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Art Nouveau

Gustav Klimt and His Love for Trees in Paintings

Gustav Klimt, the greatest master of Vienna Secession is known for his golden paintings full of fantastic creatures, rich ornaments and beautiful...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 October 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Theatre Box by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Entertainments such as cabarets, theatres and the circus were popular themes among the Impressionist painters whose mission was portraying the...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 October 2018

Women Artists

First glances and second chances – how I learned to love Elizabeth Frink

Statues by Elizabeth Frink litter the British landscape. Born in 1930, she was a Dame, a CBE, a Royal Academician and a Companion of Honour. She was...

Candy Bedworth 6 October 2018

Ancient Greece

Some Things to Know about the Ancient Greek Stylistic Periods

There are four general Ancient Greek stylistic periods. Different, note-worthy styles, influences from invading cultures and their lasting effects...

Rachel Witte 3 October 2018

Review

Chihuly Glass at Biltmore Estate – A Spectacular Garden Exhibition

While on vacation this past week, I got to see a real treat – an exhibition of Chihuly glass at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North...

Alexandra Kiely 2 October 2018

GIF IT UP 2018 – create animated GIFs from public domain artworks

GIF IT UP is an annual gif-making competition for the most creative reuse of digitised cultural heritage material. This year’s 5th edition is run...

Europeana 1 October 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Joseph Roulin

Joseph Roulin worked for a post office in the French town of Arles. He didn't carry letters—he rather was sorting mail at the train station. In...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 September 2018

The iPad-designed David Hockney’s Queen’s Window Presented At Westminster Abbey

David Hockney is an artist who lately, while creating his works often reaches for... his iPad. A coloured window designed on a tablet has been...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 September 2018

Women Artists

The Advancing Women Artists Foundation – Rediscovering Female Artists in Florence

The Advancing Women Artists Foundation (AWA) is a group that aims to restore female artists to the world. Founded by the late Jane Fortune after a...

Alexandra Kiely 27 September 2018

The Renoir Restitution — A Moving Experience in the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Renoir painted Deux femmes dans un jardin / Two Women in a Garden in 1919, the last year of his life. By this time, the artist’s vision had been...

Howard Schwartz 26 September 2018

Alexander Calder’s The Eagle in Seattle

American sculptor, Alexander Calder, most famous for his kinetic moving, suspended mobile sculptures, also created a number of massive stationary...

Nadine Waldmann 25 September 2018

Ancient Greece

Persephone and the Pomegranate: Art in Ancient Greece

How has a simple, yet beautiful fruit, been the centre of attention throughout history? The pomegranate is symbolic in many cultures and religions,...

Rachel Witte 24 September 2018