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Music

When the Arts Meet: Art Inspired Album Covers

If music is the soul of an album then the art on the cover must be its body. The choice of artwork for an album cover is an important one because at...

Anastasia Manioudaki 11 May 2020

Art State of Mind

Rainbows for the NHS and Damien Hirst

Since lockdown came into effect in the UK, people have been putting rainbows on display to show love for key-workers. An inherent sign of hope, these...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 11 May 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Vincent van Gogh, Bridge in the Rain (after Hiroshige)

In the mid 19th century, Japanese ports were suddenly opened up to international trade, and Europeans went crazy for Japanese culture and art,...

Kelly Hill 10 May 2020

Museum Stories

Art-Inspired Floral Designs at the San Diego Museum of Art

Every year since 1981, the San Diego Museum of Art has set aside a spring weekend for Art Alive, an exhibition of art-inspired floral designs. For...

Alexandra Kiely 8 May 2020

Women Artists

Violeta Parra, First Latin American in the Louvre

In April 1964 the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris hosted an extraordinary exhibition which went down in history as the first solo show of a...

Magda Michalska 7 May 2020

Art Travels

Art Travels: Beng Mealea, Cambodia

The Beng Mealea is a large and mysterious temple in the remote Cambodian countryside – about 25 miles from the main Angkor region near the stone...

Maya M. Tola 7 May 2020

Women Artists

Sofonisba: The Life of a Rule-Breaker Painter

During the Italian Renaissance, women artists were not allowed the same access to artistic education as men. Sofonisba Anguissola, however, used her...

Nina Relf 6 May 2020

Erotica

Female Nude Codes in Painting From Giorgione’s Venus to Odalisques and Olympias

Museums are filled with paintings of nude women. It is a very codified practice that has changed over the ages. Giorgione's Sleeping Venus inspired...

Maia Heguiaphal 5 May 2020

Erotica

The Scandalous Nudes of Gustave Courbet

In the 19th century, French painter and rebel Gustave Courbet generated outrage with his scandalous nudes. What exactly was so scandalous...

Kelly Hill 1 May 2020

The Most Beautiful Gardens in Art

To help fight off the quarantine blues, here’s a guide to some of the most beautiful gardens in art. Both art and the outdoors offer solace and a...

Charlotte Stace 30 April 2020

10 Blue Yves Klein Masterpieces You Must Know

On this day, April 28th in 1928, Yves Klein was born, a French artist and the leading member of the French artistic movement of Nouveau Réalisme.

Zuzanna Stańska 28 April 2020

Contemporary Art

Agostino Arrivabene – A Modern Alchemist

Agostino Arrivabene (born in 1967) is a visionary yet secluded Italian contemporary artist who continues to produce outstanding surrealist works from...

Caroline Galambosova 28 April 2020