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Women Artists

Sylvia Sleigh. A Slay Girl Who Rocked Male Portraiture

I called Sylvia Sleigh a slay girl because she was beautiful inside out. Brave and independent, she pursued her own figurative style which by many...

Magda Michalska 2 April 2019

Art of the Spanish Civil War: Political Propaganda and the Modernist Avant-Garde

April 1, 1939 marked not only the end of the Spanish Civil War but also the fall of the Second Spanish Republic. The victory of General Francisco...

Kacper Grass 1 April 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Vincent van Gogh, Irises

One year before his death on March 30th 1890, Vincent van Gogh chose to enter Saint Paul de Mausole, an asylum in Saint-Rémy, originally a 12th...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 March 2019

Museum Stories

Artista Bambino at Fondazione Ragghianti in Lucca

Inside the walls of Lucca, a small medieval town in the heart of Tuscany, childhood awakens memory and inspires creation in an exhibition inspired by...

Maria Frazzoni 29 March 2019

Women Artists

Huguette Caland’s Linear Eroticism

Some see her art as sexualized. I'd rather see Huguette Caland's linear eroticism, which shifts between abstraction and figuration, as an exploration...

Magda Michalska 26 March 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – c. 1656) was ‘one of the best Italian Baroque painters.’ Despite this, you won’t find any of her works in the...

Chris Dobson 24 March 2019

Museum Stories

Painting Norway – Harald Sohlberg at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Meet Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935), the creator of the "National Painting of Norway". He may not be as well-known outside of Norway as Edvard Munch,...

Joanna Kaszubowska 22 March 2019

Museum Stories

Antonello da Messina at Palazzo Reale

An Italian who became the absolute genius of universal painting through a technique of rare precision, a minute realism, the best of Flemish...

Maria Frazzoni 20 March 2019

Gustave Moreau Museum

We all know that feeling of travelling back in time when we encounter a trace of our past, whether by finding an object from our childhood, a book...

Christopher Michaut 18 March 2019

Artist Stories

Kyffin’s Women

Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) is widely regarded as the defining artist of Wales during the 20th century. His paintings have become part of the...

Candy Bedworth 15 March 2019

Women Artists

More than a Stone. Representation of the Kaaba by Hamra Abbas

The 17th century world map from an Ottoman book on the discovery of the Americas “Tarih-i Hind-i Garbi” (“History of the West Indies”) points...

Magda Michalska 14 March 2019

Women Artists

AWA Around the World for Women’s Day

Do you remember my post about an unknown Last Supper painted by a woman artist? If you do, the name Advancing Women Artists Foundation will ring a...

Magda Michalska 7 March 2019