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Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Rembrandt van Rijn, Flora

Rembrandt painted his wife Saskia van Uylenburgh as Flora, goddess of spring and flowers, three times during their relatively short but meaningful...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 February 2021

Art State of Mind

Flying Objects in Art: Kites

So far we’ve had balloons and celestial bodies as part of this series. Now we move to kites as our flying objects in art, but where do we...

Sarah Mills 20 February 2021

Women Artists

Alexandra Exter: From Russia to Paris with Art

Alexandra Exter was a painter and designer of the Russian/Ukrainian avant-garde. Her work isn’t limited to just one genre or movement. She was...

Errika Gerakiti 19 February 2021

The Stunning Botanical Art of Barbara Regina Dietzsch

Bavarian-born Barbara Regina Dietzsch (1706–1783) was one of the finest botanical artists and engravers of her time. Her work was unparalleled for...

Sarah Mills 19 February 2021

Eastern world

A Luxurious Desire: Ancient Near Eastern Ivory Carvings

The allure of ivory, a lustrous material that when polished gleams and glows, exuding warmth and a mysterious beauty. Near Eastern ivory carvings are...

Marga Patterson 18 February 2021

dailyart

18th Century Aristocratic Marriage Like in the Bridgerton Series

Three Ladies Adorning a Term of Hymen is a huge triple portrait of the Montgomery sisters by Sir Joshua Reynolds. It thematizes aristocratic marriage...

Isla Phillips 18 February 2021

Valentin Serov, Russian Master of Portraits

Valentin Serov (1865–1911), was a student of Ilya Repin, and heir to the best traditions of the Russian realistic school. From the very beginning...

Elizaveta Ermakova 17 February 2021

Museum Stories

Luxury and Mystery – The Row About Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs

The exhibition Fabergé, Jeweller to the Imperial Court opened in Hermitage in November of 2020. And only a few weeks ago its contents caused a major...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 February 2021

Language of Flowers: Hidden Messages in Flora

In 2021, we have texting and email. Social media and telephone calls. But a century ago, it was not quite as easy to get a message or love note...

Rachel Witte 16 February 2021

Photography

Nostalgic Futurism in the Photography of Mária Švarbová

Mária Švarbová is a talented, young, Slovakian, female photographer. She is known for her conceptual and minimalistic photographic series,...

Caroline Galambosova 15 February 2021

Medieval Art

The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial and Its Anglo-Saxon Treasures

A new Netflix movie called The Dig (released January 29, 2021) is a fictionalized story about the 1939 discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship burial. It is...

Alexandra Kiely 15 February 2021

Love Story

Lovebirds and Life Partners – Famous Artist Couples

Al Green famously sang Let’s Stay Together but artists are notorious for tempestuous relationships that end badly. But hey, it’s...

Candy Bedworth 14 February 2021