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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: Rooftops in the Snow by Gustave Caillebotte

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

Review

History of Ugliness by Umberto Eco – A Sublime Journey Through Horrid Texts and Faces of the Western World

This book stood on one of my shelves for far too long. The compelling ugliness of its cover attracted me each time I longingly glanced at it. Now...

Giordana Goretti 20 December 2021

Painting

Faith and Art: The Religious Art of William Hole

I invite you to take a closer look at a great Scottish etcher, muralist, and illustrator, William Hole (1846-1917) whom I discovered by chance when I...

Guest Profile 20 December 2021

Art History 101

Essential Books for Art Historians (and Lovers)

I like a good listicle, so this month I decided to write about some of the most important art-related books you should read. Written in the previous...

Roma Piotrowska 20 December 2021

Native American Printmakers, Kay WalkingStick, Wallowa Memory, 2003, Review

Collective Impressions: Modern Native American Printmakers at the Georgia Museum of Art

Until Sunday, January 30th, 2022, the Georgia Museum of Art is exhibiting some of the most influential Native American printmakers at work today.

Candy Bedworth 20 December 2021

Photography

Best Photography Books – A Subjective List

Like many of us, towards the end of 2021, I found myself mostly home-bound again and running out of ideas of what to do with myself. Being a bookworm...

Joanna Kaszubowska 20 December 2021

Long Read

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 20 December 2021