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Women Artists

5 Modern Women Artists to Know

When we think of modern women artists, certain names immediately come to mind. For instance, anyone can name Frida Kahlo, and the more well-read will...

Anastasia Tsaleza 1 March 2022

North American Art

The True Story of Pocahontas Shown in Art History

If you ask any kid in America who Elizabeth Candy Stanton was, you’ll probably get a silent stare. Mention Pocahontas and the majority will light...

Cecilia Dancourt 28 February 2022

Renaissance

The Fantasy World of Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s Portraits

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was the King of Mannerism. If you see a human portrait made of plants, vegetables, books, animals and generally speaking, stuff...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 February 2022

Alexandre Cabanel, Cleopatra, 1887, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Cleopatra by Alexandre Cabanel

Queen Cleopatra is a popular subject today – as she was in the late 19th century. Alexandre Cabanel’s Cleopatra explores a single moment of her...

James W Singer 28 February 2022

Painting

The Collision of Old and New in American Paintings: 5 Vignettes of Artists

Contemporary American painters experiment with older and more traditional painting techniques and take those methods in new directions, showcasing an...

Guest Profile 28 February 2022

Design

The Prismatic Glass Tiles of Frank Lloyd Wright

Early in his career, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright – the famous pioneer of the Prairie School style at the turn of the 20th century –...

Anthony de Feo 28 February 2022

Architecture

Masterpiece Story: Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright

There are many iconic buildings, and it feels like more and more are being called that by the hour. But the list is a lot shorter if we only consider...

Joanna Kaszubowska 28 February 2022

Architecture

Carlo Scarpa: The Modern Son of Venice

When you think of Venice you probably first see the Piazza San Marco in your mind’s eye. Then some canals and gondolas, or maybe the other way...

Joanna Kaszubowska 28 February 2022

Architecture

The Louvre Pyramid and 5 Other Art Museums Designed by Ieoh Ming Pei

Ieoh Ming Pei (貝聿銘) (1917-2019) was a Chinese American modernist architect with international acclaim. Exciting for art history fans, many...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 28 February 2022

Art Travels

A Texas Must See for Modern Art Fans: Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel is a non-denominational chapel in Houston, Texas, founded by John and Dominique de Menil. It is definitely among the major works of...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 February 2022

Artist Stories

8 Things Everyone Should Know About Joaquín Sorolla

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida was a Spanish painter whose style was a variant of Impressionism. His best works, painted in the open air, vividly portray...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 February 2022

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, Girl entering the water, 1915, private collection Impressionism

Joaquín Sorolla : The Luminosity of the Mediterranean

If like me, you’re nostalgic for summer light, long vacation days, walks on the beach, and lying on the sand with a good book in your hand...

Andra Patricia Ritisan 27 February 2022