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Asian Art

Qi Baishi, China’s Master of the Ordinary in an Extraordinary Way

Qi Baishi, is probably the most unlikely person to become one of the highest valued artists in the world, right next to Andy Warhol and Picasso, but...

Barry Russell 26 May 2018

Ancient Greece

Calumny of Apelles – Botticelli’s Final Painting

Botticelli's final painting with a mythological subject is based on a lost painting by an ancient Greek painter Apelles. He ventured to paint a work...

Magda Michalska 24 May 2018

Ancient Greece

5 Most Famous Medusa’s Head Paintings In The Art History

Medusa was one of the ugliest creatures that Greek mythology created. Her name in Ancient Greek means "guardian, protectress". She was a monster, a...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 May 2018

Misunderstood Music, Forbidden Romance and Richard Gerstl’s Art

When an avant-garde composer and painter becomes friends with an avant-garde painter, their relationship will be a stormy one. And if the wife of one...

Magda Michalska 22 May 2018

Masterpiece Stories

A Study of Loneliness and Isolation: The Man in Blue

So here he is. A mysterious guy in a suit, drinking at the hotel bar. Everything is dark around him, he himself seems to be blurry and undefined - a...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 May 2018

Do You Know that Henri Matisse Actually Came to Morocco?

The first thoughts that come to one’s mind when one thinks of Henri Matisse are France, fauvism, raw shapes and colors, smooth brushstrokes, modern...

Yahya Bensouda 19 May 2018

Artist Stories

Edvard Munch and The Frieze of Life

By 1902, Edvard Munch’s life had seen a pattern of chaos within his professional life, his health and his love life. While his life had become...

Wendy Gray 17 May 2018

Baroque

The Explosive Life and Death of Carel Fabritius

There is very little known about the life of Carel Fabritius. The scholars didn't really get a chance to delve into archival materials about him...

Magda Michalska 16 May 2018

Artist Stories

Our Dad is an Artist: Thomas Gainsborough’s Daughters

British portrait and landscape painter Thomas Gainsborough was born on this day in 1727. Happy Birthday, Thomas! To celebrate, let's talk about a...

Alexandra Kiely 14 May 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Painting Of The Week: J. A. D. Ingres, Paolo and Francesca

Paolo and Francesca is painting by the French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, produced in seven known versions between 1814 and 1819. The...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 May 2018

Most Important Works of Joseph Beuys (Birthday Edition)

Today Joseph Beuys would turn 97. He was one of those mysterious artists whose biography can be considered a separate work of art, a legend. He's...

Magda Michalska 12 May 2018

Academic Art

Visit Eugène Delacroix Exhibition At The Louvre With Mr. Bacchus

Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) The early 19th century is a period when France is going through historical changes on all fronts. The anger of the...

Christopher Michaut 11 May 2018