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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...



  • Yves Klein, Anthropometry of the Blue Period (ANT 82), 1960. Artwork © Yves Klein, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris, 2017 Yves Klein, Anthropometry of the Blue Period (ANT 82), 1960. Artwork © Yves Klein, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris, 2017

    20th century

    January Blues. Blue in Art

    By January 8, 2020

    The January Blues, a well-known mood; festivities have come to an end and the winter is starting to feel gloomy. Therefore, to alleviate the melancholy, here is a trio of famous Blues from 20th-century art history. The Blue...

  • Artists' Stories

    Simon Hantaï: A Journey to Abstraction

    By January 7, 2020

    Simon Hantaï was a Franco-Hungarian painter whose work is marked by a reflection on painting techniques. In an evolution that carried his art to abstraction he crossed path with several art movements (Surrealism in particular), techniques, and materials....

  • Renaissance

    Titian’s Diana and Callisto (Metamorphoses VII)

    By January 6, 2020

    In a series of articles we are meeting each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s. So far we have encountered the stories of Danaë, Venus and Adonis, Perseus...

  • Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: Arthur Hughes, April Love

    By January 5, 2020

    Today’s Painting of the Week is April Love, 1855-1856, Arthur Hughes’ most celebrated artwork that embodies Pre-Raphaelites’ soul. Hughes and Pre-Raphaelites We consider April Love, made by Arthur Hughes (1832-1915) a Pre-Raphaelite painting. Though, the artist never actually...

  • Museums And Exhibitions

    Around the World with the National Portrait Gallery – P.1 The Extremes

    By January 4, 2020

    The National Portrait Gallery in London is due to close its doors starting 29 June 2020. The Inspiring People gallery re-development works will take three years. The gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world....

  • Artists' Stories

    Afro-American Artists Arm in Arm: Charles White and Kerry J. Marshall

    By January 3, 2020

    Last month the auction house Sotheby’s sold Kerry James Marshall’s painting Vignette 19 for $16 million. That’s a lot of money for a work by a living artist. But last year the same artist did even better. In May...

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    Chinese art

    Chinese Traditional Painting: Interesting Stories

    By January 2, 2020

    Traditional Chinese paintings are known for their distinctive style. When did Chinese painting begin and how to read it? What did it mean for the artists? Did they simply respond to and try to capture the world around...

  • Art State of Mind

    Artsy New Year’s Resolutions

    By January 1, 2020

    Do you also try to change your life when the New Year approaches? Quitting smoking, finding a girlfriend/boyfriend, going on a diet, starting a business or changing a job… The list is endless and this is why I...

  • Art State of Mind

    Welcoming the Twenties with Tamara de Lempicka

    By December 31, 2019

    Today I am taking you to a New Year’s Eve party. This year, like every year, we hope that the year coming will be better. But hearing that the twenties are coming somehow the picture of the 1920s...

  • Sport And Entertainment

    Ice Skating in Painting

    By December 30, 2019

    Yesterday I went to the ice rink and I realized again how fun it is to slide and feel light again (or very heavy when you fall). So I thought it would be fun to review this sport...



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