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Painting of the Week: A Bar at the Folies-Bergère

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère is considered Edouard Manet’s last major painting. Presented in the Salon of 1882, just a year before the artist’s...

Anastasia Manioudaki 2 May 2021

Contemporary Art

What Is NFT and Why Is It Shaking Up the Art World?

NFT (Non-Fungible Token) has recently become one of the most popular words in the art world. It is a new way of investing in art or digital assets...

Agnieszka Cichocka 1 May 2021

Baroque

Dark Shadows of Seville in Murillo’s Paintings

Apart from fulfilling commissions for churches and noblemen’s mansions, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo painted genre scenes depicting poor children in...

Soledad Castillo Jara 1 May 2021

Abstract Expressionism

Stunning Abstracts by Seven Indian Modern Painters

It was the early 20th century when Modernism spread its wings in India. This happened as a result of an exposure to various European artists. The...

Urvi Chheda 30 April 2021

Rothko: Eternal Symbols of Life

When you say Rothko, you think of large paintings of colorful rectangular form with frayed edges, horizontal, sometimes vertical as well, floating on...

Irina Diana Calu 30 April 2021

Renaissance

The Marriage of the Virgin: A Comparison Between Raphael and Perugino

We remember Raphael for his art’s grace, balance, and harmony, which made him one of the great masters of the High Renaissance. His work gave...

Arianna Richetti 29 April 2021

Abstract Expressionism

Barnett Newman, A Pillar of Abstract Expressionism

When one thinks of Abstract Expressionism, the name of Barnett Newman pops up immediately. That is only fair since he is a pillar of the movement and...

Errika Gerakiti 28 April 2021

Art from Horror Movies: Japanese Woodblocks of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

For centuries gore has been part of the culture in Japan, rooted in its history. Its representation is very common in woodblock engraving pictures.

Sofia Rodriguez Cuevas 28 April 2021

Women Artists

Janet Sobel: the Forgotten Female Artist Who Influenced Jackson Pollock

Although almost entirely erased from the canon of Abstract Expressionist art, Janet Sobel (born Jennie Olechovsky) is now slowly gaining recognition...

Isabella Hill 27 April 2021

Art History 101

Abstract Expressionism 101: Everything You Need To Know

Abstract Expressionism is an art movement that emerged in the USA in the 1940s and 1950s. Some of its most prominent artists are Jackson Pollock,...

Errika Gerakiti 27 April 2021

Romanticism

Liberty Leading the People: Delacroix, French Revolution, and Coldplay

Eugène Delacroix’s birthday is one of the illustrious anniversaries of the month of April. To honor him, one of the greatest artists of...

Rute Ferreira 26 April 2021

Women Artists

Mela Muter – Accomplished Portraitist and Devoted Mother

Although in her day she was most famous for portraits of members of the Parisian Boheme, Mela Muter was deeply fascinated with capturing the...

Magda Michalska 26 April 2021