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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

Painting

The Hidden Meanings of Nature in Čiurlionis’ Paintings

What’s nature like outside your window today? Is it calm and relaxing, or maybe there’s a frightening storm swaying the trees? Perhaps you are...

Guest Profile 22 September 2021

Museum Stories

Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary at North Carolina Museum of Art

Czech-born Alphonse Mucha was one of the most celebrated artists in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. As an influential force behind the Art...

Nicole Ganbold 20 September 2021

Interview

CHEAP: When Art Meets Activism – Interview with the Co-founder Sara Manfredi

“Art” and “activism” surely are not enough words to describe what CHEAP is. CHEAP is an innovative Italian street poster art...

Arianna Richetti 18 September 2021

Photography

A Unique Artist Encounter: When Ara Güler Met Pablo Picasso

Whether photography is purely art or a branch of journalism can be a subject of discussion. For photographer Ara Güler, the artistic quality of his...

Merve Parla 16 September 2021

Contemporary Art

AI in Art: What Does It Mean?

I keep wondering if Leonardo da Vinci, who, in my opinion, was the most forward thinking artist of all time, would have ever imagined that art would...

Agnieszka Cichocka 15 September 2021

Art State of Mind

Dive into the World of Fairy Tales with Čiurlionis

Wouldn’t it be nice to immerse yourself in a fairy tale: hike among the heroes, fight monsters, visit enchanted lands? It would be a nice break...

Guest Profile 13 September 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms by Pieter Aertsen

Pieter Aertsen’s Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms is an interesting painting as it provides a wonderful glimpse into the varied...

James W Singer 12 September 2021