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South American Art

Two Worlds Collide: Pop Art and the Cuban Revolution

Pop Art Comes to Cuba Raúl Martínez was born in the central Cuban city of Ciego de Ávila in 1927. Before the Revolution, he had the opportunity...

Kacper Grass 10 April 2018

Photography

Make Me Beautiful, Madame D’Ora

When I decided to write about Dora Kallmus, more known by her pseudonym Madame d’Ora, I found out that the Leopold Museum in Vienna is going...

Magda Michalska 9 April 2018

Artist Stories

Almada Negreiros: The Man Who Loved All the Arts

Have you heard about the writer Almada Negreiros? He is the author of beautiful verses, like the Canção da Saudade, in which he says “if I...

Rute Ferreira 8 April 2018

Museum Stories

How I Fell in Love with the Barnes

The Barnes Foundation is quietly situated in the heart of Philadelphia, close to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, adjacent to the Free Library, part of...

Howard Schwartz 6 April 2018

The Poster Manifest: Making Publicity Beautiful Again!

Publicity is all about hijacking your thoughts and stealing attention, yet some posters prove that it can be done in a beautiful and mindful...

Artur Deus Dionisio 3 April 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Dietric Bouts, The Resurrection

Dieric Bouts was a Northern Renaissance artist, greatly influenced by Jan van Eyck and by Rogier van der Weyden, under whom he may have studied. He...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 April 2018

Artist Stories

Meet Kun Can – Chinese Artist, One Of The “Four Great Monk Painters”

A Chinese painter and Buddhist monk who lived 1612-1674, Kun Can was known as one of the ‘Four Great Monk Painters’ of the early Qing Dynasty. As...

Barry Russell 29 March 2018

Why is Klimt Famous?

Gustav Klimt, born in Austria in 1862, is celebrated as one of the most valued artists in the history of art. But, why is Klimt famous? Why exactly...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 28 March 2018

Masterpiece Stories

The Wounded Angel By Hugo Simberg

Two boys carry a stretcher, bearing an angel dressed in white. The angel is clearly ill – her eyes are bandaged, the wing is bloodied and she...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 March 2018

Women Artists

Elizabeth Nourse: “Unquestionably The Premier Woman Artiste of America”

Elizabeth Nourse was an exceptional woman and artist. Born in Cincinnati, have spent her career as an expatriate in Paris, earning accolades at the...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 March 2018

News

Banksy Protests Turkish Artist’s Imprisonment With A New Mural in NYC

Banksy, probably the most famous and political engaged graffiti artist in the world stroke again – this time in New York City with two new...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 March 2018

George Tooker: A Purveyor of Modern Alienation and Despair

When the American figurative painter, George Tooker died in 2011, The New York Times said of his 1956 painting, Government Bureau, “was inspired by...

Wendy Gray 15 March 2018