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Painting

These 4 Cute Children by Joshua Reynolds Will Make You Miss Childhood

Sir Joshua Reynolds, the first president of the British Royal Academy founded in 1768, was an exemplary painter. Having traveled to Italy on his...

Magda Michalska 1 June 2022

Painting

Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Witches in Art and Modern Media

One of my favorite parts of the Halloween season are the scary and cult classic movies shown on repeat all month long. The fact is, we can actually...

Rachel Witte 31 May 2022

Art History 101

Hags and Slags? A History of Witchcraft in Art

Hold on to your broomstick as we fly through time to check out the delicious and diabolical witch in art history.

Candy Bedworth 31 May 2022

Theater & Cinema

Beautiful Horrors: Art in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Spoiler Alert!)

From the beginning of season 3 of Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Ms. Wardwell hits the nail on the head. As you will see below,...

Abreeza Thomas 31 May 2022

Jacobus Vrel (act. ca. 1650-1670), A Woman at a Window Waving at a Child, Fondation Custodia, Frits Lugt Collection, Paris Artist Stories

A Dutch Mystery: Jacobus Vrel

Jacobus Vrel is a ghostly figure in art history because, up to this moment, there is almost no official data about him. No record of his existence...

Irina Diana Calu 30 May 2022

Theater & Cinema

Jaws: The Enduring Mystery of the Missing Painting

In 1976 the iconic original painting for the Jaws book cover and movie poster went missing. Was it lost, stolen, or carelessly thrown away? If this...

Guest Profile 30 May 2022

Installation view of Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It's Kept (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, April 6-September 5, 2022). From left to right: Veronica Ryan, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, 2022; Awilda Sterling-Duprey, . . . blindfolded, 2020–; Duane Linklater, a selection from the series mistranslate_wolftreeriver_ininîmowinîhk and wintercount_215_kisepîsim, 2022. Photograph by Ron Amstutz Review

Secrets Revealed at the Whitney Biennial

The return of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial exhibition marked the opening of the New York spring art season. Quiet As It’s Kept,...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 30 May 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Kingston Point, Hudson River by Francis A. Silva

The wind gently blows on the water of the lapping shore, and the light gently glows on the sailcloth of the floating boat. All is gentleness and...

James W Singer 26 May 2022

Dadaism

5 Myths About Dada Deconstructed

Considered a pivotal moment in art history, a lot has been said about the Dada movement. Rejecting everything (even themselves!) Dada members...

Amélie Pascutto 25 May 2022

Dadaism

Listen to What Dada Is According to Jean Arp

Voices of Dada is part of a popular series of archival audio CDs exploring 20th century avant-garde and modern art. The album features interviews and...

Zuzanna Stańska, Aniela Rybak-Vaganay 25 May 2022

Contemporary Art

Disney Figures in Art That Make You Think Twice

Who doesn’t like Disney characters? They are cute, sweet, and adorable. They also represent an ideal image and simplify our world view.

Michel Rutten 23 May 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Season’s Greetings by Banksy

What if a children’s game turned into a frightening nightmare? And what would you think if the cause was… you? In Port Talbot, UK, Banksy...

Camilla de Laurentis 20 May 2022