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Mona Lisa at the Battlefield: the History of Saving Art During World War II

By July 3, 2020

During walks through the halls of museums, few people think about how...

20th century

Jeff Koons and His Balloon Dogs

By July 3, 2020

What do Jeff Koons, Jay Z, Christie’s, and clowns have in common?...

  • Art Nouveau

    Alphonse Mucha, Art Nouveau master

    By March 16, 2017

    Alphonse Mucha is perhaps the artist most publicly associated with Art Nouveau. Today we explore the life and work of the Czech master. This month we’re partnering with Europeana again to celebrate their fantastic new Art Nouveau season...

  • 20th century

    How Artists Portray Tragedy: Guernica

    By March 15, 2017

    …a Government official, tears streaming down his face, burst into the dismal dining-room crying: ‘Guernica is destroyed. The Germans bombed and bombed and bombed.’ The time was about 9.30 p.m. Captain Roberts banged a huge fist on the...

  • Photography

    Decadent Masterpieces Reconstructed In Photographs

    By March 14, 2017

    Two artists – Tania Brassesco and Lazlo Passi Norberto began their artistic collaboration in 2009 with the project “The Essence of Decadence”. The photographs they created staged the classic decadent masterpieces, created in world of the turn of...

  • 20th century

    Jackie Kennedy- Andy Warhol’s Modern Madonna

    By March 13, 2017

    The Oscars inspired me to watch the latest film about Jackie Kennedy directed by Pablo Larrain and starring Natalie Portman: While I was watching, my thoughts ran to one of the most famous, partly for its controversial nature,...

  • 20th century

    Amrita Sher-Gil – The India’s Frida Kahlo

    By March 12, 2017

    Amrita Sher-Gil had a short life, but her oeuvre is very rich. She is considered to be an important painter of 20th-century India, and sometimes people call her India’s Frida Kahlo. She was born on 30 January 1913 in Budapest, Hungary. Her father...

  • Baroque

    Painting Of The Week: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp

    By March 11, 2017

    Rembrandt painted this group portrait of seven surgeons and the physician Nicolaes Tulp in 1632 – he was only 26 years old then. Nicolaes Tulp was a famous doctor, the head of the Guild of Surgeons. He trained...

  • 20th century

    Dorothea Tanning- A Woman For Whom Max Ernst Left His Wife

    By March 10, 2017

    They fell in love while playing chess. After they had met at a party, Max Ernst passed by her studio to consider her works for his wife’s newly opened museum-gallery Art of This Century and was enchanted by this...

  • Just Weird

    10 Times When Egon Schiele Mastered Hip Hop Hand Gestures

    By March 9, 2017

    Art is a serious thing. But sometimes some associations once they pop up in your head they just can’t disappear. I didn’t find any scientific evidence for it but when you look at Egon Schiele’s portraits and self-portraits...

  • Women Artists

    10 Female Artists Forgotten By Art History

    By March 8, 2017

    Art history forgot a lot of great female artists. Those, who have been neglected and marginalised for years or even centuries are lately regaining their place on museum walls. There is still a lot to be done in this...

  • Women Artists

    Women’s Day Message To All Women!

    By March 8, 2017

    Happy International Women’s Day! I hope you are celebrating today with all women present in your lives: girlfriends, mothers, sisters, aunties, hairdressers, nail stylists, doctors, engineers, teachers, politicians and wise grannies. Today’s post is a remainder to all...

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