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Art History 101

10 Things You Should Know About Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist. Considered one of the greatest exponents of the Baroque, he is best known for his mythological, allegorical...

Soledad Castillo Jara 7 March 2020

Erotica

Be A Lady, They Said: the Poem in Paintings

Possibly the most viral video of the week is the poem by Camille Rainville Be a Lady, They Said recited brilliantly by Cinthia Nixon (Sex and the...

Magda Michalska 6 March 2020

Art Travels

The Most Beautiful Police Station Entrance: The Giacometti Hall

The first thing that might come to mind when you think about a police station is probably not the view you would get when you arrive at Urania Police...

Sabrina Kurmann 5 March 2020

Art Travels

Art Travels: Ta Prohm Temple

The Ta Prohm temple along with the Bayon and the Angkor Wat are among the most visited sites in northern Cambodia. The most enchanting feature of Ta...

Maya M. Tola 4 March 2020

Museum Stories

Around the World with the National Portrait Gallery – P.6 APAC

The National Portrait Gallery in London is due to close its doors from 29 June 2020. The Inspiring People gallery redevelopment works will take three...

Joanna Kaszubowska 3 March 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

A ploughman is plowing the lands, a shepherd is watching over his sheep, an angler is fishing. The ships are sailing to unknown lands, a partridge is...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 March 2020

Architecture

These Gifs Bring Eight Buildings from Paintings Into the Real World

If you've ever tried to imagine what it would be like to visit buildings from paintings you know and love, these fun gifs can help you out! Last...

Alexandra Kiely 26 February 2020

Artist Stories

Vasily Vereshchagin – Journey through India

Vasily Vereshchagin was a notable Russian solider, artist and writer in the 19th century. He was an outspoken critic of war who reformed the genre of...

Maya M. Tola 25 February 2020

Museum Stories

Around the world with the National Portrait Gallery – P.5 Europe

The National Portrait Gallery in London is due to close its doors from 29 June 2020. The Inspiring People gallery redevelopment works will take three...

Joanna Kaszubowska 24 February 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Eruption of Mount Vesuvius by Pierre-Jacques Volaire

The ground shakes and rumbles as the nearby mountain awakens. Smoke emerges from its peaks and the volcano stirs from its slumber. The land trembles...

James W Singer 23 February 2020

Symbolism

Poetry without Motion: Endymion by George Frederick Watts

Is there anything more beautiful than Endymion by the English ‘Symbolist’ artist George Frederick Watts? Through the subtle contrasts of...

Craig Wakerley 21 February 2020

Erotica

The Many Rebirths of Venus

Sandro Botticelli's The Birth of Venus is iconic in western art. Alongside the Mona Lisa, it is probably a contender for "most famous painting."...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 20 February 2020