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Contemporary Art

On the Road with Visual Artist Jock McFadyen

We spoke to artist Jock McFadyen as he prepares to celebrate his 70th birthday, and awaits the opening of, not one, but four major exhibitions of his...

Candy Bedworth 19 June 2021

Artist Stories

Garlands of Greatness for the Astonishing 20th Century Chinese Artist Zhang Daqian

Zhang Daqian is considered the foremost Chinese artist in the last 500 years. If this is true, then what is it that makes Zhang Daqian so important?...

Barry Russell 18 June 2021

Asian Art

Top 10 Most Famous Chinese Paintings

With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It is also one of the most culturally unique...

Marina Kochetkova 18 June 2021

Baroque

Beautiful Chinese Porcelain in Dutch Still Lifes

Chinese culture has always been an object of European fascination – in art history, we see it in paintings, ornaments, architecture, fashion, and...

Nicole Ganbold 17 June 2021

Hail Luo Ping! 18th Century Visionary Painter and Poet

Luo Ping, Freud’s Godfather, proclaims, ‘kill or be killed…’ but of course Luo Ping’s subtler than this, he only suggests what’s...

Barry Russell 17 June 2021

Museum Stories

New York City Art Triennial 2021: Do We Dream Together? Are We Fine?

Exhibition review of the Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone and El Museo del Barrio's Estamos Bien - la Trienal 20/21

Jennifer S. Musawwir 15 June 2021

Contemporary Art

The Mysterious Zodiac Project: Ai Weiwei Animal Heads Explained

The Zodiac Project is Ai Weiwei’s first major public sculpture. The famous Chinese artist recreated the famous twelve bronze animal heads that...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 June 2021

Long Read

Tombs of Leonardo Bruni and Carlo Marsupini: Strikingly Similar or Substantially Different?

In the 15th century, Florence underwent a cultural and artistic peak without parallel, architecture, painting, and sculpture were at their height.

Guest Profile 14 June 2021

Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art. Made in China

Chinese art is booming. The country has been experiencing a major economic uplift for more than a decade and you can feel that in the art world too.

Michel Rutten 14 June 2021

Pop art

Rosalyn Drexler: Wrestling Feminist in the Pop Art World

Rosalyn Drexler is an American artist born in the Bronx, New York, in 1926. She attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City before...

Guest Profile 13 June 2021

Pop art

10 Masterpieces of 20th Century Pop Art You Should Know

Dominating the 20th century with iconic imagery, Pop Art’s effects on the art world are still being felt today. Here are 10 of the most significant...

Guest Profile 12 June 2021

The Influence of the Ford River Rouge Complex: Charles Sheeler and Michael Kenna

How is it possible that a 1000 acre industrial site in Dearborn, Michigan, with ninety three buildings that include blast furnaces, mills, a glass...

Wendy Gray 11 June 2021