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Nose Art – The Most Unique Art Painted by Pilots During WWII

Ever since men first went to war in airplanes, they have felt the need to decorate their machines with unofficial, often banned and personal...

Caroline Galambosova 5 November 2020

Literature

The American Artist Who Loved Everything British: Edwin Austin Abbey’s Shakespeare Paintings

Painter and illustrator Austin Abbey was born in America, but he loved all things British, particularly the works of William Shakespeare. He...

Alexandra Kiely 5 November 2020

Miyatake Gaikotsu and his Puzzling Postcards

At the beginning of the 20th century, when Japan started embracing the West and rapid industrialization of almost all aspects of life, Miyatake...

Magda Michalska 4 November 2020

Women Artists

The Post-Minimalistic and Feminist Art of Lynda Benglis

Post-Minimalism refers to all art practices that came out in the late 1960s. It embraces Body Art, Performance Art, Process Art, and aspects of...

Errika Gerakiti 4 November 2020

Museum Stories

Escape to Dia Beacon, New York

The Dia Art Fountain in Beacon, New York was permitted to welcome visitors back in August, several weeks ahead of museums in New York City. Timed...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 3 November 2020

Literature in the Pre-Raphaelite Paintings

From its very inception, subjects taken from literature were a staple for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Shakespeare, Keates, and Tennyson were...

Anastasia Manioudaki 3 November 2020

Ancient Greece

The Women Blessed by Dionysus: Maenads

One of the reasons why we find Greek mythology so fascinating is because of its incredibly diverse structure. All of the gods and goddesses have...

Erol Degirmenci 2 November 2020

Literature

The Art of Ekphrasis: 5 Novels that Deftly Describe Art

Describing works of art is an essential part of art history and even as a research method in itself. And yet, description is also often dismissed as...

Isla Phillips 2 November 2020

Museum Stories

Visit in Madrid or Online: The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum

We’ve found yet another reason to visit Madrid: The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza! Alright, traveling nowadays is a painful topic as...

Magda Michalska 1 November 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story for All Saints: A Burial at Ornans by Gustave Courbet

Who nowadays doesn’t appreciate Gustave Courbet‘s striking realism? We all do, but as happens with many geniuses, Courbet was not...

Magda Michalska 1 November 2020

Bizarre

Halloween Special: Horror in Art

Horror isn’t an element only of the movies or literature. Artists throughout time have painted repulsive and ghastly themes. For example, a...

Errika Gerakiti 31 October 2020

Creepy Art History: Bugs and Critters Hiding in Paintings

Creepy-crawlies: bugs, lizards, and insects. You either love them or hate them. But one place you may have thought they wouldn’t appear is in...

Kristin Urban 31 October 2020