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Observation As An Act Of Creation: The Art of Looking

Observation as an act of creation — whenever you look, you're painting a perception: Realizing that we are painters of our impressions is as...

Artur Deus Dionisio 12 July 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week – The Merode Altarpiece by Robert Campin

Today's painting of the week is the Merode Altarpiece by the workshop of Robert Campin, c. 1427-32. This work is a triptych (three-panel painting)...

Alexandra Kiely 8 July 2018

American Synthesizers: Gerald Murphy, Louis Lovowick, and George Ault

In the catalogue for a 1959 exhibition on Precisionist art at the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis, Director Martin Friedman said of the precisionist...

Wendy Gray 7 July 2018

Artist Stories

Far Beyond Illusion: M.C Escher And The Illustration Of The Impossible

Known for representing the impossible constructions and creating a world where the figurative and the abstract meet and touch, Maurits Cornelis...

Rute Ferreira 4 July 2018

South American Art

Get To Know The Marajoara Culture!

You have probably heard of the Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs. These civilizations are called pre-Columbian, a division that includes everything that...

Rute Ferreira 3 July 2018

Seven Haunting Town Paintings by Egon Schiele

Austrian artist Egon Schiele is best known for his shamelessly erotic and frank representations of the human form. But alongside his startlingly...

Jon Kelly 2 July 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week – In the Studio by William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) was an important American artist and teacher. He also had a really cool studio. Let's take a look inside Chase's...

Alexandra Kiely 1 July 2018

Museum Stories

The Futility of Trying to Understand Giacometti—or Anything Else

Near the end of the Giacometti exhibit in the Guggenheim Museum in New York City is a video of the artist being interviewed. Giacometti’s hair is...

Howard Schwartz 28 June 2018

Museum Stories

Seen ‘The Shape of Time’ Exhibition? Hurry Up, Time’s Up

You hadn't been to Vienna if you hadn't visited the Kunsthistorisches Museum. They have an immense collection of objects and art pieces, spanning...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Gustav Klimt, Death and Life

Death was a fascinating theme for many artists. It was frequently imagined as a personified force, also known as the Grim Reaper, a living skeleton...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 June 2018

Artist Stories

Beyond Glass and Interiors – Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Paintings

Louis Comfort Tiffany was famous for his beautiful stained glass, decorative arts, and interiors. (His father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, was even more...

Alexandra Kiely 23 June 2018

Renaissance

Seven Errors Game with Lucas Cranach the Elder

Do you like games? Your mission in today's game is to identify seven differences between the artworks of Lucas Cranach the Elder that I chose from...

Rute Ferreira 22 June 2018