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Surrealism

Max Ernst and Birds: A Relationship Explained Through Paintings

Max Ernst (1891–1976) was a prolific German avant-garde artist. He was a pioneer in the early 20th century movements of Dada and Surrealism and...

Anastasia Tsaleza 2 July 2020

Museum Stories

Chiharu Shiota’s Installation Art: Drawing in the Air

Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota creates monumental artworks that immerse the visitor in a tangled web of their own imagination. Delicate yarn installations, filling a gallery space, move you from creation to death, and almost impossibly, beyond.

Candy Bedworth 2 July 2020

Animals

See a Man About a Dog: Dogs in Paintings

The title sentence is a charming English euphemism, usually used to apologize for one's imminent departure or absence—generally to conceal one's...

Joanna Kaszubowska 1 July 2020

Women Artists

Home and Migration in the Artworks of Zarina Hashmi

Zarina Hashmi (16 July 1937 – 25 April 2020), was an Indian-American artist and printmaker based in New York City. She was known by her...

Anuradha Sroha 1 July 2020

Erotica

Lesbian Love and Sex in Art History

Lesbian love and sex is an often hidden part of humanity. Furthermore, it seems like it was always so. However, there are few examples from the...

Marija Canjuga 30 June 2020

Erotica

Tom of Finland: the Artist Who Created the Village People’s Look

Meet Tom of Finland, the artist that inspired the looks of Freddie Mercury and the Village People. He was friends with Robert Mapplethorpe, and Andy...

Joanna Kaszubowska 29 June 2020

Contemporary Art

Pink Unicorns, Cowboys and Candy Clouds: Welcome to Will Cotton’s Own Wild West

New York-based artist Will Cotton is widely known for his distinctive iconography and style. Even those uninterested in art will recognize his candy...

Yasmin Ozkan 28 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Hendrik Heerschop, The African King Caspar

White subjects have dominated the Western art tradition for millennia, while people of color have been vastly underrepresented and misrepresented.

James W Singer 28 June 2020

Art Travels

Artists’ Beloved Travel Destinations as Seen Through Their Art

The Summer months are upon us; a time generally seen as an opportunity for traveling. A time for flying to far off destinations; a respite from our...

Rachel Witte 27 June 2020

Sotheby’s 1988 Auction. A Turning Point for Unofficial Moscow Artists

Perestroika and reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev affected all spheres of life in Russia. As a result, unofficial artists in Moscow felt the full...

Elizaveta Ermakova 27 June 2020

Art Travels

Travel in the Footsteps of Henri Matisse in Morocco

Until the advent of mass tourism, North Africa’s jewel, Morocco remained a relatively unknown world of Sultans, spices and sparse deserts. A number...

Charlotte Stace 26 June 2020

Contemporary Art

Modern Transgender Art

While individuals who identify as transgender have existed for a very long time, the concept is still a taboo topic in many fields – including art...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 26 June 2020