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Literature

When Literature Meets Painting

Have you ever been so in love with a scene from a book that it made you think (perhaps out loud): “Well that would make a perfect painting”? If...

Yahya Bensouda 3 January 2022

Literature

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Spoiler Alert!)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is a perfect example of where art and literature intertwine. The novel is based around the story of an...

Nina Relf 3 January 2022

New year’s traditions, New Year’s Eve at Grandfather’s House Art State of Mind

Ring Out the Old, Ring In the New—New Year Traditions Around the World

New Year’s is the last holiday of the old year, the first holiday of the new year and, as such, humans have been marking it for longer than we...

Ledys Chemin 1 January 2022

Artist Stories

Henri Matisse’s Cut-Outs

Coping with the difficulties of old age and illness in the years following World War II, Matisse nonetheless produced some of the most vibrant and...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 December 2021

Fauvism

Why Was Matisse Obsessed with Goldfish?

Goldfish here, goldfish there, in a bowl, in a tank, on a table, by the window, goldfish everywhere. Having been looking at Henri Matisse’s...

Magda Michalska 29 December 2021

Review

The Book Of Change: Images to Inspire Revelations and Revolutions

Stop shopping! I have the answer to all your seasonal present buying dilemmas right here. The Book Of Change. Images and Symbols to Inspire...

Candy Bedworth 27 December 2021

Frans Post, View of Olinda, Brazil, 1662, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands Baroque

Frans Post, First Landscape Painter of the Americas

Frans Post has gone down in art history as the first trained landscape painter to work in the Americas. In 1636, as a young man of just 24, he...

Nicole Ganbold 27 December 2021

Art State of Mind

The 12 Days of Christmas

In the spirit of the festive season, our gift to you is the 12 days of Christmas retold in artworks. The Twelve Days of Christmas is a carol with...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 22 December 2021

Painting

Faith and Art: The Religious Art of William Hole

I invite you to take a closer look at a great Scottish etcher, muralist, and illustrator, William Hole (1846-1917) whom I discovered by chance when I...

Guest Profile 20 December 2021

Native American Printmakers, Kay WalkingStick, Wallowa Memory, 2003, Review

Collective Impressions: Modern Native American Printmakers at the Georgia Museum of Art

Until Sunday, January 30th, 2022, the Georgia Museum of Art is exhibiting some of the most influential Native American printmakers at work today.

Candy Bedworth 20 December 2021

Literature

5 Books about Famous Artists You Need to Read This Winter

It is about that time of the year when all we can do is wait impatiently on the upcoming holidays and the new year. How do you intend to spend the...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 December 2021

European Art

Childhood Memories and Winter Charm by Vladimír Kompánek

Considered by many to be the Slovak Kandinsky, the famous Slovak sculptor and painter Vladimír Kompánek through the reduction of reality into...

Caroline Galambosova 20 December 2021