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Museum Stories

Reviewing Virtual Mauritshuis, the Gigapixel Experience

Upon launching its new Virtual Mauritshuis initiative on November 26, 2020, the Mauritshuis became the world’s first museum to offer a...

Alexandra Kiely 9 December 2020

History

Industrial Landscapes – The Silhouette of the Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution brought profound changes into the world, re-designing its shape in the most hardhearted of ways, never experienced before...

Giordana Goretti 8 December 2020

Literature

John Ruskin: Painter, Prophet, Pervert. ‘Unto This Last’ by Rebecca Lipkin

We review the novel Unto This Last by Rebecca Lipkin and investigate the myth behind the great John Ruskin. Which Ruskin camp do you fall into? Are...

Candy Bedworth 3 December 2020

Painting

Art Advent Calendar of Nativities

Today December starts and that means it is the countdown until Christmas Day. To celebrate, here is an art advent calendar of nativity scenes,...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 1 December 2020

Yan Pei Ming and His Mop Brush of History

It’s not a joke. Yan Pei Ming, a contemporary painter, uses a pretty extraordinary tool, which reminds me more of house renovation squads rather...

Magda Michalska 1 December 2020

Theater & Cinema

Maya Deren: Experimental Filmmaker and Voodoo Priestess

Maya Deren (1917-1961) was an experimental filmmaker hailed as a leading pioneer of avant-garde cinema. She was also a writer, poet, photographer,...

Marga Patterson 30 November 2020

Art History 101

All the Prodigal Sons in Art

A quick internet search for “the Prodigal Son in art” yields some 13,000,000 results! What makes this 2,000-year-old story so compelling that...

Ledys Chemin 27 November 2020

Fashion

Wearing the Message: Changing the World One Outfit at a Time

From the original silk banners worn by the Suffragettes, through to slogan T-shirts, we often quite literally wear our protest message. This...

Candy Bedworth 24 November 2020

Photography

Andrés Marti: Every Experience Generates Roots

According to Goethe, melancholy is a sense of sadness whose causes are unknown. Its symptoms are the only thing you are aware of, that’s why you...

Guest Profile 23 November 2020

Museum Stories

Best 2020 Artsy Christmas Gifts from Art Museums

It is that time of the year again! Time to buy Christmas gifts for everyone you love. And, as always, it’s probably a bit of a challenge to...

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 November 2020

Ancient Art

The Lifelike Death Fayum Portraits of Roman Egypt

Though they are often referred to as “Fayum portraits” – taking their title from the location of a region in Egypt where Pharaoh...

Anthony de Feo 21 November 2020

Love Story

Story of Pygmalion and Galatea by Sir Edward Burne-Jones

The story of Pygmalion and Galatea is an enchanting myth about a Cypriot sculptor who fell in love with his own sculpture. He prays to goddess...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 19 November 2020