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Women Artists

Female vs. Male Gaze: Suzanne Valadon’s Reclining Nude

Female nudes are prevalent throughout art history. There are the ancient mythological goddesses, the Biblical Eves and Susannas, and then there are...

Lauren Kraut 5 October 2021

Art Travels

Here’s the Duomo of Florence!

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore or the Duomo of Florence along with Giotto’s Campanile and Baptistery of Saint John are designated UNESCO...

Maya M. Tola 4 October 2021

Cubism

Picasso and His 15 Versions of Les Femmes d’Alger

When the Algerian War of Independence began on 1st November 1954, Pablo Picasso felt an urge to somehow respond to the violence and suffering that...

Magda Michalska 3 October 2021

Art State of Mind

Paintings within Paintings: Time to Go Meta in the Art World

A few weeks ago, the art world celebrated the complete restoration of Vermeer’s Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window. It turns out that on...

Jimena Escoto 3 October 2021

Art State of Mind

The Ultimate Question: Why Should You Learn About Art?

Art creates emotions and, generally, you either like a certain piece of art or you don’t. But despite that, what is valid for everything else is...

Petra Dragasevic 1 October 2021

WTF Art History

Famous People and Their Doppelgängers in Art

Doppelgänger is a word of German origin (doppel- meaning “double,” and -gänger meaning “goer”). In old German folklore, it...

Vithória Konzen Dill 1 October 2021

The First-Ever Femme Fatale: Lilith in a Painting by John Collier

The apparent sweetness of this work by John Collier (1850–1934), a Pre-Raphaelite painter, is a wonderful testimony of the two sides of Lilith’s...

Guest Profile 29 September 2021

Museum Stories

The Best of North Carolina Museum of Art: Staff Picks

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) is an art museum in Raleigh, North Carolina, housing a collection of works from antiquity to the present. Its...

Nicole Ganbold 29 September 2021

Romanticism

The Troubadour Style: Fantasized Rediscovery of the Middle Ages in Painting

The rediscovery of medieval civilization is one of the most striking French intellectual curiosities of the later 18th century and early 19th...

Montaine Dumont 28 September 2021

Museum Stories

A Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition in the Mountains: Cantacuzino Palace in Romania

In 2016, an interesting project took place in Busteni, a town in the mountains of Romania. Sculptors from various countries gathered to work on the...

Luciana Craciun 27 September 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Trouville, Jetties, High Tide by Eugène Boudin

Eugène Boudin could be considered one of the fathers of Impressionism. It was he who met and influenced a young Claude Monet in 1858 with his...

James W Singer 26 September 2021

Museum Stories

Beyond the National Gallery and Tate: Best London Art Museums

All of the art museums in London have free entry and also host excellent exhibitions worth their ticket prices. Some may be well known locations, and...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 25 September 2021