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Middle Ages

“Angel with Attitude”. Grumpy Angel from The Hyde Collection

By August 17, 2019

Angel is a painting by Niccolò di Ser Sozzo, c. 1350, owned...


History of Venetian Carnival Masks

By August 16, 2019

It is not a surprise that every carnival, regardless of its country...

  • Photography

    Moving to Abstraction: Andreas Gursky’s Rhine

    By July 26, 2019

    Andreas Gursky’s Rhine is an interesting piece that tells the transformation of a real-life picture into an abstract work of art. The move towards abstraction in painting has taken a long time ago, but it is not common...

  • Art State of Mind

    Sketchbook Project Invites Worldwide Participation

    By July 25, 2019

    New York City is home to some of the most prestigious art organizations in the world. Artists work and dream for years to reach the halls of the MoMA, the Whitney, and the Met – and for countless...

  • Artists' Stories

    Painters’ Bedrooms: Art for Moving Houses

    By July 24, 2019

    I’m moving house again and today I’m doing the final packing. Although I like my mobile living, I find it always so nostalgic to leave my own piece of the world, my private bedroom. Let’s Peer into Painters’...

  • Artists' Stories

    Pierre Bonnard: Bringing Color to Life

    By July 22, 2019

    When I was writing the article about the Nabis, I came across the past Tate exhibition on Pierre Bonnard which closed in May 2019. Let’s reminiscence a bit longer on the colors and hues of his paintings and...

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    Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: Nicolas Maes, Young Woman Peeling Apples

    By July 21, 2019

    Today’s Painting of the Week is Young Woman Peeling Apples by Nicolas Maes (1634-1693). Maes was a Dutch Golden Age painter who specialized in small-scale domestic scenes and portraits. Like many Dutch genre scenes, this painting features a...

  • Sculpture

    Bold Is Beautiful – a Guide to Spotting a Ravinder Reddy Sculpture

    By July 20, 2019

    Ravinder Reddy (b. 1956) is a contemporary Indian sculptor. His sculptures of women are now some of the most recognisable examples of contemporary South Asian Art. He studied in Vadodara, India, and also in Britain. Since the 1980s his...

  • 19th Century

    The Nabis 101

    By July 19, 2019

    Multiple times I’ve told myself while writing other articles: “I finally have to write about the Nabis!”. And still haven’t done so. Why, why, why, if they are one of my favourite groups? Hopefully they will become one...

  • 19th Century

    Jan Matejko – the Painter of Polish History

    By July 18, 2019

    Jan Matejko (1838 – 1893) is one of the most famous Polish painters. When he was in his twenties, he was twice awarded the gold medal at the World Exhibition in Paris, where his paintings hung alongside the...

  • Cinema

    Art in Film: Mrs Lowry and Son

    By July 17, 2019

    Chris Dobson reviews 'Mrs Lowry and Son', an upcoming film about the English artist L. S. Lowry and his elderly mother.

  • Art State of Mind

    You Got a Fast Car: Automobile Art

    By July 16, 2019

    I’m desperately trying to pass my driving license exam (so far no good). I thought that maybe art and Tracy Chapman could give me some speeding vibes in the car? Renaissance Vehicle This drawing presents the original idea...

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