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Joan of Arc as Artistic Muse

Many historical figures have fascinated our creative mindset: Napoleon, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, to name a few, but it would appear that a young...

Wendy Gray 2 June 2017

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Edward Hopper Talking About His Creative Process

Watch this beautiful video created by Walker Art Center presenting Edward Hopper who discusses the slow development of his iconic images. The video...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 May 2017

Manchester Is Safe With Ford Maddox Brown

I want to honour the victims of the Manchester attack by sharing with you a very little known series of murals hosted by the Manchester City...

Magda Michalska 25 May 2017

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Watch Marcel Duchamp Talking About His Art

In a 1961 interview with Katherine Kuh, Marcel Duchamp, when asked about his readymades, let it be known that the concept behind those objects might...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 May 2017

WTF Art History

Listen to Butt Music Written Down by Hieronymus Bosch on The Garden of Earthly Delights

Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights is a three-part altair showing the Garden of Eden on the left and a vision of hell on the right. The central...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 May 2017

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Watch Georgia O’Keeffe Talking About Her Life

Georgia O'Keeffe was an American artist, best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 May 2017

Erotica

When The Inquisition Met Nude Maja

Which one do you prefer? The Nude Maja or The Clothed Maja? This question might have been asked by the painter Francisco Goya when he completed...

Magda Michalska 21 May 2017

Art Forms

Kanye West’s Favourite Artists

Kanye West- a one-man band, a man who made himself a star. Not only is he a musician, but as his recent activity proves, he is passionate about...

Magda Michalska 20 May 2017

Erotica

Modigliani’s 100 Years Old Nudes

Amedeo Modigliani has always been one of my favourite portraitists: for his delicate lines with which he masterfully rendered the deepest depths of...

Magda Michalska 17 May 2017

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Rhapsody in Blue – Picasso Blue Period

Prior to 1901, Picasso's subject matter was wide-ranging: urban scenes, contemporary society, religious depictions and, once he came to Paris, the...

Wendy Gray 16 May 2017

Artist Stories

Happy Mother’s Day! Famous Mothers in Art

Mummy, Mama, Mom, Mum, Mami... So many names for these wonderful women who care for us and love us more than anything else in the world. To honour...

Magda Michalska 14 May 2017

Museum Stories

Beyond the Stars – A Spiritual Journey of Artists

Mysticism was a popular subject for the late 19th century artists. Now in Musée d’Orsay in Paris the masterpieces created by the classics like...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 May 2017