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Sculpture

Donatello’s Mary Magdalene: Penitence and Salvation

Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, better known as Donatello, was a sculptor born around 1386 in Florence, which is also the city in which he died in...

Soledad Castillo Jara 3 August 2022

Architecture

Aubette: Neoplasticist Gesamtkunstwerk in Strasbourg

Have you ever visited Strasbourg in Alsace, France? It’s a charming city full of picturesque narrow and tiny houses scattered along the canals.

Magda Michalska 2 August 2022

Architecture

Modern Living – Sonneveld House in Rotterdam

Visit the Sonneveld House Museum with us! It is one of the best-preserved examples of the Nieuwe Bouwen style, the Dutch branch of the International...

Joanna Kaszubowska 2 August 2022

Museum Stories

Casa Vicens: Visit Gaudí’s First House in Barcelona

When in Barcelona, don’t miss visiting Casa Vicens, the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí, the famous Catalan architect and author of the...

Zuzanna Stańska 2 August 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright

There are many iconic buildings, and it feels like more and more are being called that by the hour. But the list is a lot shorter if we only consider...

Joanna Kaszubowska 2 August 2022

History

Republic of Austria v. Altmann – Klimt Goes to Court!

Adele Bloch-Bauer was a wealthy socialite from Austria. One day, her husband asked Gustav Klimt to paint her portrait as an anniversary gift. But...

Ruxi Rusu 1 August 2022

Chambri People, Ancestor Mask, early 20th century, wood and natural pigments, Ceremonial House, Chambri Lake Village, Papua New Guinea, Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Chambri People’s Ancestor Mask

Ancestor Mask is a masterpiece of Papua New Guinean art. It symbolizes a vanishing tribal lifestyle rarely seen outside of...

James W Singer 1 August 2022

Review

Art Explained – 100 Masterpieces and What They Mean by Susie Hodge, Book Review

Depending on where you stand in the “what makes art” debate, you may think that art just is – it doesn’t need to be explained. But,...

Ledys Chemin 1 August 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Gustav Klimt’s Lost and Found Viennese Beauty – Lady with Fan

Fräuleins (Ladies), step aside! This steaming-hot brunette is back in town! After 100 years of captivity, away from the Viennese public, she...

Giordana Goretti 1 August 2022

Women Artists

Alice Neel: The Story of Defying Convention

Today, Alice Neel is considered one of the greatest portrait painters of the 20th century. As she usually painted her friends, family, neighbors, and...

Gokce Dyson 1 August 2022

Painting

The Dog Days of Summer Are Not Over – 10 Beaches in Art

In the Northern Hemisphere we are now in the height of summer, with a heatwave after heatwave testing our ability to adapt to the changing climate.

Joanna Kaszubowska 31 July 2022

European Art

The Art Waves of Cornwall: St Ives School

Just before the outbreak of World War II, a small town in Cornwall, UK, became a haven for British artists. Built of granite and surrounded on three...

Magda Michalska 30 July 2022