the history of contemporary music. But…...

Magda Michalska 16 January 2021

Music

Top 10 Statues of Famous Musicians

There are good, bad and ugly statues of the musical greats. Let’s take a look at ten sculptures of famous musicians, old and contemporary, that...

Candy Bedworth 16 January 2021