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Contemporary Art

The Storytelling Art of Kris Knight

The narrative of a painting can be interpreted on any level by anyone, and the dreamy portraits painted by the Canadian contemporary artist Kris...

Maria Frazzoni 3 September 2019

Theater & Cinema

Through Scissors and Shadows: The Art and Films of Lotte Reiniger

Late one night while struggling with a bit of insomnia, I was channel surfing. I came across a stunning and hypnotic, silent, animated film that was...

Nadine Waldmann 31 August 2019

Design

The Last Craftsman. Exploring Henry van de Velde and the Passage of Modernism

Until 1972, the Museen zu Berlin exhibited, among other things, a teapot and its accompanying set. From above, the teapot is around 22 centimetres...

Geoffrey Bunting 30 August 2019

Season for Bacchus and Wine

My grandpa grows vines in his little garden so I have a chance to see them grow and mature. And since September starts the season of maturing vines,...

Magda Michalska 29 August 2019

Romanticism

The Poetry in Painting — Turner’s Ovid in Exile

This petite (9.46 x 12.50 cm) oil on canvas by J.M.W. Turner contains big things: big landscapes, big stories and big skies. It is an imagined scene...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 26 August 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Djanira da Motta e Silva, Três Orixás

Djanira pictured a very unusual Holy Trinity made of three deities from the Afrobrazilian Pantheon. They are accompanied by musicians playing drums...

Alicja Gluszek 25 August 2019

Women Artists

Dame Ethel Walker – A Sensitive Portrait

Summer is on her way out the door, signalled by darker nights and chilly mornings. But before we bid her farewell, let’s take a look at one more...

Candy Bedworth 22 August 2019

Artist Stories

An Introduction to Lee Ufan

Lee Ufan is a Korean born international artist, whose work is key to the Mono-ha movement. If you have ever been lucky enough to encounter a Lee Ufan...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 21 August 2019

Sport

All about Sailing in Painting

I've sailed only once or twice in my whole life but I can still remember the empowering feeling of liberation that I felt when on the water. Sailing...

Magda Michalska 20 August 2019

Medieval Art

“Angel with Attitude”. Grumpy Angel from The Hyde Collection

Angel is a painting by Niccolò di Ser Sozzo, c. 1350, owned by The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY. This is an unusual depiction of an angel with...

Alexandra Kiely 17 August 2019

Contemporary Art

TAKIS: the Greek Genius that Altered the Course of Post-war Sculpture

After Takis' passing away on 9 August 2019, and with his largest exhibition yet in the UK at Tate, it is important to know about the great Greek...

Errika Gerakiti 15 August 2019

Windy Paintings for a Breath of Fresh Air

It's so hot in where I live at the moment, the air is stale and inert, everything seems to be suspended in time and space. I'm producing waterfalls...

Magda Michalska 14 August 2019