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The Story Of Collingwood Mural of Keith Haring

In 1984 American artist Keith Haring visited Australia and created a mural in Collingwood, Melbourne. This is the story of the mural, at what was...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 May 2018

Museum Stories

An Auction for the Ages: The Art Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

Peggy and David Rockefeller were able to dine in their dining room and gaze at Edouard Manet’s ‘La plage à marée basse’ between mouthfuls of...

Howard Schwartz 7 May 2018

Painting Of The Week: Lemminkäinen’s Mother by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

The Finnish National Gallery recently applied an open licence (CC0) to its digital reproductions of out-of-copyright works, joining leading...

Europeana 6 May 2018

Surrealism

Free as a Bird – Max Ernst, Lop Lop and the Art of Chance

The unconscious mind can serve as a revealing personal landscape. Feeding our dreams, shaping our personalities and informing our behaviour; the...

Jon Kelly 4 May 2018

Art Forms

Educating Through Art: What We Can Learn From Frederick Schiller’s Writings

Why Art? Any form of Art is devoted to (providing) joy, and there is not any higher and not any more serious duty than to make the human beings...

Jean-Marc Rakotolahy 3 May 2018

Bizarre

Jobs in Art Which Don’t Exist Anymore (Or Seem Not To)

To work is to live without dying. This beautiful motto was pronounced by Rainer Maria Rilke, the Austrian poet of the fin-de-siècle. I think it...

Magda Michalska 1 May 2018

The Ups and Downs of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Cartagena, Colombia

The weather was hot, about 90 degrees. The sun was wet and blinding. Men on the street were selling water for a dollar a bottle. Other men were...

Howard Schwartz 30 April 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Painting Of The Week: Werner Holmberg’s Road in Häme

The Finnish National Gallery recently applied an open licence (CC0) to its digital reproductions of out-of-copyright works, joining leading...

Europeana 29 April 2018

Leonora Carrington And Her Surrealist Life In Her Own Words

Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) is considered one of the greatest and most neglected British Surrealists. Her life story is a fascinating one: she...

Magda Michalska 28 April 2018

Love Story

In Life, In Art, Till Death Do Us Part: The Romance Of Georgina And Lucílio de Albuquerque

Do you like art history and love stories? You've come to the right place because here we have both! Today we present the story of love and art...

Rute Ferreira 27 April 2018

When Mental Breakdown Makes You An Artist: Niki De Saint Phalle

Many artists are known to struggle with depression or mental disorders (sometimes I feel that truly happy people won't ever make great art...).

Magda Michalska 25 April 2018

Animals

Meet Beautiful Cats by Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe

Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, the British engraver, illustrator, and painter perhaps best known for his paintings of birds, painted many other...

Sarah Mills 24 April 2018