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Art State of Mind

The Long Wait: Best Waiting Paintings

As the world continues to witness the devastating spread of the novel Coronavirus pandemic, most of us find ourselves confined to our homes under...

Maya Tola 16 April 2020

Women Artists

Art in the Mail: Wisława Szymborska’s Cut-and-Paste Postcards

Wisława Szymborska (1923-2012) was a Nobel Prize-winning Polish poet, but she was also an occasional artist. Her main medium was quirky...

Alexandra Kiely 16 April 2020

Women Artists

Yayoi Kusama and Her World of Polka Dots

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist and writer, born in 1929. Well-known for her repeating dot patterns, her art encompasses an astonishing variety of...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 April 2020

Medieval Art

Notre-Dame de Paris – One Year Later

On April 15, 2019, the world watched in horror as fire swept through the famous cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. For several heartbreaking hours, it...

Alexandra Kiely 15 April 2020

Women Artists

The Big Eyes of Margaret Keane

Surely you have come across Keane's paintings at some point. They portray children and animals with huge eyes, looking at the viewer with sadness.

Errika Gerakiti 15 April 2020

Art State of Mind

Teach Kids About Art During Quarantine

All over the world, children are home from school for as long as quarantine lasts. Since it is never too early to cultivate a (hopefully) lifelong...

Alexandra Kiely 14 April 2020

Museum Stories

150 Years of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

It's time to celebrate 150 years of the Met! The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is America's largest and most important art museum. It's...

Alexandra Kiely 13 April 2020

Romanticism

When Romanticism Meets Eruptions: Volcanoes in Paintings

Active volcanoes are great places to visit, but the danger of a potential eruption is always there. When some of them erupted with artists as...

Maia Heguiaphal 13 April 2020

Animals

What Bunnies Are Capable of, Bunny Paintings Not Only for Easter

I had already written about eggs and how often they feature in art (quirky...). This Easter it is time for another symbol: the Easter Bunny! The...

Magda Michalska 12 April 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Salvador Dalí, Madonna of Port Lligat

Salvador Dalí's The Madonna of Port Lligat depicts an image of Mary holding baby Jesus in her lap. However it has layers upon layers of meaning. For...

Isla Phillips 12 April 2020

Holy Week in Art. Easter Explained in Paintings

To celebrate the Christian festival of Easter, here is the story of Holy Week and Easter explained in paintings. Palm Sunday Stained glass...

Isla Phillips 11 April 2020

Animals

Puppies, Doggies and Pugs in Art (for Dog Lovers Only!)

Dogs are man's best friends. And if a man happens to be a painter or a sitter for a painting, they must be included too. In the end, they are our...

Magda Michalska 11 April 2020