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Shiva Linga Iconography

The Shiva Linga or Shiva Lingam is a highly regarded and widely recognized icon in the Hindu world. This curious phallic structure has been...

Maya M. Tola 12 August 2020

Lady Anne Clifford: Portraits of a 17th Century Feminist

During the early modern period of European history (ca. 1500-1800), women experienced different freedoms depending on where they lived and the laws...

Rachel Witte 11 August 2020

Museum Stories

10 National Museum in Warsaw Highlights You Need to Know

The National Museum in Warsaw is one of the most important museums in Poland. It also has an amazing collection of art - which obviously includes a...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 August 2020

Literature

Best Art Books for Little Artists

Learning about art history can be fun! It can stimulate children's imaginations and set them off on their own artistic journeys, whilst teaching them...

Dévra Taboada 9 August 2020

Theater & Cinema

Paintings in the Movie “The Accountant”

The Accountant is a 2016 action thriller starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J. K. Simmons, and is directed by Gavin O’Connor. It centers on...

Sarah Mills 8 August 2020

Cats

Maneki Neko – Those Lucky Cats (NSFW)

We've all seen those jovial, happy cat figurines in Asian restaurants and shops. Sitting upright with their raised paw, smiling face, and trademark...

Nadine Waldmann 7 August 2020

Women Artists

Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Celebrating Cultural Identity

Njideka Akunyili Crosby celebrates her cultural heritage through her artwork. Contradicting generalizations about African experience, she expresses...

Nina Relf 6 August 2020

Women Artists

Lee Krasner, Much More than a Muse

Lee Krasner (1908–1984) is better known as Jackson Pollock’s muse, but lately art critics have recognised her reputation as an artist in her own...

Michel Rutten 6 August 2020

Design

Emeralds in Ten Exquisite Artifacts

Emeralds are arguably the most beautiful of all gemstones and have been revered by many cultures all over the world. Though the largest emeralds...

Maya M. Tola 5 August 2020

Cats

Can You Spot the Cat? Cats Hidden in Famous Paintings

I like cats and I'm sure that many of you do too. A fascinating animal, the cat has earned itself an important place in culture, literature, and art.

Marina Kochetkova 4 August 2020

Cats

Tsuguharu Foujita: The Cat Master

While there are many artists who can be called cat-lovers, only one can be called the master of cats. Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita was a...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 August 2020

WTF Art History

5 Artists Who Likely Suffered From Syphilis

Also known as the French disease or great pox, syphilis was a common sexually transmitted disease in Europe in the 1800s. In fact, 10-15% of...

Kelly Hill 31 July 2020