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Artist Stories

A Queer World in Konstantin Somov’s Artworks

Konstantin Somov (1869-1939) was a Russian painter, co-founder of the artistic movement Mir Iskusstva and well known for his watercolors...

Kateryna Martynova 22 June 2020

Literature

Seven Books About Art for Holiday Chill

Holiday time but not sure if you can afford to travel? Or do you just need something to help forget about social distancing while relaxing somewhere...

Camilla de Laurentis 22 June 2020

Museum Stories

6 Highlights from the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin

Let's explore some highlights from the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the preeminent collection of 19th century art in Germany. The gallery was...

Anastasia Manioudaki 21 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Jean-Léon Gérôme, Truth Coming Out of Her Well

A fair-skinned woman, nude. Mouth open in either shock, rage, or maybe even disgust, as she emerges from a well. One leg is already draped over the...

Kristin Urban 21 June 2020

Photography

Julia Margaret Cameron. The Queen of Pre-Raphaelite Photography

The English Victorian artist Julia Margaret Cameron (who was actually born in India and raised in France) was an irreplaceable...

Rute Ferreira 20 June 2020

Artist Stories

Life and Work of Peder Mørk Mønsted

Today marks 79 years since the death of Peder Mørk Mønsted, a Danish painter who created an extensive oeuvre in realist works of art. Though a...

Maya Tola 20 June 2020

Museum Stories

If You Love Pre-Raphaelite Art then You Must Know this Museum

Britain is an obvious pilgrimage site for all Pre-Raphaelite fans, but did you know that the United States also has something great to offer? It's...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 June 2020

Contemporary Art

Kara Walker’s Fons Americanus

Kara Elizabeth Walker (1969 - ) is an American contemporary artist. She is known as a painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist, and...

Isla Phillips 19 June 2020

Women Artists

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: Five Female Painters to Know

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, an all-male artistic fraction active during the second half of the 19th century, has become synonymous today with...

Anastasia Tsaleza 18 June 2020

Women Artists

Behind the Canvas: Mary Weatherford

In our new series which highlights an outstanding female artist in each edition, we look behind the canvas at Mary Weatherford's illuminating...

Yasmin Ozkan 17 June 2020

Love Story

The Artists are Present – Marina and Ulay

Balkan performing artist Marina Abramovic was born in 1946 in Belgrade, Serbia. Ulay (Frank Uwe Laysiepen) was born on the same day as her, a few...

Rafal Skolimowski 17 June 2020

Art History 101

10 Things You Should Know About the Pre-Raphaelites

Just about all of us have a tiny inkling about Impressionism, the Renaissance, maybe even Expressionism and what makes each movement different from...

Abreeza Thomas 16 June 2020