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Women Artists

Violet Oakley: A Grand Vision by a Female Muralist

1906, Philadelphia, USA, a historic moment in art was unfolding in the Pennsylvania Capitol Building. A series of murals depicting The Founding of...

Wendy Gray 4 March 2021

Women Artists

4 Highly Talented Female Expressionists of the 20th Century

It always feels amazing to learn about new artists, especially the ones that produced Expressionist works. Personally, as a fan of Abstract...

Merve Parla 2 March 2021

Literature

Writing Poetry and Inspiring Painters: Portraits of Anna Akhmatova

It is hard to say how many portraits of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) exist – she was painted by many famous artists of the 20th...

Elizaveta Ermakova 1 March 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Threatened Swan by Jan Asselijn

Swans are normally characterized as graceful birds. They are magnificent and majestic. However, Jan Asselijn displays another side of these elegant...

James W Singer 28 February 2021

Theater & Cinema

What Did the Artists from Midnight in Paris Look Like in Real Life? Part 2

In Woody Allen’s 2011 Midnight in Paris, the main character, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself transported back in time to Paris from the...

Rachel Witte 27 February 2021

Brothers in Arts: Afro-American Artists Charles White and Kerry J. Marshall

In 2019 the auction house Sotheby’s sold Kerry James Marshall’s painting Vignette 19 for $16 million. That’s a lot of money for a work by a...

Michel Rutten 25 February 2021

Women Artists

The Provocative Art of Pat Douthwaite

Pat Douthwaite (1934-2002), a Scottish-born artist producing her most astonishing work during the 1960s and the first half of the 1970s, has been...

Sarah Mills 24 February 2021

Sculpture

The Most Iconic Sculptures by Richard Serra

Richard Serra is an American artist and sculptor involved in the Process Art Movement. He often constructs site-specific installations, made out of...

Caroline Galambosova 22 February 2021

Photography

Paris Through the Lens of Early Photographers

Paris is a centuries old city which witnessed many ground-breaking moments. One of them was the first photograph of a living human being ever taken!...

Magda Michalska 22 February 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Rembrandt van Rijn, Flora

Rembrandt painted his wife Saskia van Uylenburgh as Flora, goddess of spring and flowers, three times during their relatively short but meaningful...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 February 2021

Women Artists

Alexandra Exter: From Russia to Paris with Art

Alexandra Exter was a painter and designer of the Russian/Ukrainian avant-garde. Her work isn’t limited to just one genre or movement. She was...

Errika Gerakiti 19 February 2021

Women Artists

The Stunning Botanical Art of Barbara Regina Dietzsch

Bavarian-born Barbara Regina Dietzsch (1706–1783) was one of the finest botanical artists and engravers of her time. Her work was unparalleled for...

Sarah Mills 19 February 2021