#folk art

Ukraine Special

Lyubov Panchenko: Remembering the Ukrainian Artist

Despite extreme opposition, Lyubov Panchenko dared to celebrate her Ukrainian identity through colorful folk art collages. Tragically, the...

Emily Snow 19 May 2022

Women Artists

Maria Prymachenko – Folk Pacifist from Ukraine

On Sunday, February 27th the Ivankiv Historical and Local History Museum in the town of Ivankiv, north of Kyiv which was a house of the collection of...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 March 2022

Artist Stories

Kandinsky’s World of Russian Fairy Tales

155 years ago today, Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow! He is chiefly associated with Der Blaue Reiter, an international group of avant-garde...

Magda Michalska 16 December 2021

Art State of Mind

Dive into the World of Fairy Tales with Čiurlionis

Wouldn’t it be nice to immerse yourself in a fairy tale: hike among the heroes, fight monsters, visit enchanted lands? It would be a nice break...

Guest Profile 13 September 2021

North American Art

Scrimshaw: True American Art

Despite the enormity of whales, those pursuing them could go weeks, even months at a time without seeing a single one. With all that time between...

Anthony de Feo 4 June 2021

Love Story

Romeo and Juliet of the East: Laila and Majnun

Laila and Qays are the Romeo and Juliet of the East. The tragic tale of these ill-fated lovers has been widely featured in Asian and Middle Eastern...

Maya M. Tola 12 February 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Perseus Rescuing Andromeda by Cavaliere d’Arpino

The roar of the sea monster blends with the screams of the scared princess! The chained beauty awaits her bloody death as the ugly beast lurches...

James W Singer 25 October 2020

Bizarre

The Intriguing Tale of Shocking Sheela Na Gig and Its Art References

Everyone remembers their first sighting of a Sheela Na Gig. Wandering around an old church, breathing in the architecture, the history, the silence.

Candy Bedworth 29 May 2020