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Delftware 101 – The Brilliant Face of the Dutch Golden Age

By October 25, 2020

When we think of the Netherlands, a few characteristic things come to...

Painting of the Week

Painting of the Week: Cavaliere d’Arpino, Perseus Rescuing Andromeda

By October 25, 2020

The roar of the sea monster blends with the screams of the...

  • Ancient Egypt

    Man, Woman or Both? Meet Akhenaten, The Only Androgenous Pharaoh

    By August 10, 2016

    If you thought that ancient Egypt had always been only about large pantheon of gods, solid and emotionless sculptures and masculine pharaohs only, have a look at this short episode from Egyptian history, when people looked like aliens...

  • 20th century

    Chagall And The Coloured Glass

    By August 9, 2016

    When I went to see Reims cathedral last summer, I didn’t expect to find Marc Chagall’s stained glass windows in the centuries old church. Fascinated by this fusion of tradition and modernity, I decided to investigate Chagall’s work...

  • Artists' Stories

    Gustave Caillebotte’s Urban Intimacy

    By August 7, 2016

    Gustave Caillebotte was a master of urban intimacy. He was a member and patron of the artists known as Impressionists, in fact he painted in a much more realistic manner than many other artists in the group. Caillebotte wanted to...

  • Artists' Stories

    Claude Monet, The Artist Who Painted In Series

    By August 7, 2016

    Claude Monet was famous of his series of paintings. He repeatedly painted the same subjects in different lights, at different hours of the day, and subjected to the changes of weather and seasons. This practice began in the 1880s...

  • Artists' Stories

    A Perfect Andy Warhol’s Birthday Party

    By August 6, 2016

    Andy Warhol would have turned 88 today and would have probably thrown a giant party, since his Factory attracted country’s socialites, drag queens, drug addicts, actors, musicians and geniuses. They made art, love and … tones of parties. Nowadays, many...

  • 20th century

    The Old Man And The Art: Ernest Hemingway’s Art Collection

    By August 5, 2016

    Ernest Hemingway was a famous writer, that’s a fact. But not everyone knows he was also an art collector and that he began already in his early days in Paris. Ernest and his first wife, Hadley, first came to Paris...

  • Gifs

    Weekly Art Gif Selection vol. 5

    By August 5, 2016

    Time for our weekly selection of the best art gifs from internet. Enjoy! 1. Rene Magritte would love this: 2. And what book are YOU reading now? 3. Behave, Woman in Gold winks at you! 4. Apparently this guy had something spicy...

  • Architecture

    These 4 Mosques Will Make You Adore Islamic Architecture

    By August 3, 2016

    At the moment, Islam is a difficult topic to talk about. Yet art is beyond all that. We want to show you how beautiful and unique buildings Islam has created for us. Here are the wonders of Islamic architecture: 1....

  • Art Nouveau

    Why Are Cigarettes So Sexy? A Story Of Art Nouveau Posters

    By August 2, 2016

    Just to make it clear: smoking is bad. But… why do all those smoking people look so sexy with cigarettes?! (Like Marlene Dietrich with her cigarette holder, or James Dean…). I suspect that this whole cigarettes-look-sexy business started...

  • Bodies And Erotic Art

    Beach Bodies, Sea Foam and Shells – Summertime Venuses

    By August 1, 2016

    Venus, Venus, Venus. Who wouldn’t envy her? She is the embodiment of beauty, sexuality and love. She is perhaps the most often depicted woman in history of art. And she was born out of sea foam. What could...

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