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Art State of Mind

Bringing Up Baby – The Art of Parenting Through The Ages

Childcare can take so many forms. Kids throughout history have been raised by gay dads, lesbian moms, whole villages, singles, and adoptive parents.

Candy Bedworth 9 May 2021

Erotica

Body Positivity in Art: Paintings That Will Make You Feel Better About Your Body

If you happen to feel negative about your body size, your weight, or your shape from time to time (or at all times, like me), then have a look at...

Magda Michalska 20 April 2021

Birdies, Flowers and Virgins: the Real Meanings of Spring in Art

Spring is my favorite season and it seems to have been a favorite season of many artists throughout art history. Is it for its blossoming flowers,...

Magda Michalska 19 March 2021

Theater & Cinema

What did the Artists from ‘Midnight in Paris’ Look Like in Real Life? 19th Century

In Woody Allen’s 2011 Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson plays a nostalgic screenwriter who somehow finds himself transported back in time to 1920s...

Rachel Witte 27 February 2021

Artist Stories

The Story of Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom and Its Three Versions

The Bedroom(s) are among the most famous paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Why the plural? There are three similar paintings of the same title. All...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 January 2021

The Summer Feels So Far Away! – Ten Beaches in Art

In the Northern Hemisphere, we have now the gloomy dark time of the year, where our only consolation is waiting for Christmas. The summer feels so...

Joanna Kaszubowska 8 December 2020

Literature

John Ruskin: Painter, Prophet, Pervert. ‘Unto This Last’ by Rebecca Lipkin

We review the novel Unto This Last by Rebecca Lipkin and investigate the myth behind the great John Ruskin. Which Ruskin camp do you fall into? Are...

Candy Bedworth 3 December 2020

Art History 101

Post-Impressionism: Artists, Paintings, and Everything You Need to Know

The term "Post-Impressionism" combines the oeuvre of many artists. In this article, we will tell you about four prominent masters who are most...

Nataliia Pecherska 26 September 2020

WTF Art History

5 Artists Who Likely Suffered From Syphilis

Also known as the French disease or great pox, syphilis was a common sexually transmitted disease in Europe in the 1800s. In fact, 10-15% of...

Kelly Hill 31 July 2020

Museum Stories

Ten Most Expensive Paintings Ever

Can you think of a world in which there would be discounts on works of art? It's so unreal that I find it hard to imagine. However, I still can keep...

Magda Michalska 25 July 2020

Contemporary Art

Modern Transgender Art

While individuals who identify as transgender have existed for a very long time, the concept is still a taboo topic in many fields – including art...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 26 June 2020

Artist Stories

Famous Painters and Their Children

On June 1st, 1925, the World Conference for the well-being of Children held in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International...

Magda Michalska 1 June 2020