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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...



  • 21st century

    Jeff Koons And Louis Vuitton Bags – A Perfect Match?

    By April 21, 2017

    Jeff Koons was always an enfant terrible of contemporary art. This time, by working on the new collection “Masters” with Louis Vuitton he became also an enfant terrible of fashion. Koons is an American artist known for working...

  • 20th century

    9 Things You Must Know About Joan Miro

    By April 20, 2017

    Joan Miro was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. His work has been interpreted as Surrealism but it’s difficult to put his works in any box. It’s a great time to remind you of his...

  • 20th century

    Pablo Picasso’s Bulls: On The Road To Simplicity

    By April 19, 2017

    Pablo Picasso’s bulls are something that once seen, cannot be forgotten. The Bull is a series of 11 lithographs created around Christmas in 1945, that famously depict the beast in various stages of abstraction. All pulled from a single stone,...

  • Artists' Stories

    Ogunquit Artist Colony: The Painter’s Paradise

    By April 18, 2017

    The Abenaki people native to southern Maine knew of their homeland’s allure long before their European successors. The word “ogunquit” – which became the name of a small shipbuilding community on the state’s southern border – means “beautiful...

  • Just Weird

    Map of Famous Artworks In Europe. Do You Know All Of Them?

    By April 17, 2017

    An ingenious mapmaker halfabluesky has posted this map of Europe on Reddit, featuring well known paintings as the graphic for each territory. Do you know all of 44 works featured?

  • Food

    What An Egg! Easter Egg Art Edition

    By April 16, 2017

    Egg – the symbol of life, the victory over death, new beginnings and recoveries. And one of those gracious subjects in art which seems to be an endless inspiration for the artists. If you don’t know what do with too...

  • Religious Art

    Crucifixions, Bones and Gruesome Bodies

    By April 15, 2017

    Easter is coming! But before the happy celebration and dancing with bunnies in the garden, Christians go through a Triduum, a three day period including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday which remind of Jesus’ passion. Good...

  • Art Nouveau

    Loïe Fuller, darling of Art Nouveau

    By April 14, 2017

    This month we’re partnering with Europeana again to celebrate their fantastic new Art Nouveau season (21 February – 29 May). The season explores the depth and diversity of the influential art movement and features beautiful Art Nouveau jewellery,...

  • Just Weird

    Scrimshaw: True American Art

    By April 13, 2017

    Despite the enormity of whales, those pursuing them could go weeks, even months at a time without seeing a single one. With all that time between hunts, sailors needed something to occupy their hands. From boredom was born...

  • Photography

    Anna Atkins: Photography And The Botanist

    By April 12, 2017

    Anna Atkins turned to photography not because she loved this medium – but because it was useful to her. Atkins was a botanist, who developed an interest in photography as a means of recording botanical specimens for a...



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