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Theater & Cinema

Through Scissors and Shadows: The Art and Films of Lotte Reiniger

Late one night while struggling with a bit of insomnia, I was channel surfing. I came across a stunning and hypnotic, silent, animated film that was...

Nadine Waldmann 31 August 2019

Design

The Last Craftsman. Exploring Henry van de Velde and the Passage of Modernism

Until 1972, the Museen zu Berlin exhibited, among other things, a teapot and its accompanying set. From above, the teapot is around 22 centimetres...

Geoffrey Bunting 30 August 2019

Romanticism

The Poetry in Painting — Turner’s Ovid in Exile

This petite (9.46 x 12.50 cm) oil on canvas by J.M.W. Turner contains big things: big landscapes, big stories and big skies. It is an imagined scene...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 26 August 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Djanira da Motta e Silva, Três Orixás

Djanira pictured a very unusual Holy Trinity made of three deities from the Afrobrazilian Pantheon. They are accompanied by musicians playing drums...

Alicja Gluszek 25 August 2019

Asian Art

Miniature Paintings of the Mughal Empire

The Mughals descended from a lineage of formidable conquerors such as Genghis Khan and Amir Timur. They were themselves the most dominant force in...

Maya M. Tola 23 August 2019

Women Artists

Dame Ethel Walker – A Sensitive Portrait

Summer is on her way out the door, signalled by darker nights and chilly mornings. But before we bid her farewell, let’s take a look at one more...

Candy Bedworth 22 August 2019

Artist Stories

An Introduction to Lee Ufan

Lee Ufan is a Korean born international artist, whose work is key to the Mono-ha movement. If you have ever been lucky enough to encounter a Lee Ufan...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 21 August 2019

Contemporary Art

TAKIS: the Greek Genius that Altered the Course of Post-war Sculpture

After Takis’ passing away on 9 August 2019, and with his largest exhibition yet in the UK at Tate, it is important to know about the great...

Errika Gerakiti 15 August 2019

Women Artists

Nalini Malani – an Introduction

Nalini Malani (b. 1946) is a brilliant contemporary Indian artist. She is both prolific and internationally acclaimed. Nalini Malani, Listening...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 8 August 2019

Museum Stories

The Venice Biennale: 10 Best Pavilions in Giardini

Giardini is a park hosting national pavilions of the Venice Biennale. It has been the ground for the Biennale since its beginning in 1895.

Roma Piotrowska 6 August 2019

South American Art

Discover South American Art in the Museum of Solidarity “Salvador Allende” in Chile

It’s a small and relatively unknown museum but it offers a great collection of modern and contemporary South American and international art. And...

Anna Deáki 5 August 2019

Art History 101

Logomania – Words in Art

What do Jean-Michel Basquiat, The François Vase, Tracey Emin and Xu Bing have in common? Words! So, in the spirit of light summer reading,...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 1 August 2019