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Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week – In the Studio by William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) was an important American artist and teacher. He also had a really cool studio. Let's take a look inside Chase's...

Alexandra Kiely 1 July 2018

Museum Stories

The Futility of Trying to Understand Giacometti—or Anything Else

Near the end of the Giacometti exhibit in the Guggenheim Museum in New York City is a video of the artist being interviewed. Giacometti’s hair is...

Howard Schwartz 28 June 2018

Women Artists

The Rosa Bonheur’s Magnificent Lions And The Portrait Of Wildlife

Painting animals is part of a tradition dating back to the 17th century when animal-specialized painters began contributing to portraits, landscapes,...

Rute Ferreira 27 June 2018

Museum Stories

Seen ‘The Shape of Time’ Exhibition? Hurry Up, Time’s Up

You hadn't been to Vienna if you hadn't visited the Kunsthistorisches Museum. They have an immense collection of objects and art pieces, spanning...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Gustav Klimt, Death and Life

Death was a fascinating theme for many artists. It was frequently imagined as a personified force, also known as the Grim Reaper, a living skeleton...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 June 2018

Artist Stories

Beyond Glass and Interiors – Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Paintings

Louis Comfort Tiffany was famous for his beautiful stained glass, decorative arts, and interiors. (His father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, was even more...

Alexandra Kiely 23 June 2018

Renaissance

Seven Errors Game with Lucas Cranach the Elder

Do you like games? Your mission in today's game is to identify seven differences between the artworks of Lucas Cranach the Elder that I chose from...

Rute Ferreira 22 June 2018

Surrealism

Start The Summer With Salvador Dalí

Summer is officially on! If you're still looking for a beach where to show your artsy bikini, or a Picasso-like beach body, maybe you'll be tempted...

Magda Michalska 21 June 2018

Love Story

Do You Watch ‘Love Island’? See This Art Special

At the moment, the annual summer show 'Love Island' on ITV is a top topic in the UK where I live. If you don't know what I'm talking about, imagine a...

Magda Michalska 19 June 2018

Art Forms

ALL Louvre Masterpieces From Beyonce & Jay-Z’s ‘APES**T’ Video Explained

On Saturday, Beyoncé and Jay-Z released on Tidal their first joint album, the surprise nine-track record Everything Is Love, and a music video for...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 June 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Painting Of The Week: Kamal-ol-Molk And The Perfection Of The Mirror Hall

Have you heard of the Iranian painter Kamal-ol-Molk? This is the name by which the artist Mohammad Ghaffari, who excelled in the production of...

Rute Ferreira 17 June 2018

Museum Stories

Grant Wood And His Wry Sense of Humor

By the time you read this, the Grant Wood exhibit in the Whitney Museum in New York City will be over. ‘American Gothic’ will be heading back to...

Howard Schwartz 14 June 2018