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Artist Stories

Far Beyond Illusion: M.C. Escher and the Illustration of the Impossible

Known for representing impossible constructions and creating a world in which the figurative and the abstract intertwine, meet Maurits Cornelis...

Rute Ferreira 13 August 2022

Pop art

Jackie Kennedy – Andy Warhol’s Modern Madonna

Read about the most famous (and controversial) series by Andy Warhol featuring the photographs of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, the First Lady, who was...

Magda Michalska 11 August 2022

Contemporary Art

Ann Sutton: Contemporary Textiles as Art

Ann Sutton has become one of the foremost textile artists in the UK. Her career began in the 1960s when she trained as a weaver. By the age of 21,...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 August 2022

Review

The Displaced by Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre – Book Review

Rodrigo Ribera d'Ebre is force to be reckoned with. Writer, director and social commentator, he has recently written a novel set in his native Los Angeles. 'The Displaced' is certain to create debate.

Candy Bedworth 8 August 2022

Women Artists

Amélie Beaury-Saurel: The Incredible Life and Works

A true femme fatale in the art world, Amélie Beaury-Saurel was a French painter in the 19th century and a prominent member of Académie Julian. At...

Ruxi Rusu 8 August 2022

Contemporary Art

More than a Stone. Representation of the Kaaba by Hamra Abbas

The 17th century world map from an Ottoman book on the discovery of the Americas Tarih-i Hind-i Garbi (History of the West Indies) points to Mecca...

Magda Michalska 7 August 2022

Art Travels

A Journey to Andalusia – Discover the Cultural Crossroads of Seville

Today, Seville’s golden age may have passed, but that is not to say it is without its treasures. Now the capital of Andalusia has inherited a...

Kacper Grass 7 August 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Tughra of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent

During the 16th and 17th centuries, The Ottoman Empire reached the height of its powers and extended into several continents, crossing nations and...

James W Singer 7 August 2022

South American Art

The Art of Latin American Lettering

Latin American lettering is a legacy of craft-based traditions with a strong design and vibrant colors enhanced by an aesthetic with a rich...

Maria Frazzoni 4 August 2022

Review

British Drawings at The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California has curated the 100 Great British Drawings exhibit at the MaryLou...

Maya M. Tola 4 August 2022

Erotica

The Erotic Drawings of Francesco Hayez (+18)

The Venetian painter Francesco Hayez is considered a genius of historical Romanticism. In addition to the quality and refinement of his artworks, he...

Rute Ferreira 4 August 2022

Baroque

The Veiled Christ: Art or Alchemy?

In the nave of the Sansevero Chapel in Naples there is a unique sculpture depicting Jesus after the crucifixion. His body is covered with a thin...

Rachel Istvan 3 August 2022