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Painting of the Week: Pierre-Jacques Volaire, Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

By February 23, 2020

The ground shakes and rumbles as the nearby mountain awakens. Smoke emerges...

Museums And Exhibitions

Introducing the Cleveland Museum of Art

By February 22, 2020

The Cleveland Museum of Art is a major American art museum, renowned...

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    150 Years of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    By January 25, 2020

    It’s time to celebrate 150 years of the Met! The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is America’s largest and most important art museum. It’s also one the most significant museums in the whole world. It...

  • Eastern world

    Chinese New Year – the Art of Celebration

    By January 25, 2020

    Imagine a household celebrating the Chinese New Year where children share a home and joyfully play together. They have different kinds of toys to play with; two children play with a puppet hanging from a pole, like out...

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    In Search of the Round Table: Arthurian Wall Paintings

    By January 24, 2020

    The Great Hall of Winchester Castle is all that remains of the Medieval castle constructed by William the Conqueror in the years following the Battle of Hastings. In the thirteenth century, Henry III built there one of the...

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    David Bowie, from Popstar to Neo-expressionist Painter

    By January 23, 2020

    Most people know David Bowie as a popstar and performer, but do you know his secret talent? He embraced the fine arts as well as music, performing arts and was also very passionate about painting. To express himself,...

  • Chinese art

    The Growing Terracotta Army

    By January 22, 2020

    When people mention the terracotta army, the first thing that comes to mind is the phrase “the eighth wonder of the world”. It is a symbol of China’s thousands of years of culture. The First Emperor’s terracotta army...

  • Eastern world

    The Tang Shipwreck – Southeast Asia’s Maritime Heritage

    By January 21, 2020

    Discovered near the Belitung Island in Indonesia, the Tang Shipwreck is a momentous archeological discovery of recent times that provides significant evidence of commercial relations between the Far East and the Middle East in the 9th century. The...

  • Museums And Exhibitions

    Tutankhamun in London: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

    By January 20, 2020

    For the first time in decades, the treasures of Tutankhamun – who ruled over Egypt from approximately 1334 – 1325 BCE – are on display in the United Kingdom, and this time at the Saatchi Gallery instead of...

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    Painting of the Week: Chateau Noir by Paul Cézanne

    By January 19, 2020

    Today is Paul Cézanne’s birthday (he was born on January 19, 1839), so this Painting of the Week is dedicated to him. It is his landscape Chateau Noir, 1900/1904, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C....

  • Art History 101

    10 Things You Need To Know About Jan Van Eyck

    By January 18, 2020

    Jan van Eyck was a Flemish painter active in Bruges who was born in 1390 and died in 1441. He was one of the innovators of what became known as Early Netherlandish painting, and one of the most...

  • Museums And Exhibitions

    Around the World with the National Portrait Gallery – P.2 Europe

    By January 18, 2020

    The National Portrait Gallery in London is due to close its doors temporarily as of June 29th, 2020. The Inspiring People gallery redevelopment will take three years to complete. This gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits...

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