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Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Adoration of the Magi by Gentile da Fabriano

Let’s explore this beautiful altarpiece which features scenes of great pomp and circumstance. Let us venture into the brilliant world of the...

James W Singer 20 December 2020

Art State of Mind

Not Only Queen’s Gambit – Chess in Art

Since October, the world, with many places in lockdown again, has found a new way to entertain itself. The Queen’s Gambit series, produced by...

Joanna Kaszubowska 19 December 2020

Art Travels

Global Landmarks Viewed from High in the Sky

If you are someone who does not deal well with heights, perhaps proceed through this article with caution. Because even though they are only images...

Rachel Witte 19 December 2020

Museum Stories

The Groundbreaking Slavery Exhibition at Rijksmuseum

Under the turmoil of this year’s events, the discussion around racism has reached its highest peak. In February 2021 an exhibition will point...

Errika Gerakiti 17 December 2020

Museum Stories

Metal, Ink and Dye: New Exhibition of Late Rauschenberg Works

A selection of late works by American artist Robert Rauschenberg is the subject of a fascinating new exhibition at London’s Bastian Gallery.

Jon Kelly 16 December 2020

Art State of Mind

You Don’t Have to Look Up to See the Stars: Astronomical Planispheres

For hundreds of years the sky has been the center of attention for many ancient tribes and cultures. Our history has been a testament to the stars.

Sofia Rodriguez Cuevas 16 December 2020

Museum Stories

Imago Mundi, the Art Collection Sized 10×12 cm

Imago Mundi is a very unusual museum of contemporary art. Or maybe I should rather call it an archive, or an encyclopedia which showcases the art...

Magda Michalska 15 December 2020

Medieval Art

Written in the Stars: Zodiac in Medieval Art

Medieval Europeans believed that the movements of the sun, moon, stars, and planets directly affected their lives on earth. They practiced what we...

Alexandra Kiely 14 December 2020

History

Petticoats, Pennies, and Politics: A Short History of the Suffragette Penny

Have you ever found one of those old brown British pennies? In an antique shop or in one of Grandma’s old handbags? Just a small, flat copper disc?...

Candy Bedworth 12 December 2020

Painting

Joseph Wright of Derby: Painting the Industrial Revolution

Joseph Wright of Derby is deemed as the first painter to capture the spirit of the Industrial Revolution. His paintings portray the zeitgeist of his...

Anastasia Manioudaki 11 December 2020

African Art

What Does the Return of Algeria’s Skulls Tell Us About France?

On July 3rd, 2020, French president Emmanuel Macron made the decision to return twenty-four Algerian Skulls back to Algeria. The skulls were greeted...

Guest Profile 10 December 2020

Art State of Mind

From Spindle and Distaff to Mass Production: Spinning in Art

There are many artistic representations of women spinning, created across time and in various places. Let’s take some of the great depictions...

Europeana 10 December 2020