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Let’s Sing Praises to Song Dynasty Genius Artist Ma Yuan

There’s more to the paintings of Ma Yuan than meets the eye. Ma Yuan, (1160-1225) was a Southern Song Dynasty, Chinese painter from an illustrious...

Barry Russell 18 April 2018

Women Artists

Faceless Women and Fungi – The Art of Ewa Juszkiewicz

How many portraits of faceless women, with fungi in place of their heads have you ever seen? None? Well, until now, that is. [caption...

Wojtek Rozdzenski 17 April 2018

Artist Stories

What Art Has To Do With Politics: Gustave Courbet And The Paris Commune

The painter Gustave Courbet who was the central figure of Realism, is known for his paintings in which he reveals the true lives of peasants and...

Rute Ferreira 16 April 2018

Renaissance

Painting of the Week: Portrait of A Man in Red Chalk (aka Leonardo da Vinci)

Hello, it's me,  I was wondering if after all these years (exactly 566 today) you'd like to meet... [caption id="attachment_11420"...

Magda Michalska 15 April 2018

Get To Know The Cultural Legacy of Albert, Prince Consort

The Royal Collection is one of the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to...

Wendy Gray 12 April 2018

Art Forms

Selfie-feminism, the Sad Girl Theory and the Sad Girls of Instagram

A new wave of female artists started to appear on Instagram. They come from various backgrounds, were born in different decades, their styles are...

Wojtek Rozdzenski 11 April 2018

South American Art

Two Worlds Collide: Pop Art and the Cuban Revolution

Pop Art Comes to Cuba Raúl Martínez was born in the central Cuban city of Ciego de Ávila in 1927. Before the Revolution, he had the opportunity...

Kacper Grass 10 April 2018

Photography

Make Me Beautiful, Madame D’Ora

When I decided to write about Dora Kallmus, more known by her pseudonym Madame d'Ora, I found out that the Leopold Museum in Vienna is going to open...

Magda Michalska 9 April 2018

Artist Stories

Almada Negreiros: The Man Who Loved All the Arts

Have you heard about the writer Almada Negreiros? He is the author of beautiful verses, like the Canção da Saudade, in which he says "if I were...

Rute Ferreira 8 April 2018

Museum Stories

How I Fell in Love with the Barnes

The Barnes Foundation is quietly situated in the heart of Philadelphia, close to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, adjacent to the Free Library, part of...

Howard Schwartz 6 April 2018

The Poster Manifest: Making Publicity Beautiful Again!

Publicity is all about hijacking your thoughts and stealing attention, yet some posters prove that it can be done in a beautiful and mindful...

Artur Deus Dionisio 3 April 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Dietric Bouts, The Resurrection

Dieric Bouts was a Northern Renaissance artist, greatly influenced by Jan van Eyck and by Rogier van der Weyden, under whom he may have studied. He...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 April 2018