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Dachshunds in Art

By July 5, 2020

Dachshunds were first bred around the 15th century in Germany. Their primary...

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Painting of the Week: Thomas Lawrence, Julia, Lady Peel

By July 5, 2020

When I saw the portrait of Julia, Lady Peel by Sir Thomas Lawrence in...

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    Watch Sister Wendy Commenting Mark Rothko

    By December 28, 2017

    Sister Wendy is an institution. She is a British hermit, consecrated virgin, and art historian who became well known internationally during the 1990s when she presented a series of documentaries for the BBC on the history of art....

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    Women in Rossetti’s Life and Art

    By December 27, 2017

    Anyone who is reminded of Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood will remember their style by the representation of a very particular type of women – the ones with angular facial features, prominent jawline, straight nose, voluminous hair – the type of...

  • Special Occasion And News

    Let’s Say Goodbye To These Holidays…Christmas In Art (Last Time, We Swear!)

    By December 26, 2017

    To many of us, the Christian religious and cultural celebration called Christmas is surely one of our favourite times of the year. Burl Ives famously sang “Have a holly, jolly Christmas… It’s the best time of the year…” So,...

  • Special Occasion And News

    10 Most Famous Adoration of the Shepherds Paintings

    By December 25, 2017

    Christmas time is in full swing! Hope you’re having a great time with your family and friends. To sustain the atmosphere we have prepared for you Top 10 of the paintings with the theme of Adoration of the...

  • Painting of the Week

    Piero della Francesca, Nativity

    By December 24, 2017

    Among Piero della Francesca’s surviving paintings, the last one in chronological order is the Nativity in the National Gallery in London. The missing patches of colour, which might almost indicate that the painting is unfinished, are in fact...

  • Special Occasion And News

    How Do Paintings Spend Christmas?

    By December 23, 2017

    Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is almost here! Whether you’re religious or just enjoy a meet-up with friends and family, Christmas is an occasion to celebrate. If you’re curious what Christmas in paintings looks like, have a look. And...

  • Special Occasion And News

    Paintings for Hanukkah

    By December 22, 2017

    December is not only about Christmas but also about the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. It is an eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” which is celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, prayers and, of course, special foods. In this year Hanukkah...

  • Artists' Stories

    10 Photographic Reasons Why You Should Fall In Love with Toulouse-Lautrec

    By December 21, 2017

    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century allowed him to produce a collection of enticing, elegant and provocative...

  • 20th century

    Rackham’s Christmas Carol Illustrations

    By December 20, 2017

      I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book to raise the Ghost of an Idea which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it...

  • 20th century

    Why Did Andy Warhol Love Christmas?

    By December 19, 2017

    Who would guess that Andy Warhol, one of the most decadent artists of the 20th century, the owner of the controversial Factory leading a scandalous life, loved Christmas? Well, he did. A loooot. Warhol’s parents came from the...

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