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Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The First Cloud by Sir William Orchardson

At first glance, Sir William Orchardson’s The First Cloud is a late Victorian domestic scene that appears to be tranquil, refined, and placid.

James W Singer 3 November 2019

Masterpiece Stories

An Ode to Autumn with John Everett Millais

Autumn weather can be unpredictable. Some days the earth looks cut out of crystal; the sky is a milky blue, and the sunlight is sparkling and golden.

Hannah Demaine 2 November 2019

Medieval Art

Isenheim Altarpiece: A Crucifixion Like No Other

There are real and fictional characters anchored in our collective unconscious. Their recurring presence in art history illustrates more than just...

Christopher Michaut 1 November 2019

Sculpture

Billie Bond’s Kintsugi: The Crack Is Where the Light Gets in

Kintsugi (金継ぎ translates as "gold joinery") is a Japanese art form and philosophy of repairing broken or cracked pottery with gold or silver...

Nadine Waldmann 30 October 2019

La Calavera Catrina. A Skeleton Lady

We all know Coco, a Pixar animation about a boy who dreams of becoming a musician, so he enters a talent contest, suddenly disappears from this world...

Alicja Gluszek 28 October 2019

Asian Art

The Festival of Diwali Through Art

Diwali or Deepawali is an ancient festival and arguably the most important of all Hindu holidays.  It is the third day of a five-day-long...

Maya M. Tola 26 October 2019

Asian Art

Gods of the Hindu Trinity. Representation in Art

The Hindu trinity comprises Brahma, the creator; Vishnu, the preserver and Shiva (or Mahesh), the destroyer. These three Gods represent the cyclical...

Maya M. Tola 23 October 2019

Artist Stories

The Works of Yves Klein: Lover of Blue

Yves Klein was born in late April of 1928 in Nice, France. His mother, Marie Raymond, was a renowned member of the Art Informel movement, which...

Guest Profile 22 October 2019

Happy Days – the Landscapes of Peter de Wint

What do you think when you look at the image above? Most fans of Peter de Wint’s work see exquisite tranquillity and luminosity. That wide sky, the...

Candy Bedworth 21 October 2019

Sculpture

John Paddison – the Quiet Stone-Carver

John Paddison was a celebrated stone carver in the tradition of Jacob Epstein and Eric Gill, but his name is not as well known. Paddison was born in...

Guest Profile 19 October 2019

Women Artists

Magdalena Rădulescu – a Romanian Woman Painter

Magdalena Rădulescu (1902- 1983) is a singular phenomenon among the Romanian and European painters. Her work (she had an artistic career spanning...

Guest Profile 18 October 2019

Theater & Cinema

Filmmaking is like Painting – Andrzej Wajda as a Painter

Ladies and Gentlemen, and now I will speak in Polish... - the famous words Polish director Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016) said while receiving an honorary...

Judyta Dąbrowska 17 October 2019