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I was a Rich Man's Plaything 1947 by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi 1924-2005

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Painting of the Week: Eduardo Paolozzi, I was a Rich Man’s Plaything

By June 16, 2019

Eduardo Paolozzi’s 1947 collage I was a Rich Man’s Plaything, which can...

Photography

Black Is Beautiful: Kwame Brathwaite at the Skirball Center

By June 15, 2019

Let’s play a game: pick up any magazine from a U.S. newsstand...



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    Art History 101

    Geek Art

    By May 25, 2019

    The geek-art community has an affluent and acquisitive sub culture that has a seemingly insatiable thirst for paintings, models and sculptures. Pop culture, fantasy literature, comic books, manga, sci fi and cult movies – all of these have...

  • Special Occasion And News

    Europa in Focus: Rape and Rebirth

    By May 24, 2019

    If you read my articles, you’ll know that I tend to get political. With the European Elections coming up this weekend, I wouldn’t be myself letting it pass unnoticed. Hence, I dedicate this post to Europa, a woman...

  • Edvard Munch, Head by Head, 1905, Munch Museum, Oslo - Edvard Munch: love and angst Edvard Munch, Head by Head, 1905, Munch Museum, Oslo - Edvard Munch: love and angst

    Museums And Exhibitions

    Edvard Munch: Love and Angst in British Museum

    By May 23, 2019

    “We do not want pretty pictures to be hung on drawing-room walls. We want… an art that arrests and engages. An art of one’s innermost heart.” – Edvard Munch British Museum in cooperation with Munch Museum in Oslo...

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    Renaissance

    Perseus and the Head of Medusa – A Very Florentine Story

    By May 22, 2019

    Benvenuto Cellini’s Perseus and the Head of Medusa is a sculpture that is commonly overlooked. In fact it could be the most regularly overlooked work of art in the world. Standing in Florence’s Loggia dei Lanzi of the...

  • Medieval Representations of Saint Christopher Medieval Representations of Saint Christopher

    Middle Ages

    Gentle Giant in the River. Medieval Representations of Saint Christopher

    By May 21, 2019

    In 1904, an extensive report made for the British Archaeological Association revealed that in England there were more wall paintings of Saint Christopher than of any other saint. However, this gentle giant of a man was equally popular...

  • Contemporary Art. Made in China Contemporary Art. Made in China

    Chinese art

    Contemporary Art. Made in China

    By May 20, 2019

    Chinese art is booming. The country has been experiencing a major economic uplift for more than a decade and you can feel that in the art world too. China has more artists than ever, and they claim that...

  • Simpatía (La Rabia del gato), Remedios Varo Simpatía (La Rabia del gato), Remedios Varo

    Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: Simpatía (La Rabia del gato), Remedios Varo

    By May 19, 2019

    Our painting of the week is Simpatía (La Rabia del gato) which is soon going to be auctioned at Christie’s. It’s a huge treat for all art lovers because for the last 40 years it was a treasured piece of art...

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    Women Artists

    A House of Their Own: The Red Rose Girls

    By May 18, 2019

    In an old house in Philadelphia at the turn of the twentieth century, four women made their home and their art together. Three decades before Virginia Woolf’s seminal essay A Room of One’s Own was published, they had...

  • Cinema

    The Innocents of Florence. A New Documentary by Davide Battistella

    By May 17, 2019

    A 600-year-old painting leads two art conservators in Florence on a journey that sheds light on the story of the hundreds of thousands of children who were abandoned, and the women who saved them. The Innocents of Florence, the new...

  • Sculpture

    Brass Heads, Coral Beads, And Ivory: Art from the Kingdom of Benin

    By May 16, 2019

    Today we’ll go back in time to around 1500s when the wealth of Benin kingdom (in contemporary Nigeria) was at its peak: when Europeans traded with Benin spices, palm kernels, gum, brass, ivory, shells, or arms; when art...



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