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North American Art

Henry Ossawa Tanner, An African-American Artistic Pioneer

Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937), the first African-American to become an internationally successful artist, was known for his beautiful religious...

Alexandra Kiely 5 February 2022

North American Art

Robert S. Duncanson: African-American Painter in the Spotlight

African-American landscape painter Robert S. Duncanson made headlines in January 2021. This happened when his Landscape with Rainbow was featured...

Alexandra Kiely 5 February 2022

Women Artists

Emma Amos: The Story of the Postmodernist African-American Artist

Emma Amos is a great example of how a female black artist can effect change and become someone in a racist and sexist time. On May 20th, 2020, Amos...

Arianna Richetti 5 February 2022

Contemporary Art

African American Visual Artists in North Carolina

In February we celebrate Black History Month. Are you curious about African American artists from, or working in the state of North Carolina? Well,...

Rachel Witte 5 February 2022

Erotica

Male Nudes to Celebrate Men’s Health

Campaigning for raising awareness about prostate cancer, testicular cancer, men’s depression, and suicide is important. Today we are showing...

Magda Michalska 4 February 2022

Carmen Lomas Garza, La Curandera, 1989, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, ©Carmen Lomas Garza - The Art of Being Sick Art State of Mind

The Art of Being Sick

As much as we wish otherwise, the pandemic is not over yet. The Omicron variant cast a long shadow on our hopes of going back to normal. So instead...

Joanna Kaszubowska 4 February 2022

Boobs Art History WTF Art History

Breast Cancer Awareness: The Best Boobs in Art History

Big ones, small ones, round ones, flat ones, pointy ones, pendulous ones, young ones or old ones, we love them all! Boobs are important and have been...

Sarah Mills 4 February 2022

William Edouard Scott, Full Moon, Haitian Rhythm, date unknown, private collection. North American Art

The Bright Age of African-American Art: Harlem Renaissance in the USA

In the first quarter of the 20th century, the Harlem region of New York City witnessed an unprecedented artistic production. Later called the Harlem...

Merve Parla 3 February 2022

JR Louvre Contemporary Art

Vanishing Pyramid: JR’s Art at the Louvre Museum

In 2016, the urban photographer “JR” decided to visually remove the famous pyramid known as the modern symbol of the Louvre. Three years...

Montaine Dumont 3 February 2022

Women Artists

Remembering Alma Thomas

Abstract Expressionism was a movement dominated by male artists. Painters such as Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning have held centre...

Heather Johnson 3 February 2022

Neoclassicism

Jean-Baptiste Belley: Portrait of a Black French Deputy

Although representations of black people were overlooked for a long time, current social and political movements participate to reanimate the...

Amélie Pascutto 3 February 2022

Kara Walker Fons Americanus Women Artists

Kara Walker’s Fons Americanus

Kara Elizabeth Walker, born in 1969, is an American contemporary artist. She is known as a painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist,...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 3 February 2022