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Marietta Robusti, Self Portrait with Madrigal Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Self-Portrait with Madrigal by Marietta Robusti

The Venetian Renaissance painter Marietta Robusti has recently caused a stir in the art history world. Although only a few works are attributed to...

Anna Ingram 21 October 2022

Renaissance

Remember Me: Seven Intriguing Renaissance Portraits

The most important function of portraits is to preserve the memory of the sitter. The desire for being remembered is a natural human trait that is...

Nicole Ganbold 21 October 2022

egidio constantini Design

The Angels’ Forge: Marrying Glass with Modern Art

This is a story of an Italian man, Egidio Costantini, who was a radiotelegraph operator, a bank cashier, and a manual laborer extracting oils from...

Magda Michalska 20 October 2022

Plate with Arabic Inscription, ca 975-1000, painted and glazed earthenware, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Plate with Arabic Inscription

Plate with Arabic Inscription is a masterpiece of 10th-century Islamic art. It combines minimalism, abstraction, and morality into a beautiful and...

James W Singer 20 October 2022

Art State of Mind

Breastfeeding in Public Paintings Allowed Here!

Breastfeeding in public recurs in the public debate from time to time. Whether it’s a legal, ethical, or aesthetic matter… Whether...

Magda Michalska 19 October 2022

Art State of Mind

Breast Cancer Awareness: The Best Boobs in Art History

Big ones, small ones, round ones, flat ones, pointy ones, pendulous ones, young ones or old ones, we love them all! Boobs are important and have been...

Sarah Mills 19 October 2022

Dine & Wine

Time for a Cup of Warm Tea in Paintings

One of the highlights of autumn is that drinking hot drinks is no longer looked down on and ordering a big cup of steaming hot cocoa instead of an...

Magda Michalska 16 October 2022

mushroom art Dine & Wine

Fantastic Fungi: The Tastiest Mushroom Art

Autumn is a real mushroom season, so let’s have a look at some tasty, quirky and trippy fungi paintings that will inspire you to go mushroom...

Magda Michalska 16 October 2022

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism: Joan Mitchell

A master of the New York School who expatriated to France, Joan Mitchell tirelessly explored new ways of expression and reinvented the landscape in...

Louisa Mahoney 15 October 2022

Women Artists

Janet Sobel: Forgotten Female Artist Who Influenced Jackson Pollock

Although almost entirely erased from the canon of Abstract Expressionist art, Janet Sobel (born Jennie Olechovsky) is now slowly gaining recognition...

Isabella Hill 15 October 2022

Ancient Egypt

The Bust of Nefertiti: Ancient Masterpiece or Genius Hoax?

On December 6, 1912, a team of excavators from the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft, led by Ludwig Borchardt, unearthed a wonderful work of art. They...

Montaine Dumont 14 October 2022

Museum Stories

The Hidden Gems of the Van Gogh Museum

Every museum has its share of highlights. There are those that struggle with so many that it is difficult to make a list of reasonable length. The...

Joanna Kaszubowska 12 October 2022