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Dachshunds in Art

By July 5, 2020

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

Painting of the Week

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...

  • 20th century

    Learn More About Man Ray’s Cadeau

    By October 29, 2017

    Man Ray’s Cadeau, 1921, editioned replica 1972, known also as a ‘Gift’, is one of the famous icons of the surrealist movement. It consists of an everyday continental flat iron of the sort that had to be heated...

  • 20th century

    Watch Francis Bacon Speaks About Gambling, Life and Death

    By October 28, 2017

    Francis Bacon was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged, raw imagery. He is best known for his depictions of popes, crucifixions and portraits of close friends. His abstracted figures are typically isolated...

  • Fashion

    Need An Artsy Halloween Costume Inspiration?

    By October 27, 2017

    Halloween’s coming! Have you already got a costume? Do you want to emphasize your passion for art but are bored with the usual Frida Kahlo mono-brow?  How about an artsy Halloween costume like… Dada Costume Bauhaus costume Klimt...

  • 20th century

    Living In The Shadow – Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer

    By October 26, 2017

    Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer were a 19th to early 20th century couple, and while their marriage and lives were far from ideal, history judged them both to have been notable painters. When Peder Severin Krøyer met the young...

  • Artists' Stories

    Charlotte Salomon: Death, Life and Theater

    By October 25, 2017

    This is not a story with a happy ending. Or a happy beginning for that matter. It’s a story of suicides, sexual abuse, a mystery to solve and art as means to deal with trauma. Ready? My name...

  • Architecture

    5 Most Beautiful Libraries You Should Know

    By October 24, 2017

    Shout-out to all students! With the exams approaching, sometimes I find myself spending more time in the library than at home… Or do you know this feeling of outrage when you have your favorite seat and somebody dares to...

  • 20th century

    Tove Jansson And Her Moomin World

    By October 23, 2017

    I hope you know Moomins from your childhood! It was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. It was a surprise to me, when I was told that the writer of the book – Tove Marika...

  • 20th century

    Frida Kahlo, The Broken Column

    By October 22, 2017

    The Broken Column was painted shortly after Frida Kahlo had undergone another surgery on her spinal column. The operation left her bedridden and “enclosed” in a metallic corset, which helped to alleviate the intense, and constant pain she...

  • 20th century

    Watch Basquiat Painting Live Downtown in 1981

    By October 21, 2017

    Jean-Michel Basquiat was a Haitian American artist. He first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s...

  • 20th century

    Rothko Chapel – In Search For A Meaning

    By October 20, 2017

    The Rothko Chapel is a non-denominational chapel in Houston, Texas, founded by John and Dominique de Menil. We wouldn’t be interested in it if it wasn’t a major work of modern art – it is quite interesting architecture-wise, as...

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