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Theosophy and Art: There Is No Religion Higher Than Truth

The subtitle of today’s post is the motto of the American Theosophical Society, which has been functioning since its foundation in New York in...

Magda Michalska 13 December 2018

Women Artists

An Artist Turned Suffragette. A Story of Olive Hockin

Ever heard of Olive Hockin? No? Me neither. While browsing pages for my next post about Theosophy, I came across this mysterious artist I had never...

Magda Michalska 11 December 2018

Museum Stories

Mantegna and Bellini – Brothers in Art?

With this exhibition, the National Gallery in London aims to explore the artistic relationship between Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini. The...

Joanna Kaszubowska 10 December 2018

Impressionism

Wilhelm Hansen’s Impressionist Collection that Denmark Refused to Buy

On the 14th September 1918, Wilhelm Hansen founded one of the finest collections of Impressionist painting in Europe in his summer house not far from...

Magda Michalska 8 December 2018

Ancient Art

Blues of Babylon: The Ishtar Gate

Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian city (modern day Iraq) existed from 18th century to 6th century BCE. Since that time its legend has generated many...

Nadine Waldmann 7 December 2018

Expressionism

The Dreaming Youths: A Children’s Book That Parents Would Hide From Their Kids

As many other Oskar Kokoschka’s works, also this one met with mixed feelings from the public. In the end, it was meant to be a children’s...

Magda Michalska 5 December 2018

Art State of Mind

5 Masterpieces with Multiple Versions

Authenticity and originality are invaluable aspects of any work of art. But across pages of art history, we can find artworks and masterpieces with...

Maria Frazzoni 4 December 2018

Museum Stories

Singapore’s First Minimalism Retrospective

Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. is a new exhibition which showcases Minimalist art from its beginnings in the 1950s up to the 21st century. For the...

Noa Weisberg 3 December 2018

Intimacy with Egon Schiele at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Have you ever been under the impression that a piece of art you’re looking at is so powerful that it can subvert the roles of a viewer and a...

Christopher Michaut 29 November 2018

Disruptive Because Pretty: Art Guide To Aestheticism

Looking for an inspiration on how to furnish your flat, how to dress, what to read and where to go in order to make your life more aesthetic? Look no...

Magda Michalska 24 November 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Caravaggio, The Musicians

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was a man of many faces. One of the most important baroque painters, he used a realistic painting...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 November 2018

Artist Stories

Paul Gauguin – Master or Monster?

When Paul Gauguin visited Tahiti in the 1890’s was he a genius in search of paradise, or a seedy sex tourist? A painter, printmaker,...

Candy Bedworth 16 November 2018