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

Heaven and earth are never as close as they are on that day. November 1 and 2 are traditionally celebrated as the Day of the Dead when spirits come...

Magda Michalska 30 October 2023

Special

All Souls & Halloween: Death in Art

All Souls & Halloween: Death in Art seems like a fitting title for an article at the beginning of November! The feast day of All Souls and the...

Sarah Mills 30 October 2023

Bizarre

Halloween Special: Horror in Art

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

Errika Gerakiti 30 October 2023

Theater & Cinema

The Scary Dr. Caligari: German Expressionism and Horror Movies

Expressionism is a movement with many branches. It inspired various artists and each one of them embraced it differently. Above all, it encouraged...

Errika Gerakiti 30 October 2023

Baroque

Nine Reasons to Smile with Frans Hals’ Portraits

Frans Hals (c. 1582–1666) was one of the Dutch Golden Age painters. Born in Antwerp, he spent his entire adult life in Haarlem. Hals is most famous...

Joanna Kaszubowska 30 October 2023

niki de saint phalle Women Artists

Niki de Saint Phalle and the Nana Statues

We all have seen somewhere these voluminous, beautifully dressed, and dancing sculptures. They are called Nanas, and they were made by a...

Wendy Gray 29 October 2023

Artist Stories

Whistler vs. Ruskin: How to Fling a Pot of Paint and Win a Trial

After paying a visit to the newly inaugurated Grosvenor Gallery in London, John Ruskin wrote a stinging review of the modernist exhibition. The...

Ruxi Rusu 28 October 2023

Interview

Obscured Existence: Wang Guangyi at Palazzo Pitti in Florence

On view until December 10, 2023, Wang Guangyi’s Obscured Existence is the first Italian solo show of the Chinese artist. We talked to Wang...

Carlotta Mazzoli 26 October 2023

Halloween costume. Left: Van Gogh and His Starry Night children costume. Left center: Ariel Adkins, Woman with a hat costume, 2017. Right center: Idigcrystals, Can’t Help Myself costume, 2022. Right: Ecce Homo costume. WTF Art History

Best Artsy Halloween Costumes

It is the time of the year to get spooky. Do you have your Halloween costume ready? The following examples used their creativity to recreate famous...

Jimena Escoto 26 October 2023

Contemporary Art

Indulge in Juicy! A New Exhibition by Florence Houston

Taking place at J/M Gallery, London, Florence Houston‘s upcoming exhibition Juicy! (1-7 November 2023) showcases delectable still lifes.

Isla Phillips-Ewen 26 October 2023

Artist Stories

What Inspired Kandinsky? Nature, Spirituality and Other Artists

Wassily Kandinsky – a lawyer turned painter, a painter turned lecturer, a green-fingered man for whom a house with a garden was a curse (as he...

Magda Michalska 26 October 2023

Painting

All Faces of František Kupka

From Symbolism, through Fauvism, Futurism, and Abstraction, František Kupka is a great example of an artist whose works reflect changes that...

Magda Michalska 26 October 2023