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Design

The Artistic Totality of Portuguese Azulejos

Azulejos are a major part of Portuguese history and cultural heritage. These hand-crafted tiles have created such a dynamic presence over the...

Marga Patterson 8 November 2023

Baroque

Delftware 101 – The Brilliant Face of the Dutch Golden Age

When we think of the Netherlands, a few characteristic things come to mind: tulips, windmills, orange, cheese and painted clogs to name but a few.

Giordana Goretti 8 November 2023

Design

The Fascinating Ceramic Tile Art of the Anatolian Seljuks

The ceramic tile art of the Anatolian Seljuks dazzled with its mystical turquoise hues, fantastical creatures, and figural depictions. So, who were...

Marga Patterson 8 November 2023

South American Art

Art and Ritual: Culture of the Enigmatic Moche People

The Moche were an ancient, Indigenous people of Andean Peru. They are considered to be one of the most influential civilizations of the ancient...

Marga Patterson 8 November 2023

Baroque

5 Still Lifes by Francisco de Zurbarán You Need to Know

Although he is best known for his religious themes, Francisco de Zurbarán created wonderful still lifes that stand out for their simplicity and, at...

Andra Patricia Ritisan 7 November 2023

Asian Art

Edo Period in 10 Words and 4 Schools of Painting

Edo period in Japan lasted from 1603 to 1867/1868. During this time the country was ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate. Those 250 years were a time of...

Joanna Kaszubowska 6 November 2023

Florine Stettheimer, Spring Sale at Bendel's cover Women Artists

The Charming, Witty, Surprisingly Modern Art of Florine Stettheimer

American modernist Florine Stettheimer (1871–1944) created a joyful, Rococo-inspired aesthetic that was all her own. She depicted scenes of life...

Alexandra Kiely 6 November 2023

Artist Stories

Paul Gauguin – Master or Monster?

When Paul Gauguin visited Tahiti in the 1890’s was he a genius in search of paradise, or a seedy sex tourist? A painter, printmaker, sculptor,...

Candy Bedworth 6 November 2023

Prehistoric Art

Stonehenge: Incredible Facts and Fascinating Theories

Stonehenge is one of the most famous archeological sites in the world, located in the county of Wiltshire, UK. Nowadays we do know some things about...

Camilla de Laurentis 6 November 2023

Art Nouveau

Carl Strathmann’s Bizarre Cabinet of Art Nouveau Curiosities

Tired of the forever beautification of women in Art Nouveau worlds of flamboyant ornaments and stylized flowers? Then you should be looking at Carl...

Kero Fichter 6 November 2023

Museum Stories

Mysterious Wise Woman in Paulina Ołowska’s Paintings

Paulina Ołowska, a prominent Polish artist known primarily for her paintings, is not one to be confined by artistic conventions. A fervor for...

Piotr Policht 6 November 2023

Ancient Art

Blues of Babylon: The Ishtar Gate

Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian city (modern-day Iraq) existed from the 18th century to the 6th century BCE. Since that time its legend has...

Nadine Waldmann 6 November 2023