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Imago Mundi, the Art Collection Sized 10×12 cm

Imago Mundi is a very unusual museum of contemporary art. Or maybe I should rather call it an archive, or an encyclopedia which showcases the art...

Magda Michalska 15 December 2020

Medieval Art

Written in the Stars: Zodiac in Medieval Art

Medieval Europeans believed that the movements of the sun, moon, stars, and planets directly affected their lives on earth. They practiced what we...

Alexandra Kiely 14 December 2020

Museum Stories

Lavett Ballard’s African American and Female Narratives

Lavett Ballard‘s work is currently on show in two exhibitions, When She Roars is on at the Long-Sharp Gallery and Women Heal through Rite and...

Maia Heguiaphal 14 December 2020

Women Artists

The Dialog Between Yayoi Kusama and Georgia O’Keeffe

Article presenting the relationship Yayoi Kusama and Georgia O'Keeffe developed during their career.

Amélie Pascutto 13 December 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Adolph Menzel, The Iron Rolling Mill (Modern Cyclopes)

The 19th century, the age of steel and steam, witnessed not only the developments of the industry but also of the new themes in painting. Now, simple...

Kate Wojtczak 13 December 2020

Art State of Mind

10 Masterpieces for Boosting Good Feng Shui in Your House

Feng shui is a millenary art which focuses on the flow of energy. It is most of the time related to furniture and decoration, in ancient times it was...

Sofia Rodriguez Cuevas 12 December 2020

Petticoats, Pennies, and Politics: A Short History of the Suffragette Penny

Have you ever found one of those old brown British pennies? In an antique shop or in one of Grandma’s old handbags? Just a small, flat copper disc?...

Candy Bedworth 12 December 2020

Painting

Joseph Wright of Derby: Painting the Industrial Revolution

Joseph Wright of Derby is deemed as the first painter to capture the spirit of the Industrial Revolution. His paintings portray the zeitgeist of his...

Anastasia Manioudaki 11 December 2020

African Art

What Does the Return of Algeria’s Skulls Tell Us About France?

On July 3rd, 2020, French president Emmanuel Macron made the decision to return twenty-four Algerian Skulls back to Algeria. The skulls were greeted...

Guest Profile 10 December 2020

Art State of Mind

From Spindle and Distaff to Mass Production: Spinning in Art

There are many artistic representations of women spinning, created across time and in various places. Let’s take some of the great depictions...

Europeana 10 December 2020

Women Artists

Guerrilla Girls, Inc. – 35 Years and Counting

Here’s a look at the Guerrilla Girls’ feminist interventions that have kept the art world on its toes in honor of their most recent publication.

Jennifer S. Musawwir 9 December 2020

Museum Stories

Reviewing Virtual Mauritshuis, the Gigapixel Experience

Upon launching its new Virtual Mauritshuis initiative on November 26, 2020, the Mauritshuis became the world’s first museum to offer a...

Alexandra Kiely 9 December 2020