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Museum Stories

Are people on Respirators Really Thinking About Rembrandt? – Jim Dine on His Show at Galerie Templon, Personal Histories and the Role of Art in Crisis (or Not)

As Galerie Templon wrap up a retrospective exhibition of his iconic prints, we interview Jim Dine. Jim Dine has occupied an individual position...

Yasmin Ozkan 19 May 2020

Art State of Mind

Boys with Plants in Art (Hotties Alert!)

Boys and men posing with plants and flowers is a popular theme in art. The concept was revisited on Instagram, a social media platform on the account...

Anuradha Sroha 18 May 2020

Museum Stories

The Hidden Gems of the Van Gogh Museum

Every museum has its share of highlights. There are those that struggle with so many that it is difficult to make a list of reasonable length. The...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 May 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Vincent Van Gogh, Almond Blossom

Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime. He was not a financially successful artist, and he was entirely dependent on his brother...

James W Singer 17 May 2020

Love Story

You’ve Got Mail! Read the Personal Letters of Great Artists

Do you ever look at a work of art and wonder, how does the person behind it think? We always want to feel closer to the artists we admire. That is...

Elizaveta Ermakova 16 May 2020

It’s True, It’s True, It’s True: Artemisia on Trial Goes Online!

With museums and theaters closed, drama and art are having a hard time during quarantine. However, both these sectors have the chance of reinventing...

Arianna Richetti 16 May 2020

WTF Art History

How Art Inspired Game of Thrones Creators

It has been a while since Game of Thrones ran its course. Are you re-watching it during lockdown? Trying to escape our current bleak world, for the...

Joanna Kaszubowska 15 May 2020

Theater & Cinema

The Scary Dr. Caligari: German Expressionism and Horror Movies

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

Errika Gerakiti 15 May 2020

WTF Art History

Five Translation Mistakes that Changed Art History

Why did Michelangelo portray Moses with horns? Why are there monkeys in Giulio Romano's Chamber of Giants? And why does the Nativity scene represent...

Arianna Richetti 14 May 2020

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau was a French painter who painted in the Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), which...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 May 2020

Women Artists

Anita Berber: Femme Fatale of the Weimar Republic

Born on 10 June, 1899 in Dresden Germany, Anita Berber shocked and entertained the cabaret and bourgeois crowd of the Weimar Republic right up to her...

Kelly Hill 14 May 2020

Women Artists

Girl Power: Six Online Exhibitions by Female Artists That You Can View from Home

Although the art world may have slowed down recently, galleries and museums are making a conscious effort to provide alternative ways to experience...

Yasmin Ozkan 13 May 2020