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Museum Stories

Artistic Life in the Time of the Bonapartes. Ingres at Palazzo Reale

An artist impossible to classify, a revolutionary one, both realistic and mannerist, perceived as the heir of Raphael and a precursor of Picasso.

Maria Frazzoni 29 May 2019

Painting

All Faces of František Kupka

First time I came across František Kupka’s work was in the Centre Pompidou and I thought: “Wow, he was such an interesting guy and I...

Magda Michalska 27 May 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: John Singer Sargent, Simplon Pass: The Lesson

Many people know John Singer Sargent for his beautiful oil paintings of turn-of-the-century high society. However, he also made many lovely...

Alexandra Kiely 26 May 2019

Art History 101

Geek Art

The geek-art community has an affluent and acquisitive sub culture that has a seemingly insatiable thirst for paintings, models and...

Candy Bedworth 25 May 2019

Museum Stories

Edvard Munch: Love and Angst in British Museum

“We do not want pretty pictures to be hung on drawing-room walls. We want... an art that arrests and engages. An art of one’s innermost heart.”...

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 May 2019

Renaissance

Perseus and the Head of Medusa – A Very Florentine Story

Benvenuto Cellini’s Perseus and the Head of Medusa is a sculpture that is commonly overlooked. In fact it could be the most regularly overlooked...

James Wray 22 May 2019

Medieval Art

Gentle Giant in the River. Medieval Representations of Saint Christopher

In 1904, an extensive report made for the British Archaeological Association revealed that in England there were more wall paintings of Saint...

Guest Profile 21 May 2019

Women Artists

A House of Their Own: The Red Rose Girls

In an old house in Philadelphia at the turn of the twentieth century, four women made their home and their art together. Three decades before...

Guest Profile 18 May 2019

Theater & Cinema

The Innocents of Florence. A New Documentary by Davide Battistella

A 600-year-old painting leads two art conservators in Florence on a journey that sheds light on the story of the hundreds of thousands of children...

Kate Wojtczak 17 May 2019

Museum Stories

Lubaina Himid’s Dinner Service at the V&A

In 2017, Lubaina Himid won the Turner Prize (and she was the oldest winner ever, aged 63!). Ten years before she presented her work Swallow Hard: The...

Magda Michalska 14 May 2019

Artist Stories

People, Subways and Mystery – Early Rothko’s Paintings Will Surprise You

There is no doubt that when we think of Mark Rothko (1903 - 1970), we see his large, abstract canvases, which were representations of human...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 May 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Tarsila do Amaral, Abaporú

Abaporú: a painting that was a birthday gift from a wife to a husband, from Tarsila do Amaral to Oswaldo de Andrade. This work was a symbol of the...

Alicja Gluszek 12 May 2019