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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

Artist Stories

Women that Inspired Vuillard

Jean-Édouard Vuillard was a French painter and decorator who was active in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. He distinguished himself for his...

Maya Tola 7 January 2021

Impressionism

Claude Monet and the Masterpieces Painted in Series

Claude Monet was famous for his series of paintings. He repeatedly painted the same subject in different lights, at different hours of the day, and...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 January 2021

Renaissance

10 Facts about The Last Supper by Leonardo You Should Know

The legendary 15th-century painter Leonardo da Vinci has an impressive legacy of artwork that leaves people astonished and awestruck even today. The...

Guest Profile 6 January 2021

Art State of Mind

What Makes an Artwork Famous?

Michelangelo. Leonardo da Vinci. Pablo Picasso. Georgia O’Keeffe. Rembrandt. The Renaissance. Cubism. Impressionism. More than likely, you have...

Rachel Witte 6 January 2021

WTF Art History

The Top 10 Strange and Bizarre Paintings

For every picturesque painting, there is at least one strange and bizarre counterpart. We usually gloss over the oddities, because, well,...

Abreeza Thomas 5 January 2021

How Roman Opałka Envisioned Infinity

In 1965, the French-born, Polish painter Roman Opałka came to an important decision. While sitting at the Café Bristol in Warsaw waiting for his...

Caroline Galambosova 5 January 2021

Sculpture

The Torlonia Marbles: A Long-awaited Classical Collection

After strictly remaining in the shade for decades and decades, one of the world’s most extensive private collections of classical sculpture, the...

Erol Degirmenci 4 January 2021

Erotica

One with Nature: Nude Paintings in Natural Settings

Depictions of the nude figurative form is a time-honored artistic tradition dating back to antiquity. Depending on the period in question, the...

Maya Tola 4 January 2021

Dance

Five Takes on Carnival in Art

Carnival is the festive season that comes before the Lean in Western Christian tradition. People come together during the carnival to celebrate...

Joanna Kaszubowska 3 January 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Saint George and the Dragon

There is a skirmish between the hero and the villain. Fabrics whip about, horse hoofs trample, and a dying scream erupts as Saint George slaughters...

James W Singer 3 January 2021