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Art History 101

Artist and Patron – Friend or Foe?

Since ancient times, patrons have played a vital role in art history. Patronage can be found almost everywhere – in Europe, feudal Japan and...

Candy Bedworth 7 December 2019

Ardhanarishvara – Androgynous Portrayal of Shiva and Parvati

The composite form of Shiva and his consort, Shakti (another name for Parvati) is known as the Ardhanarishvara or the ‘God who is...

Maya M. Tola 5 December 2019

Museum Stories

Now at the Frick – Manet: Three Paintings from the Norton Simon Museum

I love small exhibitions, because they allow me to savor each artwork and absorb all sorts of little details I wouldn’t otherwise. Manet: Three...

Alexandra Kiely 3 December 2019

Art History 101

Titian’s Danae (Metamorphoses II)

In a series of articles we are going to meet each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s.

Isla Phillips-Ewen 2 December 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Fowling in the Marshes

Ancient Egypt. The famous land of Tutankhamun evokes popular images of pyramids, mummies, and tombs. It left an artistic heritage that is still...

James W Singer 1 December 2019

Theater & Cinema

Art in The Crown: Spies, Secrets and The Royal Art Collection

The Crown is not amused… There’s a scandal brewing behind the doors of Buckingham Palace. Let’s investigate art in The Crown,...

Tony Heathfield 25 November 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Francisco Toledo, Frog

This is an unusual watercolor diptych by the late Mexican artist Francisco Toledo, who died this year. The work encompasses two totally opposite...

Alicja Gluszek 24 November 2019

Art State of Mind

10 Best Christmas Gifts from Museums

Halloween has passed and the Christmas season has officially started. With it the longer nights, warm glow of lights and candles, and the headache of...

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 November 2019

Museum Stories

Fighting for Visibility in Berlin: In Conversation with the Curator

I have managed to ask a couple of questions of Dr. Yvette Deseyve, the curator of the exhibition Fighting for Visibility. Women Artists in the...

Magda Michalska 22 November 2019

Museum Stories

Sacred and Beauty in Russian Art at Gallerie d’Italia in Vicenza

The spirituality of the ancient iconographic models and the symbology of Russian art reach the city of Palladio, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,...

Maria Frazzoni 21 November 2019

Contemporary Art

Vincent van Gogh Revisited: Art of Hope Gangloff

The American artist Hope Gangloff (born in 1974) made several landscape paintings this year, some of which are reminiscent of Vincent van...

Michel Rutten 20 November 2019

Renaissance

Titian’s Metamorphoses

In the 1550s and early 1560s Titian delivered a series of seven large canvases to King Phillip II of Spain. Each translated a small section of the...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 19 November 2019