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The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Thomas Nast’s Santa Claus

By December 6, 2019

“Twas the night before Christmas,when all through the house Not a creature...

Indian Art

Ardhanarishvara – Androgynous Portrayal of Shiva and Parvati

By December 5, 2019

The composite form of Shiva and his consort, Shakti (another name for...

  • Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: Francisco Toledo, Frog

    By November 24, 2019

    This is an unusual watercolor diptych by the late Mexican artist Francisco Toledo, who died this year. The work encompasses two totally opposite scenes; the sensual and intimate painting on the left hand side called Sapo con tortuga...

  • Art State of Mind

    10 Best Christmas Gifts from Museums

    By November 23, 2019

    Halloween has passed and the Christmas season has officially started. With it the longer nights, warm glow of lights and candles, and the headache of coming up with gifts for all our loved ones. It’s no easy task...

  • Museums And Exhibitions

    Fighting for Visibility in Berlin: In Conversation with the Curator

    By November 22, 2019

    I have managed to ask a couple of questions of Dr. Yvette Deseyve, the curator of the exhibition Fighting for Visibility. Women Artists in the Nationalgalerie before 1919 that you can visit in Berlin until March 2020. If...

  • Museums And Exhibitions

    Sacred and Beauty in Russian Art at Gallerie d’Italia in Vicenza

    By November 21, 2019

    The spirituality of the ancient iconographic models and the symbology of Russian art reach the city of Palladio, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vicenza, to demonstrate that even today these are a universal resource for creating new artistic...

  • Contemporary Art

    Vincent van Gogh Revisited: Art of Hope Gangloff

    By November 20, 2019

    The American artist Hope Gangloff (born in 1974) made several landscape paintings this year, some of which are reminiscent of Vincent van Gogh’s work. Her lively use of color and her tangled brushwork are probably the main reasons...

  • Renaissance

    Titian’s Metamorphoses

    By November 19, 2019

    In the 1550s and early 1560s Titian delivered a series of seven large canvases to King Phillip II of Spain. Each translated a small section of the Epic poem Metamorphoses, by Roman poet Ovid, into paint. Titian coined...

  • Museums And Exhibitions

    #MeToo Arrived in Museums: Fighting for Visibility in Berlin

    By November 18, 2019

    Since the 1970s and the emergence of feminist art, we have been witnessing the development of feminist art scholarship. Authors like Linda Nochlin or Griselda Pollock have been asking the ‘uncomfortable’ questions about female as an agent and...

  • Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: Fra Filippo Lippi, Madonna and Child with Two Angels

    By November 17, 2019

    On the surface, Fra Filippo Lippi’s, Madonna and Child with Two Angels appears to be another typical Renaissance painting of the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child. It is beautifully painted in bold colours, smooth lines, and fine...

  • Special Occasion And News

    The Great Art Robbery…Foiled

    By November 16, 2019

    Recently I had the pleasure of reviewing the Rembrandt’s Light exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Sadly, since Thursday, 14th November 2019, the gallery is closed until further notice. This is due to a failed attempt at a...

  • Fashion

    10 Beautiful Kimono from the Victoria & Albert Museum Collection

    By November 15, 2019

    Victoria and Albert Museum in London is one of the leading museums focusing on art and design. It’s special for me due to the vast range of their collection, excluding no material or technique. V&A collects everything from...

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