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Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Thomas Cole, The Architect’s Dream

The Architect’s Dream is an outstanding example of architectural genre. It was painted by American artist and founder of the Hudson River School Thomas Cole in 1840 for the New York architect Ithiel Town. The painting seamlessly stitches together Egyptian, Graeco-Roman and Gothic styles into a fantastical landscape.

Rucha Vijay Bodas 8 August 2021

Literature

10 Art Books for Your Summer Holidays in 2021

Summer is finally here, and if you are looking for some summer reading to accompany you while you laze by the pool of your villa or soak up the sun...

Charlotte Stace 7 August 2021

Museum Stories

Around the World with the National Portrait Gallery: Africa

The National Portrait Gallery in London closed its doors on June 29th, 2020. The Inspiring People gallery redevelopment works will take three years.

Joanna Kaszubowska 7 August 2021

The Perfect Birthday Party for Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol would have turned 93 today and would probably have thrown a giant party, since his Factory attracted socialites, drag queens, drug...

Magda Michalska 6 August 2021

Dine & Wine

Coffee, Tea, Beer… Drinks in Art for All Tastes!

Cast the first stone they who do not love to get home and enjoy a good drink after a tiring day of work. Or find friends at a happy hour to share...

Rute Ferreira 6 August 2021

Theater & Cinema

Djibril Diop Mambéty – The Poet of African Cinema

“It is good for the future of cinema that Africa exists.” Born on January 23rd, 1945, in Colobane, a small town south-west of Dakar,...

Montaine Dumont 5 August 2021

Art History 101

Art and Culture of the Dogon People of Africa

African art and culture had been a driving inspiration to European modern artists like Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, and Amedeo Modigliani, among...

Urvi Chheda 4 August 2021

Contemporary Art

AI and the Art of Curating

Artificial intelligence is both a challenge and a chance for today’s art world. Digital art collections are growing, NFT is booming, and more and...

Agnieszka Cichocka 4 August 2021

Women Artists

Amélie Beaury-Saurel: The Incredible Life and Works

A true femme fatale in the art world, Amélie Beaury-Saurel was a French painter in the 19th century and a member of the Académie Julian. At the...

Ruxi Rusu 3 August 2021

Edward Tingatinga: The Founder of an African Artistic Tradition That Endures

Tingatinga is an art form specific to Tanzania. It originated in the works of a painter whose name was lent to the entire artistic movement. Edward...

Luciana Craciun 3 August 2021

Women Artists

Everything You Need to Know About Plautilla Nelli

Sister Plautilla was a Florentine nun and artist who lived in 16th century Italy. After centuries of neglect, her work is finally being rediscovered,...

Vithória Konzen Dill 2 August 2021

Long Read

Colonial Looting of African Art: A Century in Exile

Have you ever wondered how European modern artists were inspired by African art? They certainly didn’t travel to the continent, and the answer...

Jimena Escoto 2 August 2021