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Niki de Saint Phalle and the Nana Statues

We all have seen somewhere these voluminous, beautifully dressed, and dancing sculptures. They are called Nanas, and they were made by a...

Wendy Gray 29 October 2023

Artist Stories

Whistler vs. Ruskin: How to Fling a Pot of Paint and Win a Trial

After paying a visit to the newly inaugurated Grosvenor Gallery in London, John Ruskin wrote a stinging review of the modernist exhibition. The...

Ruxi Rusu 28 October 2023

Interview

Obscured Existence: Wang Guangyi at Palazzo Pitti in Florence

On view until December 10, 2023, Wang Guangyi’s Obscured Existence is the first Italian solo show of the Chinese artist. We talked to Wang...

Carlotta Mazzoli 26 October 2023

Halloween costume. Left: Van Gogh and His Starry Night children costume. Left center: Ariel Adkins, Woman with a hat costume, 2017. Right center: Idigcrystals, Can’t Help Myself costume, 2022. Right: Ecce Homo costume. WTF Art History

Best Artsy Halloween Costumes

It is the time of the year to get spooky. Do you have your Halloween costume ready? The following examples used their creativity to recreate famous...

Jimena Escoto 26 October 2023

Contemporary Art

Indulge in Juicy! A New Exhibition by Florence Houston

Taking place at J/M Gallery, London, Florence Houston‘s upcoming exhibition Juicy! (1-7 November 2023) showcases delectable still lifes.

Isla Phillips-Ewen 26 October 2023

Artist Stories

What Inspired Kandinsky? Nature, Spirituality and Other Artists

Wassily Kandinsky – a lawyer turned painter, a painter turned lecturer, a green-fingered man for whom a house with a garden was a curse (as he...

Magda Michalska 26 October 2023

Painting

All Faces of František Kupka

From Symbolism, through Fauvism, Futurism, and Abstraction, František Kupka is a great example of an artist whose works reflect changes that...

Magda Michalska 26 October 2023

Painting

Theosophy and Art: There Is No Religion Higher Than Truth

 “There is no religion higher than truth”, reads the motto of the American Theosophical Society, functioning since its foundation in New...

Magda Michalska 26 October 2023

Romanticism

Philipp Otto Runge: The Seer of the Mysteries of God

Philipp Otto Runge died of consumption at the same age as Christ, which to those who believe in signs might be crucial since Runge was a mystic who...

Magda Michalska 26 October 2023

Women Artists

Pumpkin Spiced Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama, the legendary Japanese artist born in 1929, began her career 69 years ago. Nevertheless, the world discovered her just a couple of...

Magda Michalska 25 October 2023

Dine & Wine

Orange Is the New Black: Pumpkins in Art

During this time of the year, the color orange rules the world (when it’s not grey skies and rain, of course). Everything from leaves to grass...

Joanna Kaszubowska 25 October 2023

Women Artists

Intimate and Estranging Portraits By Marlene Dumas

Marlene Dumas, a South African painter residing in Amsterdam, is known for her provocative artistry. Her portraits, featuring celebrities, young...

Magda Michalska 24 October 2023