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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...

  • Photography

    Theodore Marceau: The Pioneer Of Photographic Studios

    By June 3, 2017

    Theodore Christopher Marceau (1859 – 1922) was an American photographer who pioneered the creation of a national chain of photographic studios in the United States in the 1880s. He founded the “Marceau Studios” in Manhattan, New York City, Philadelphia...

  • History

    Joan of Arc as Artistic Muse

    By June 2, 2017

    Many historical figures have fascinated our creative mindset: Napoleon, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, to name a few, but it would appear that a young peasant girl from rural France who gave her life for a cause she believed...

  • 20th century

    Edward Hopper Talking About His Creative Process

    By May 31, 2017

    Watch this beautiful video created by Walker Art Center presenting Edward Hopper who discusses the slow development of his iconic images. The video was created as a part of the exhibition Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process at the...

  • 21st century

    Is Jeff Koons’ Art Pornography? (18+)

    By May 30, 2017

    Jeff Koons has been controversial from the very beginning of his career, which began around 1979. Having experimented with inflatable bunnies, sculptures of cheesy angels and a lot of pink, he challenged us and our pre-conceptions of art and...

  • 21st century

    Watch Nicole Kidman As John Singer Sargent’s Sitters

    By May 29, 2017

    In June of 1999, Nicole Kidman was the cover of Vogue. In her cover story, she was photographed and posed in a number of John Singer Sargent re-imaginings by the Vogue’s photographer, Steven Meisel. Some of the photos...

  • Painting of the Week

    Frederic Edwin Church, Rainy Season in the Tropics

    By May 28, 2017

    Today in our Painting of the Week series we have something truly beautiful for you. I want to discuss “Rainy Season in the Tropics”  by Frederic Edwin Church, which for me is the painting of hope and new...

  • 20th century

    The Story Of Unrealized Hitler’s Art Museum In Linz

    By May 27, 2017

    The Hitler’s Museum – originally in German called The Führermuseum, was luckily an unrealized art museum within a cultural complex planned by Adolf Hitler for his hometown, the Austrian city of Linz. It was suppose to be the...

  • Art History 101

    Ladies In Red – Famous Red Dresses In Art

    By May 26, 2017

    Red in art history symbolizes many things. First of all, it was a color of power, status and wealth. Kings, princes and, beginning in 1295, Roman Catholic cardinals began to wear red colored habitus. In medieval painting red...

  • History

    Manchester Is Safe With Ford Maddox Brown

    By May 25, 2017

    I want to honour the victims of the Manchester attack by sharing with you a very little known series of murals hosted by the Manchester City Council, executed by a Pre-Raphaelites painter, Ford Maddox Brown, which portray the history of the city...

  • 20th century

    Watch Marcel Duchamp Talking About His Art

    By May 24, 2017

    In a 1961 interview with Katherine Kuh, Marcel Duchamp, when asked about his readymades, let it be known that the concept behind those objects might be “the most important single idea to come out of my work.” In...

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