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Art State of Mind

Celestial Bodies in Art – Comets, Planets and Stars

When we think about flying objects we usually imagine birds, planes, kites, balloons, or even UFOs! It’s easy to forget that at one point the...

Sarah Mills 14 March 2024

Trouvelot: Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, Aurora Borealis: As Observed on March 1st, 1872 at 9.25pm Artist Stories

Trouvelot and His Unique Art of the Cosmos

First published in 1881, Étienne Léopold Trouvelot’s portfolio of astronomical illustrations is an exceptional collection of majestic...

Jon Kelly 14 March 2024

Fashion

Fashion as Manifesto: Uniforms Designed for Imaginary Space Station

Using art to manifest one’s feelings and ideas has always been common among artists and designers. Fashion designer Dilara Fındıkoğlu (commonly...

Merve Parla 14 March 2024

Design

Soviet Space Art: Posters of Propaganda and Progress

Here is a small selection of our favorite Soviet space posters together with some tidbits about the beginnings of the Russian space...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 14 March 2024

Dine & Wine

Come Dine with Art History: Famous Feasts in Art

Socrates said that “We eat to live, not live to eat” (although his wife must have thought differently since according to legend she was terribly...

Magda Michalska 13 March 2024

Dine & Wine

Baroque Foodies – Social Media of the Dutch Golden Age

Carefully arranged plates of food surrounded by carefully planned out backgrounds, images with hidden meanings, a snapshot of wealth… What may...

Rachel Witte 13 March 2024

Dine & Wine

Cook Like an Artist! Kitchen Inspiration from Art History

For hundreds of years, kitchens in art were the undesirable work place of unsavory maids, tucked away below the luxurious living spaces of the upper...

Abreeza Thomas 13 March 2024

Artist Stories

Kiyohara Yukinobu: Sublime Female Painter of the Kano School

Not many of us have heard of Kiyohara Yukinobu, but we probably should have. She was a Japanese painter in the early Edo period (1603–1868) and one...

Candy Bedworth 13 March 2024

Contemporary Art

The Enigmatic Universe of Anish Kapoor in 5 Artworks

With his recognizable style and enigmatic works, Anish Kapoor is one of the most prolific and influential artists of the 21st century. These 5 iconic...

Carlotta Mazzoli 12 March 2024

Contemporary Art

Superfab, Superflat! The Most Renowned Works by Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami is a Japanese artist best known for his collaborations with multiple fashion brands and famous singers. You may know him from his 2019 collab with Billie Eilish, for the music video of You Should See Me in a Crown. His creativity is informed by traditional Japanese arts and modern Japanese pop culture. His artworks appeal both to the masses as well as collectors of fine art.

Rucha Vijay Bodas 12 March 2024

Theater & Cinema

Art and Cinema: The Encounter in the Work of Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda was an important figure in the New Wave (French: Nouvelle Vague) film movement. She is known for making her own cinema. Her sensitivity...

Dévra Taboada 12 March 2024

Women Artists

Yayoi Kusama and Her World of Polka Dots

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist and writer, born in 1929. Well-known for her repeating dot patterns, her art encompasses an astonishing variety of...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 March 2024