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Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Vincent van Gogh, Bridge in the Rain (after Hiroshige)

In the mid 19th century, Japanese ports were suddenly opened up to international trade, and Europeans went crazy for Japanese culture and art,...

Kelly Hill 10 May 2020

Bizarre

The Most Scandalous Artworks of Marcel Duchamp

In addition to Marcel Duchamp's famous readymades, during his life he created less known works that were provocative and caused a scandal among the...

Rafal Skolimowski 9 May 2020

Museum Stories

Art-Inspired Floral Designs at the San Diego Museum of Art

Every year since 1981, the San Diego Museum of Art has set aside a spring weekend for Art Alive, an exhibition of art-inspired floral designs. For...

Alexandra Kiely 8 May 2020

Fashion

Negligee Fashion: Top 5 Gorgeous Homewear Outfits in Art

Due to quarantine, homewear fashion is popular once again. But don't think that boudoir fashion was unpopular before this. As art shows, from the...

Kateryna Martynova 8 May 2020

Women Artists

Violeta Parra, First Latin American in the Louvre

In April 1964 the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris hosted an extraordinary exhibition which went down in history as the first solo show of a...

Magda Michalska 7 May 2020

Art Travels

Art Travels: Beng Mealea, Cambodia

The Beng Mealea is a large and mysterious temple in the remote Cambodian countryside – about 25 miles from the main Angkor region near the stone...

Maya Tola 7 May 2020

Women Artists

Sofonisba: The Life of a Rule-Breaker Painter

During the Italian Renaissance, women artists were not allowed the same access to artistic education as men. Sofonisba Anguissola, however, used her...

Nina Relf 6 May 2020

Artist Stories

Edgar Degas and New Orleans’ Paintings

Just about everyone has heard of “the painter of dancers,” Edgar Degas. However, the paintings Degas created in modern America’s favorite party...

Abreeza Thomas 6 May 2020

Renaissance

Donatello’s Mary Magdalene: Penitence and Salvation

Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, better known as Donatello, was a sculptor born around 1386 in Florence, which is also the city in which he died in...

Soledad Castillo Jara 5 May 2020

Erotica

Female Nude Codes in Painting From Giorgione’s Venus to Odalisques and Olympias

Museums are filled with paintings of nude women. It is a very codified practice that has changed over the ages. Giorgione's Sleeping Venus inspired...

Maia Heguiaphal 5 May 2020

Rainbows in Art History: A Symbol of Hope for a Better Future

Let us look at the significance of rainbows in art history across different cultures. Even though we now know the scientific reason behind rainbows,...

Anuradha Sroha 4 May 2020

Museum Stories

10 Highlights from the Van Gogh Museum

In a museum dedicated to a painter like Vincent van Gogh, you are bound to find more than ten highlights. But since we all like lists, and as lists...

Joanna Kaszubowska 3 May 2020