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Art Saved My Life! An Alternative Look at Vincent van Gogh’s Mental Health

Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh is as famous for his mysterious death as for his iconic and expressive use of line and color. Did unbridled...

Candy Bedworth 11 June 2024

Edvard Munch, Self-Portrait with Cigarette, 1895, National Gallery of Norway, Oslo, Norway. Art State of Mind

4 Artists Who Suffered from Mental Illness (And How It Affected Their Art)

Vincent van Gogh is well-known for his iconic works, and for a particular event from his personal life: the artist spent some time in a psychiatric...

Rute Ferreira 11 June 2024

WTF Art History

Blood in (and as) Art

One of the first known expressions of human creativity, the Lascaux cave paintings, were created with blood, a material that has remained significant...

Kaena Daeppen 10 June 2024

Movie still from Saltburn, directed by Emerald Fennell, 2023. Prime Video. Theater & Cinema

Art in Saltburn – The Influence of Art on the Film

The filmmaker and writer, Emerald Fennell, following the success of her debut film, showcases her keen eye for art in her latest movie Saltburn.

Sandra Juszczyk 10 June 2024

European Art

Masterpiece Story: The Pineapple Picture

Known as the “pineapple picture,” this enigmatic 17th-century painting captures the royal reception of King Charles II. The British royal...

Maya M. Tola 10 June 2024

Art reference from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Theater & Cinema

All the Art in Harry Potter Films

The Harry Potter franchise is known for its magical narrative and captivating characters… but its films also have subtle nods to art...

Anna Ingram 10 June 2024

The Carters (Beyoncé amd Jay-Z) in front of Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, 1503, Louvre Music

All Louvre Masterpieces from Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s APES**T Video Explained

The famous music video shows Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the Louvre Museum in Paris. There are shots of them standing in front of the Mona Lisa wearing...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 June 2024

Theater & Cinema

Luncheon of the Boating Party in the Movie Amélie

The best of all partnerships is the one within the Arts. Among so many worthy examples, we would like to tell you about the painting Luncheon of the...

Giordana Goretti 10 June 2024

Theater & Cinema

Paintings in The Accountant Movie

The Accountant is a 2016 action thriller starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, and J. K. Simmons, and was directed by Gavin O’Connor. It centers on...

Sarah Mills 10 June 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Simplon Pass: The Lesson by John Singer Sargent

Many people know John Singer Sargent for his beautiful oil paintings of turn-of-the-century high society. However, he also made many lovely...

Alexandra Kiely 9 June 2024

Theater & Cinema

Art in Film: Mrs Lowry & Son

Chris Dobson reviews 'Mrs Lowry and Son', an upcoming film about the English artist L. S. Lowry and his elderly mother.

Chris Dobson 9 June 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth by John Singer Sargent

On December 29th, 1888, John Singer Sargent went to the Lyceum Theatre in London to watch the premiere of Shakespeare’s Macbeth starring Henry...

Catriona Miller 9 June 2024