#amedeo modigliani

Painting

Paintings for Hanukkah

December is not just about Christmas but also about the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. It is an eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights” which is...

Magda Michalska 28 November 2021

WTF Art History

Famous People and Their Doppelgängers in Art

Doppelgänger is a word of German origin (doppel- meaning “double,” and -gänger meaning “goer”). In old German folklore, it...

Vithória Konzen Dill 1 October 2021

Museum Stories

Great Yellow Sun: Alexander Calder in Tel Aviv Museum of Art

If you happen to spend your vacation in sunny Israel and are a fan of modern art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a gem you can’t miss. The main...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 11 July 2021

Love Story

Jeanne Hébuterne: Loving Modigliani – a new novel by Linda Lappin

With her dark hair, pale skin, and light blue eyes, affectionately called “noix-de-coco” (coconut) by friends, Jeanne Hèbuterne...

Nadine Waldmann 24 May 2021

Literature

Writing Poetry and Inspiring Painters: Portraits of Anna Akhmatova

It is hard to say how many portraits of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) exist – she was painted by many famous artists of the 20th...

Elizaveta Ermakova 1 March 2021

Berthe Weill: The Unknown Gallerist of the Avant-Garde

Do you know the name of the first female modern art gallery owner? Berthe Weill was born in 1865 and died in 1951 in Paris but nowadays she seems to...

Maia Heguiaphal 22 October 2020

Artist Stories

The History of Amedeo Modigliani’s Portraits

Amedeo Modigliani painted so many portraits of women – especially nude ones – that people began to see him as a reckless...

Pola Otterstein 14 August 2020

Women Artists

The Big Eyes of Margaret Keane

Surely you have come across Keane's paintings at some point. They portray children and animals with huge eyes, looking at the viewer with sadness.

Errika Gerakiti 15 April 2020

Museum Stories

LEGO Masterpieces. The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick is the first major museum exhibition in the world to exclusively use LEGO® blocks as a medium. It is on display at the...

Maya Tola 7 April 2020

Sculpture

Demystifying Cycladic Figurines

Cycladic figurines have a mythical aura. Their gleaming abstract forms speak of timeless beauty. But what actually are they? Why do they look like a...

Isla Phillips 9 October 2019

Art History 101

How Reclining Nude Concept Changed After Olympia?

When French artist Edouard Manet finished his well -known painting “Olympia” in 1863, lot changed in the history of art because of his technique...

Emre Kagitci 14 July 2017