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The Ups and Downs of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Cartagena, Colombia

The weather was hot, about 90 degrees. The sun was wet and blinding. Men on the street were selling water for a dollar a bottle. Other men were...

Howard Schwartz 30 April 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Painting Of The Week: Werner Holmberg’s Road in Häme

The Finnish National Gallery recently applied an open licence (CC0) to its digital reproductions of out-of-copyright works, joining leading...

Europeana 29 April 2018

Love Story

In Life, In Art, Till Death Do Us Part: The Romance Of Georgina And Lucílio de Albuquerque

Do you like art history and love stories? You've come to the right place because here we have both! Today we present the story of love and art...

Rute Ferreira 27 April 2018

When Mental Breakdown Makes You An Artist: Niki De Saint Phalle

Many artists are known to struggle with depression or mental disorders (sometimes I feel that truly happy people won't ever make great art...).

Magda Michalska 25 April 2018

Renaissance

The Mystery Of Mantegna Tarocchi

The Mantegna Tarocchi, also known as the Tarocchi Cards, Tarocchi in the style of Mantegna,  is a double series of 50 instructional engravings each.

Zuzanna Stańska 23 April 2018

Sculpture

The Spirit of Ecstasy – A Story of Goddesses and Secret Affairs

The story of the Spirit of Ecstasy is one to be pulled from the gossip columns of London high society. It involves rich and aristocratic benefactors,...

Candy Bedworth 21 April 2018

Artist Stories

Let’s Sing Praises to Song Dynasty Genius Artist Ma Yuan

There’s more to the paintings of Ma Yuan than meets the eye. Ma Yuan, (1160-1225) was a Southern Song Dynasty, Chinese painter from an illustrious...

Barry Russell 18 April 2018

Women Artists

Faceless Women and Fungi – The Art of Ewa Juszkiewicz

How many portraits of faceless women, with fungi in place of their heads have you ever seen? None? Well, until now, that is. [caption...

Wojtek Rozdzenski 17 April 2018

Artist Stories

What Art Has To Do With Politics: Gustave Courbet And The Paris Commune

The painter Gustave Courbet who was the central figure of Realism, is known for his paintings in which he reveals the true lives of peasants and...

Rute Ferreira 16 April 2018

Renaissance

Painting of the Week: Portrait of A Man in Red Chalk (aka Leonardo da Vinci)

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Magda Michalska 15 April 2018

Get To Know The Cultural Legacy of Albert, Prince Consort

The Royal Collection is one of the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to...

Wendy Gray 12 April 2018

Art Forms

Selfie-feminism, the Sad Girl Theory and the Sad Girls of Instagram

A new wave of female artists started to appear on Instagram. They come from various backgrounds, were born in different decades, their styles are...

Wojtek Rozdzenski 11 April 2018