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Art State of Mind

Homemade Masterpieces: Art Inspiring Creativity in Our Homes

Art enters our homes in a multitude of ways. We might see something that appeals to us in a movie, for example in The Accountant (2016) paintings by...

Sarah Mills 26 December 2020

European Art

Boxing Day with St. Stephen

According to the Catholic calendar, the second day of Christmas commemorates St. Stephen. He was a young deacon in the community of Jerusalem who...

Magda Michalska 26 December 2020

European Art

The Best Time of the Year: Christmas in Art

To many of us, the Christian religious and cultural celebration called Christmas is surely one of our favorite times of the year. Burl Ives famously...

Pola Otterstein 25 December 2020

The 12 Days of Christmas

In the spirit of the festive season, our gift to you is the 12 days of Christmas retold in artworks. The Twelve Days of Christmas is a carol with...

Isla Phillips 25 December 2020

Art State of Mind

Holiday Inspiration: How Do Paintings Spend Christmas?

Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is here! Whether you’re religious or just enjoy a meet-up with friends and family, Christmas is an occasion to celebrate.

Magda Michalska 24 December 2020

Literature

The Snow Queen – Book Illustrations

The Snow Queen is one of the most beautiful winter tales. Originally published on December 21st, 1844, it is Hans Christian Andersen’s longest...

Errika Gerakiti 24 December 2020

Childhood Memories and Winter Charm by Vladimír Kompánek

Considered by many to be the Slovak Kandinsky, we would like to present to you the famous Slovak sculptor and painter Vladimír Kompánek who,...

Caroline Galambosova 23 December 2020

Museum Stories

Review: The Colour of Abstraction at Grove Square Galleries

The latest exhibition at London’s Grove Square Galleries, The Colour of Abstraction, is a vibrant group presentation of colorful abstract art.

Jon Kelly 23 December 2020

Bizarre

The Caganer: A Christmas Tradition

As Christmas approaches, many of us are probably decorating our homes for the holidays. Even though this year we might not be able to gather with our...

Soledad Castillo Jara 22 December 2020

A Controversial Christmas Tree in Venice

Weighing 9 tonnes, 10 metres tall, the 2020 Christmas Tree of Venice had become a scandal before it was lit up last week. Why? Because it’s not...

Magda Michalska 22 December 2020

Women Artists

Andrea Fraser’s Museum Highlights: Artist as Performer

American-born Andrea Fraser is a leading performance artist of her generation (born 1965), best known for her work on institutional critique. She...

Guest Profile 22 December 2020

European Art

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Snowy Landscape Paintings to Enjoy

Snow. You either love it, or hate it. Are you able to picture a fresh snow fall in your mind? Or is it falling outside your window as you read this...

Rachel Witte 21 December 2020