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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...

  • Expressionism

    El Greco: the Grandfather of Expressionism

    By October 19, 2017

    The Guide to the Prado describes El Greco as a “philosopher, as an intellectual and as a sensitive and idiosyncratic artist.” It is these qualities, inherent in his individual style, that makes him the direct ancestor to modern...

  • Seasons

    If You’re Searching For A Path…

    By October 18, 2017

    I have recently come across a tiny little poem by a Bulgarian poet, Blaga Dimitrova: Grass “I’m not afraid They’ll stamp me flat Grass stamped flat Soon becomes a path…” Sometimes it’s difficult to be yourself and go...

  • History

    William Hogarth – Marriage à-la-mode

    By October 17, 2017

    The 18th century British painter William Hogarth created an insightful series of paintings about the arranged marriages of his times, entitled Marriage à-la-mode. William Hogarth – Marriage à-la-mode – takes us into the unholy world of love affairs...

  • Surrealism

    Join Salvador Dali in Alice’s Wonderland

    By October 16, 2017

    Salvador Dalí was a man of many talents – the most famous of Surrealists, he created not only iconic paintings of 20th century but also Chupa Chups logo or an illustrated cookbook. He also created incredible illustrations for Lewis...

  • Painting of the Week

    Painting Of The Week – Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi

    By October 15, 2017

    “Salvador Mundi” by Leonardo da Vinci – this week it was on everyone’s lips. All because it is back on the market. Christie’s announced this week that will be sold on auction on November 15th and before that will...

  • 21st century

    Pumpkin Spiced Yayoi Kusama

    By October 14, 2017

    Yayoi Kusama, the legendary Japanese artist born in 1929, began her career 65 years ago. Nevertheless, the world discovered her just a couple of years back. Now it’s trying to make up for lost time, organizing exhibitions such...

  • 21st century

    Liza Lou Beading the World…One Tiny Bead at a Time

    By October 13, 2017

    When I was in high school, my art teacher told the class to visit Liza Lou’s art exhibit. I agreed and seriously it was one of the top five impressive works of art I have seen. It featured...

  • Artists' Stories

    Montmartre – The Home to Many Inspirations

    By October 12, 2017

    Montmartre – the home to many inspirations was and still is the most artistic district of Paris. It is also known as the “heart of the city” and it surely doesn’t need to be introduced to anyone. It...

  • Architecture

    The Art of Mihrab – little masterpieces of Islamic art

    By October 11, 2017

    What is a mihrab? It’s a typically semi-circular niche in the mosque. It’s usually inserted in the centre of the Quibla wall, the wall which points towards Mecca, the holy direction of Muslim prayer. With time, mihrabs turned from...

  • History

    Carousels, Roundabouts, Merry-Go-Rounds in Art…All the Fun of the Fair

    By October 10, 2017

    The carousel, roundabout or Merry-Go-Round, has a long history stemming back to the time of the crusades and was used as a method of training for combat, with riders galloping in circles throwing balls to one another.  Eventually,...

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