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Ancient Egypt

Modernism Foretold: The Nadler Collection of Late Antique Art from Egypt — Interview with Asen Kirin

For the first time since 1986, the Nadler Collection will be shown to the public in the exhibition Modernism Foretold: The Nadler Collection of Late...

Arianna Richetti 14 January 2021

Impressionism

The Musician, the Faun, and the Sunrise—Impressionism in Three Arts

What do you get when you add some light, some inspiration, and some musical color? You get the recipe for cutting-edge content that will change how...

Ledys Chemin 13 January 2021

Women Artists

The Scenographic World of Elena Antonopoulou

Elena Antonopoulou is a young artist from Greece. She has studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts. Also, she has participated in several artistic...

Errika Gerakiti 13 January 2021

Artist

Famous Musicians who Paint: Making Music and Art

Creatively speaking, the term ‘art’ can mean many things. Whether it is music, writing, painting, sculpting, or drawing, it is all under...

Rachel Witte 12 January 2021

The Image of Discord: Pisanello’s Medal of John VIII Palaiologos

Antoni di Pisanello’s most famous medal conceals a story of schism, war, and the end of an era. A small piece with a huge history. The...

Guest Profile 12 January 2021

Museum Stories

The State Russian Museum Highlights

The State Russian Museum is the country’s first museum of Russian fine art. It represents the history of Russian culture for more than a...

Elizaveta Ermakova 11 January 2021

Sculpture

César Baldaccini: Master of Compression

César Baldaccini, better known simply as César, was a prominent French sculptor of the 1960s. He created large sculptures formed by compressing...

Caroline Galambosova 11 January 2021

Photography

Best Photography Books – A Subjective List

Like many of us, towards the end of 2020, I found myself mostly home-bound again and running out of ideas of what to do with myself. Being a bookworm...

Joanna Kaszubowska 10 January 2021

Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, Miranda

Miranda, from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest is the subject of a painting by John William Waterhouse. She has been detained on an island,...

Guest Profile 10 January 2021

Ancient Rome

How to Identify a Roman Emperor by His Beard

How many times have you walked into a museum full of statues or busts and not been able to tell one ancient sculpture from another? It can be...

Lauren Dorsey 9 January 2021

Artist Stories

The Story of Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom and Its Three Versions

The Bedroom(s) are among the most famous paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Why the plural? There are three similar paintings of the same title. All...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 January 2021

Long Read

David Bowie: From Popstar to Neo-Expressionist Painter

Most people know David Bowie as a popstar and performer, but do you know his secret talent? He embraced the fine arts as well as music, performing...

Michel Rutten 8 January 2021