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South American Art

Party with Skulls and Skeletons: Day of the Dead in Mexico

Heaven and Earth are never as close as they are today. Today, November 2, is the Day of the Dead, when spirits come to Earth to meet their relatives...

Magda Michalska 2 November 2021

WTF Art History

Art Only Exists Because Death Exists. Skulls in Art

Dia De Los Muertos is about to be celebrated across Mexico. A far cry from the western commercial horror-fest of Halloween, it is a glorious...

Candy Bedworth 2 November 2021

Bizarre

All Souls & Halloween: Death in Art

All Souls & Halloween: Death in art seems like a fitting title for an article at the end of October! The feast day of All Souls and the festival...

Sarah Mills 2 November 2021

Maurizio Cattelan, KAPUTT, 2013, Foundation Beyeler Riehen, Basel, Switzerland. Source: Artsy. Long Read

From Specimen to Contemporary Taxidermy

There are many media through which artists can express their own vision, approach their aesthetic feeling, and capture the reality that vanishes in...

Caroline Galambosova 1 November 2021

North American Art

Welcome Autumn with Jasper Cropsey’s Colorful Landscape Paintings

Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900) was an American artist of the Hudson River School movement. He is often called “The Painter of Autumn”...

Alexandra Kiely 1 November 2021

Saint Luke. Maerten van Heemskerck, St. Luke painting the Virgin, 1532, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands. Painting

Saint Luke: The Ultimate Holy Painter

Christianity has a saint for everything, literally everything. And on All Saint’s Day, it’s the time we remember Saint Luke. Not only is he one...

Jimena Escoto 1 November 2021

Bizarre

Halloween in Hell: Dante and Virgil

Halloween night is this time of year when we go from light to darkness, where we can see and experience demons. For this special occasion, I want to...

Christopher Michaut 31 October 2021

Bizarre

Need An Artsy Halloween Costume Inspiration?

Halloween’s coming! Have you got a costume already? Do you want to emphasize your passion for art but are bored with the usual Frida Kahlo...

Magda Michalska 31 October 2021

Edvard Munch, Love and pain, 1895, oil on canvas. The Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway. Bizarre

5 Vampire Paintings in Art

Vampires are one of the most famous mythical creatures in history. The origins of their legend date back to ancient civilizations. Some ancient...

Errika Gerakiti 31 October 2021

Bizarre

Skulls, Demons, Devils… 13 Creepy Paintings Ideal For Halloween

Since Halloween is today, we couldn’t help but dedicate this article to the most famous creepy paintings. Forget watching horrors on Netflix —...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 October 2021

Interview

Helen Frakenthaler at Dulwich Picture Gallery: An Interview with Curator Jane Findlay

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, is currently presenting the first major UK exhibition of woodcuts by the leading Abstract Expressionist, Helen...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 28 October 2021

Dine & Wine

I Love You, Pumpkin!

During this time of the year, the color orange rules the world (when it’s not grey skies and rain, of course). Everything from leaves to grass...

Joanna Kaszubowska 26 October 2021