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Stained-glass windows, Nasie Al Mulk Mosque, Iran Architecture

7 Extraordinary Stained-Glass Wonders You Need to Know

The practice of decorating pieces of glass with the aim of adorning a room seems to originate in the ancient Roman Empire. Later stained-glass...

Camilla de Laurentis 22 November 2021

Painting of a family of rabbits Animals

Into the Wild: Peaceful Animal Paintings

Autumn is a period of transition. The hot, sunny days of summer become grey and shorter. The trees, lightened of their fruits, unwind to the extent...

Amélie Pascutto 22 November 2021

Ancient Art

Man, Woman or Both? Meet Akhenaten, the Only Androgynous Pharaoh

If you thought that ancient Egypt had always been only about a large pantheon of gods, solid and emotionless sculptures, and masculine pharaohs, have...

Magda Michalska 20 November 2021

North American Art

Marsden Hartley: An Overlooked Modernist

Marsden Hartley was a ground-breaking modernist, ostracized from the art world at the height of his career. Today he remains sidelined as a...

Louisa Mahoney 18 November 2021

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican, Photograph by Alvesgaspar Architecture

St. Peter’s Basilica—Layers of History

St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the most iconic buildings in Western culture.  But, the facade we see today is the culmination of centuries of...

Ledys Chemin 18 November 2021

Lalibela rock-hewn churches cover African Art

Medieval Christian Monoliths: The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

The highlands of northern Ethiopia contain eleven fascinating and unique churches. The so-called rock-hewn churches of Lalibela were carved directly...

Alexandra Kiely 18 November 2021

Architecture

These Churches Will Make You Believe In God

Churches are fascinating buildings where time seems to stand still. Allow us to lead you by the smell of incense into the dark Gothic interiors.

Magda Michalska 18 November 2021

Vincent Van Gogh, Wheatfields with Crows, 1890, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Post-Impressionism

Vincent van Gogh and Nature

Vincent van Gogh’s relationship with nature was complex, and it defined both his life and his art. The Dutch artist hated the hustle and bustle of...

Anastasia Manioudaki 15 November 2021

statues, london, women, Boudicca and her daughters, Thomas Thornycroft Sculpture

Does London Value Animals More Than Women?

Where are the women in the UK’s public art installations? Let’s take a look at the politics of sculptural commissions plus a top ten of...

Candy Bedworth 15 November 2021

Renaissance

Simonetta Vespucci – The Renaissance Top Model

If you would like to spot one woman from the Renaissance who could be called a Top Model – it would be Simonetta Vespucci. Nicknamed La Bella,...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 November 2021

The Business of Tomorrow cover Review

The Business of Tomorrow – A New Biography of Harry Guggenheim

Dirk Smillie’s new book, The Business of Tomorrow: The Visionary Life of Harry Guggenheim – From Aviation and Rocketry to the Creation of an...

Alexandra Kiely 15 November 2021

Artist Stories

Joanna Hiffernan: Artist, Model and Whistler’s Muse

Joanna Hiffernan and James Abbott McNeill Whistler met in London in 1861. He fell in love with her striking red hair and outspoken character and the...

Louisa Mahoney 15 November 2021