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Trompe L’oeil: How Artists Deceived Our Eyes Throughout the Ages

Without knowing, you have more than likely seen an example or two of trompe l’oeil art. It is a term that encompasses many art forms in its...

Rachel Witte 18 August 2022

View of the Menagerie at Kew, Thomas Sandby European Art

William Chambers’ Designs for the Royal Gardens at Kew

During the middle of the 18th century, landscape gardening became valued higher than a work of art in England. Landscape gardener William Chambers...

Anna Ingram 18 August 2022

Alma Thomas, Tiptoe Through the Tulips, 1969, acrylic on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Tiptoe Through the Tulips by Alma Thomas

The style of Alma Thomas has been compared to Byzantine mosaics and the Pointillism of Georges Seurat. However, it firmly belongs to the Washington...

James W Singer 17 August 2022

North American Art

Robert S. Duncanson: African-American Painter in the Spotlight

African-American landscape painter Robert S. Duncanson made headlines in January 2021. This happened when his Landscape with Rainbow was featured...

Alexandra Kiely 17 August 2022

Women Artists

Emma Amos: The Story of Postmodernist African-American Artist

Emma Amos is a great example of how a female Black artist can effect change and become someone in a racist and sexist time. On May 20th, 2020, Amos...

Arianna Richetti 17 August 2022

Contemporary Art

African American Visual Artists in North Carolina

Are you curious about African American artists from, or working in the state of North Carolina? Well, look no further. Here is a (short) list to get...

Rachel Witte 17 August 2022

Post-Impressionism

Vincent van Gogh’s Iconic Sunflowers

Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers are probably among the most famous paintings of all time. The artist loved these yellow flowers and painted them...

Anastasia Manioudaki 16 August 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Roses of Heliogabalus by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Lust, Gluttony, and Sloth. Three of the Seven Deadly Sins are depicted in Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s The Roses of Heliogabalus. Many other sins are...

James W Singer 16 August 2022

Art State of Mind

Language of Flowers: Hidden Messages in Flora

In 2022, we have social media, emails and telephone calls. But a century ago, it was not quite as easy to get a message or love note across to...

Rachel Witte 16 August 2022

Review

Art and Technology at the Venice Biennale 2022

The Venice Biennale is considered the world’s most famous international exhibition of contemporary art. Since its official opening in 1895, the...

Agnieszka Cichocka 15 August 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Madonna and Child with Two Angels by Fra Filippo Lippi

On the surface, Fra Filippo Lippi’s Madonna and Child with Two Angels appears to be another typical Renaissance painting of the Virgin Mary and the...

James W Singer 15 August 2022

Painting

Saint Luke: The Ultimate Holy Painter

Christianity has a saint for everything, literally everything. So let’s talk about Saint Luke. Not only is he one of the Four Evangelists and...

Jimena Escoto 15 August 2022