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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 24 December 2021

Art State of Mind

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-Ewen 22 December 2021

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...

Magda Michalska 22 December 2021

Dine & Wine

Fish Paintings for Christmas Eve Dinners

In many cultures, Christmas Eve dinner does not include any meat or alcohol because one should keep a vigil fasting and expecting the feastings of...

Magda Michalska 22 December 2021

Dine & Wine

Chocolate in Painting for a Cozy Evening

Although December has been extremely warm this year, I still crave a good old hot chocolate and a cozy evening under the blankets. We present to you...

Magda Michalska 22 December 2021

Dine & Wine

Cooking in Pictures—The Food of Art and the Art of Food

Long before Julia Child published Mastering the Art of French Cooking, artists the world over had already made the connection between food and art.

Ledys Chemin 22 December 2021

Dine & Wine

The Scent of Orange in the Wintery Air: Portraits with Oranges

What does winter smell to you like? For me, it’s the scent of cinnamon-spiced gingerbread, mulled wine, and of course mandarins. My grandma...

Magda Michalska 21 December 2021

Renaissance

Most Famous Winter in Art History: Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel

In the Bruegel Room in Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, 12 paintings hang in the space. They cover the final ten year period of the life of Pieter...

Wendy Gray 21 December 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Winter in Paris: Gustave Caillebotte, Rooftops in the Snow

You open your eyes to the early morning light filtering through your windows. You instantly feel the cold air of the bedroom as you see your warm...

James W Singer 21 December 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Cuno Amiet, Snowy Landscape (Deep Winter)

These are the shortest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s dark and cold outside, but there are two things which brighten the...

Kate Wojtczak 21 December 2021

Asian Art

Here Are the Japanese Winter Prints: The Art of Ukiyo-e

The Ukiyo-e genre of art flourished in Japan between the 17th and 19th centuries. The term translates as “picture[s] of the floating...

Zuzanna Stańska, Kate Wojtczak 21 December 2021

Perle Fine, Untitled, 1957 Abstract Expressionism

Meeting Abstract Expressionist Perle Fine

To think about the abstract expressionists is almost certainly to picture Jackson Pollock with cans and brushes in hand, dipping paint into large...

Natalia Tiberio 20 December 2021