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Behind The Yellow Eyes Of The Blue Dog By George Rodrigue

George Rodrigue was an American artist from New Iberia, USA, known mostly for his paintings of the Blue Dog which catapulted him to a worldwide...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 March 2018

Artist Stories

5 Portinari’s Paintings that Reveal that He Was the Painter of the Brazilian People

Portinari was the painter of Brazil. This statement refers not only to his nationality, but also to his work. During his life, the painter portrayed...

Rute Ferreira 3 March 2018

Design

This Apple Store in Vienna Is Better Than Others- See Why

Just last week, on February 24, Apple unveiled its first retail store in Austria and you can find it on Kärntner Straße, Vienna’s famous high...

Magda Michalska 2 March 2018

Women Artists

Childhood In Lilla Cabot Perry’s Artworks

Adults say that childhood is the best phase of life. It is this time when we are freer and more sincere and sometimes our best memories come from...

Rute Ferreira 1 March 2018

And it’s War! The Art Of The War Wounded

Being an English teacher, so much of what I look at is linked to the literary world.  With the previous examination specification, we used to be...

Wendy Gray 27 February 2018

Literature

When Literature Meets Painting …

Have you ever been so in love with a scene from a book that it made you think (sometimes loudly): “Well that would make a perfect painting!”? If...

Yahya Bensouda 26 February 2018

Artist Stories

When Art Hurts: The Story Of The French Painter Auguste Renoir

Today we present the story of the French painter Auguste Renoir and we also wish him a happy birthday! His paintings are renowned for their light,...

Rute Ferreira 25 February 2018

Stanley Spencer. A Cookham Homebird with Broken Wings

A recent documentary that was filmed with the help and support of Stanley Spencer’s two daughters, revealed the personal anguishes the family...

Wendy Gray 22 February 2018

Women Artists

Gluck And Her No Prefix, No Suffix Queer Art

Since February is the LGBT history month in the UK where I live, I want to participate in the promotion of tolerance and raising awareness of the...

Magda Michalska 21 February 2018

Literature

Charles Keeping: An Extraordinary English Illustrator

Today I would like to talk about Charles Keeping, an illustrator whom I discovered in my childhood. You may already be familiar with his work,...

Sarah Mills 20 February 2018

Masterpiece Stories

The Story Behind The Tribuna Of The Uffizi By Johan Zoffany

Johan Zoffany (1733-1810)  was a German-born neoclassical painter. In autumn 1760 he moved to England and started to work for a clockmaker, Stephen...

Klaudia Zelazowska 18 February 2018

Artist Stories

The Flying Lovers, Bella and Marc Chagall

Valentines or not, a love story is always a good read, especially if it's such a magic and touching story as the one between Bella and Marc Chagall.

Magda Michalska 17 February 2018