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Masterpiece Stories

Egon Schiele, Edith with Striped Dress, Sitting

Edith Harms, the future wife of Egon Schiele, lived with her sister, Adele and their parents across the street from Schiele’s studio at the...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 August 2018

Pop art

Michelangelo, A New Pop Icon

We've seen photographs of presidents, spiritual leaders, actors, celebrities, or models all turned into Pop Art pieces, so in other words into works...

Magda Michalska 17 August 2018

Museum Stories

Evoking The Genius Of Brancusi At The Museum Of Modern Art In New York

The sculptures of Constantin Brancusi remind me of being in a sketch class with a model posing. When the length of the poses are one minute, even two...

Howard Schwartz 16 August 2018

Museum Stories

Enjoy The Heat Wave With The Great British Seaside

As the United Kingdom experiences one of its hottest summers in the recent years The Great British Seaside: Photography from the 1960s to the present...

Joanna Kaszubowska 15 August 2018

Women Artists

Dream-like Artworks: Minnie Evans’ Divine Inspiration

Folk Art, Surrealist, Visionary, Americana, call it what you will. Minnie Evans’ (1892-1987) dream-like artworks speak of another world; a world...

Rachel Witte 14 August 2018

Symbolism

Odilon Redon’s Noir World Of Darkness

The Baloon-Eye. The Crying Spider. The Cactus Man, The Cyclops. This is not the casting list of creatures from some horror movie. These are the...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 August 2018

Museum Stories

Devoted To Delacroix – A Revealing Look At His Sketchbooks And Drawings

"Devotion to Drawing: The Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugène Delacroix"  is a thought-provoking exhibit on many levels. Quietly on display on...

Howard Schwartz 9 August 2018

Surrealism

Lee Miller And Surrealism In Britain

In the delightfully quirky Hepworth Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, is a quiet exhibition that packs a whole range of mad surrealism in three...

Wendy Gray 7 August 2018

Celebrity Sculptors, Medieval Fraud And Nazi Looting – The Outrageous Story Of The Golden Veit Stoss Altarpiece

This is largest Gothic altarpiece in the world and a national treasure of Poland. Carved over a period of 12 years, the 15th Century Veit Stoss...

Candy Bedworth 6 August 2018

Masterpiece Stories

The Shiny Shield With Caravaggio’s Medusa

Caravaggio is the synonym for Baroque. The artist known of close physical observation with a dramatic use of chiaroscuro can be called the father...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 August 2018

Ancient Rome

Bronzed, Beaten And Bleeding: The Boxer At Rest

Coming face-to-face with a piece of art you've loved for years is a thrilling, exciting and often times overwhelming experience. Such was the case...

Nadine Waldmann 4 August 2018

Sculpture

A Story About How Louise Nevelson Constructed Her Sculptures And Her Past

Nevelson (1899 – 1988) is recognized as one of America’s most innovative sculptors. Her most famous outsized sculptures were made of cast-off...

Magda Michalska 3 August 2018