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Iconic Colors in Art History

Every person probably dreams of leaving a legacy to the world. For artists this is a central goal and they try to do it through their masterpieces of...

Camilla de Laurentis 22 January 2022

Saltimbanques Harlequin, 1901 and his Companion by Pablo Picasso (1901) Art State of Mind

Feeling Blue? Color Psychology and Its Use in Art

The year was 1901 when Picasso’s dear friend, Carles Casagemas, committed suicide. That same year, Picasso sunk into a deep depression during...

Bruno Guerra 22 January 2022

WTF Art History

That’s My Color! Famous Painters’ Trademark Colors

Did you know that there are some colors that you can’t use in your art? Such “painters’ trademarked colors” are owned by certain...

Wojtek Rozdzenski 22 January 2022

Front cover of Color Scheme by Edith Young, Princeton Architectura Press, 2021. Review

Book Review: Edith Young’s Color Scheme

Edith Young’s new book Color Scheme: An Irreverent History of Art and Pop Culture in Color Palettes offers a vibrant new perspective on art...

Louisa Mahoney 22 January 2022

Art History 101

Mexican Colors: From Mesoamerica to the World

Not so long ago, artists got their pigments from nature. In consequence, every region of the world had its own pigments and shades of colors. In...

Jimena Escoto 22 January 2022

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Dinner Party. Judy Chicago, The Dinner Party, 1974-1979, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York City, NY, USA. Women Artists

Dinner Party for Badass Women by Judy Chicago

Dinner is served for some of the most famous and important women in history. Goddesses, saints, artists, poets, writers, queens, wives, mothers, and...

Jimena Escoto 21 January 2022

Edmonia Lewis Women Artists

The Fabulous Sculpture and Mysterious Life of Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis (c. 1844-1907) was quite a force of nature. She was an African-American and Native-American woman who became an...

Alexandra Kiely 21 January 2022

Women Artists

Marxist, Nationalist, Feminist: The Art and Politics of Frida Kahlo

Marxist, Nationalist, Feminist – these are words that describe not only the political convictions but also the artwork of Frida Kahlo. Although...

Kacper Grass 21 January 2022

Women Artists

12 Women Photographers Who Changed the World

Quick, how many women photographers can you name? From fashion photography to photojournalism in times of war, women photographers have covered it...

Ruxi Rusu 21 January 2022

Women Artists

The Feminist Artists Who Changed the World

Discovering the trailblazing women who led the way for female talent today.

Guest Profile 21 January 2022

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Strawberry Paintings Forever

There are very few who dislike strawberries, I know only two such people. I love everything about them, from texture, to smell, to taste. Painters...

Magda Michalska 20 January 2022

mushroom art Dine & Wine

Fantastic Fungi – The Tastiest Mushroom Art

My grandpa is a real expert at mushroom picking, he knows all kinds of mushrooms and he even spots the ones hidden in the high grass. I suck at this,...

Magda Michalska 20 January 2022

Dine & Wine

The Gift of Pomona – Pears in Art

Since ancient times the pear tree has been honored as a sacred tree symbolizing good health, happiness, and prosperity. At this time of the year,...

Candy Bedworth 20 January 2022

Dine & Wine

This Article Is Only about Cheese in Painting

I feel ashamed. As an official cheese-lover who could eat it every day for every meal, I still haven’t dedicated a single line to cheese in...

Magda Michalska 20 January 2022

Asparagus art Dine & Wine

Meet Asparagus, The King of Vegetables! Not Just for Vegetarians

The season for asparagus is very short as it starts around the 23rd of April (St George’s Day) and lasts only until June. Its special qualities...

Magda Michalska 20 January 2022

cézanne portraits Art History 101

5 Portraits by Paul Cézanne You Have Probably Never Seen Before

Paul Cézanne is mostly associated with still-lifes. Characteristic square apples and oranges laid on the tables with kicked perspective are...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 January 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Chateau Noir by Paul Cézanne

Today is Paul Cézanne’s birthday! He was born on January 19, 1839, so this Masterpiece Story is dedicated to him. We present to you the landscape...

Alexandra Kiely 19 January 2022

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Cézanne's fruits Dine & Wine

Fast and Yummy: All We Know about Cézanne’s Fruit

Paul Cézanne was widely misunderstood by his contemporaries. This shy man, who was a precursor of Cubism and Fauvism, loved to paint fruit (in art...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 January 2022

Klimt landscapes Art Nouveau

Explore the Unknown World of Klimt’s Landscapes

When you think of Gustav Klimt, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you probably thought of his portraits and...

Alexandra Kiely 18 January 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Ruins of the Château de Pierrefonds

Soon after Château de Pierrefonds was displayed, Emperor Napoleon III restored the actual Château de Pierrefonds in the 1850s under the direction...

James W Singer 18 January 2022

California landscapes Art Travels

Divine Beauty of Landscapes: California on Canvas

The beautiful state of California is home to some of the most geographically diverse topography. This makes for the most breath-taking vistas. It...

Maya Tola 18 January 2022

European Art

Arenig School. Wild Bohemians and Welsh Mountains

Welcome to a rollicking adventure with the Arenig School of automatic painting starring Augustus John, James Dickson Innes, and Derwent...

Candy Bedworth 18 January 2022

Impressionism

The Prime Minister’s Art: Landscapes of Winston Churchill

The English statesman Winston Churchill is one of the most respected and admired men in the world. His role as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom,...

Rute Ferreira 18 January 2022

Edo Period Ogata Kōrin, Red and White Plum Blossoms, early 18th century, MOA Museum of Art, Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture - Edo Period Art History 101

Edo Period in 10 Words and 4 Schools of Painting

Edo Period in Japan lasted from 1603 to 1867/8. During this time the country was ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate. Those 250 years were for Japan a...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 January 2022

Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow, 1930, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow

Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow is a golden example of Abstraction, De Stijl, and Constructivism. It purges the art of individual subjects by...

James W Singer 17 January 2022

Asian Art

Cats in Chinese Art

Who doesn’t love cats? Check out these cute and cuddly house cats, ferocious lions, and majestic tigers, created by Chinese...

Rucha Vijay Bodas 17 January 2022

Men praying by turbulent waters in a torrential downpour. Asian Art

Rain in Japanese Art

Although Japanese weather varies greatly across the archipelago, the abundance of rain throughout the year remains a common phenomenon across Japan.

Maya Tola 17 January 2022

The Palace Museum interior, Beijing, China - 7 amazing Chinese museums Museum Stories

7 Amazing Chinese Museums

While China is still generally closed to international travel, we can always virtually explore the great museums it has to offer. China has hundreds...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 January 2022

La Peau de l'Ours La Peau de l'Ours Family of Saltimbanques by Pablo Picasso Painting

La Peau de L’Ours: Avant-Garde Art as an Investment

Today, historical Avant-Gardes are appreciated by every art lover, taught in every school, and worth millions of dollars, but it hasn’t always been...

Arianna Richetti 17 January 2022