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Observation As An Act Of Creation: The Art of Looking

Observation as an act of creation — whenever you look, you're painting a perception: Realizing that we are painters of our impressions is as...

Artur Deus Dionisio 12 July 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week – The Merode Altarpiece by Robert Campin

Today's painting of the week is the Merode Altarpiece by the workshop of Robert Campin, c. 1427-32. This work is a triptych (three-panel painting)...

Alexandra Kiely 8 July 2018

American Synthesizers: Gerald Murphy, Louis Lovowick, and George Ault

In the catalogue for a 1959 exhibition on Precisionist art at the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis, Director Martin Friedman said of the precisionist...

Wendy Gray 7 July 2018

Artist Stories

Far Beyond Illusion: M.C Escher And The Illustration Of The Impossible

Known for representing the impossible constructions and creating a world where the figurative and the abstract meet and touch, Maurits Cornelis...

Rute Ferreira 4 July 2018

South American Art

Get To Know The Marajoara Culture!

You have probably heard of the Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs. These civilizations are called pre-Columbian, a division that includes everything that...

Rute Ferreira 3 July 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week – In the Studio by William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) was an important American artist and teacher. He also had a really cool studio. Let's take a look inside Chase's...

Alexandra Kiely 1 July 2018

Museum Stories

The Futility of Trying to Understand Giacometti—or Anything Else

Near the end of the Giacometti exhibit in the Guggenheim Museum in New York City is a video of the artist being interviewed. Giacometti’s hair is...

Howard Schwartz 28 June 2018

Museum Stories

Seen ‘The Shape of Time’ Exhibition? Hurry Up, Time’s Up

You hadn't been to Vienna if you hadn't visited the Kunsthistorisches Museum. They have an immense collection of objects and art pieces, spanning...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2018

Artist Stories

Beyond Glass and Interiors – Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Paintings

Louis Comfort Tiffany was famous for his beautiful stained glass, decorative arts, and interiors. (His father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, was even more...

Alexandra Kiely 23 June 2018

Surrealism

Start The Summer With Salvador Dalí

Summer is officially on! If you're still looking for a beach where to show your artsy bikini, or a Picasso-like beach body, maybe you'll be tempted...

Magda Michalska 21 June 2018

Love Story

Do You Watch ‘Love Island’? See This Art Special

At the moment, the annual summer show 'Love Island' on ITV is a top topic in the UK where I live. If you don't know what I'm talking about, imagine a...

Magda Michalska 19 June 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Painting Of The Week: Kamal-ol-Molk And The Perfection Of The Mirror Hall

Have you heard of the Iranian painter Kamal-ol-Molk? This is the name by which the artist Mohammad Ghaffari, who excelled in the production of...

Rute Ferreira 17 June 2018