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Animals

A Lesson in Illustration – The Whimsical Characters of Beatrix Potter

By July 28, 2021

Beatrix Potter, best known for the charming tale of Peter Rabbit, inspired the...

Fashion

Dressed in a Masterpiece: Sonia Delaunay and Her Wearable Art

By July 27, 2021

Sonia Delaunay was a Ukrainian-born French artist and fashion designer, who spent...



  • Middle Ages

    Isenheim Altarpiece: A Crucifixion Like No Other

    By November 1, 2019

    There are real and fictional characters anchored in our collective unconscious. Their recurring presence in art history illustrates more than just our fascinations, fashions, or concerns. Studying them also provides an understanding of past and present societies—their problems,...

  • Halloween Special

    All Souls & Halloween: Death in Art

    By October 31, 2019

    All Souls & Halloween: Death in art seems like a fitting title for an article in October! The feast day of All Souls and the festival of Halloween are celebrated close to each other in the Western calendar,...

  • Sculpture

    Billie Bond’s Kintsugi: The Crack Is Where the Light Gets in

    By October 30, 2019

    Kintsugi (金継ぎ translates as “gold joinery”) is a Japanese art form and philosophy of repairing broken or cracked pottery with gold or silver colored lacquer. Unlike normal methods of repair, the “damage” is not camouflaged or hidden but...

  • Cinema

    The Art in Friends TV Series

    By October 29, 2019

    Who doesn’t love Friends? Without a doubt, it is one of the most watched and most loved TV series in history. We all know about this group of best buds and their hangout spot, Central Perk. Huge coffee...

  • Halloween Special

    La Calavera Catrina. A Skeleton Lady

    By October 28, 2019

    We all know Coco, a Pixar animation about a boy who dreams of becoming a musician, so he enters a talent contest, suddenly disappears from this world and finds himself in the after life, among the dead. It...

  • Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: Edvard Munch, Madonna

    By October 27, 2019

    The Norwegian painter Edvard Munch realized the colored lithograph Madonna in 1895. He is considered the head of Expressionism, therefore his Madonna is imbued with its characteristics. Expressionism, born in the early 20th century, expresses a reality distorted...

  • Special Occasion And News

    The Festival of Diwali Through Art

    By October 26, 2019

    Diwali or Deepawali is an ancient festival and arguably the most important of all Hindu holidays.  It is the third day of a five-day-long celebration that also includes the Hindu New Year. Diwali falls on the night of the...

  • Contemporary Art

    Disney Figures in Art that Make You Think Twice

    By October 25, 2019

    Who doesn’t like Disney characters? They are cute, sweet, and adorable. They also represent an ideal image and simplify our world view. That’s fine in children’s movies, but some artists use Disney characters to portray their criticism of...

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    Middle Ages

    Here Be Medieval Dragons

    By October 24, 2019

    Dragons are everywhere in popular culture. People make movies about them, collect stuffed animals of them, and dress up as them for Halloween. They have been staples of every major fantasy series in the past century. Whether they’re...

  • Indian Art

    Gods of the Hindu Trinity. Representation in Art

    By October 23, 2019

    The Hindu trinity comprises Brahma, the creator; Vishnu, the preserver and Shiva (or Mahesh), the destroyer. These three Gods represent the cyclical nature of our existence from birth, preservation, destruction to subsequent regeneration. These Gods are identifiable in their artistic...

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