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Museum Stories

Biggest Art Heists in History

Movies on thefts and art heists are making huge box office hits for their great action and wit. However, even if real art heists have been sometimes...

Irina Diana Calu 16 January 2023

Impressionism

Julie Manet – The Eternal Beauty of Impressionism

Julie Manet – called the beauty of Impressionism – was the daughter of the wealthy, well-connected painter Berthe Morisot and Eugène Manet,...

Pola Otterstein 14 January 2023

Theater & Cinema

Paintings in The Accountant Movie

The Accountant is a 2016 action thriller starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J. K. Simmons, and was directed by Gavin O’Connor. It centers on...

Sarah Mills 30 December 2022

winter landscape paintings Camille Pissarro, The Louvre Under Snow, 1902, The National Gallery, London, UK. Painting

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Snowy Landscape Paintings to Enjoy

Snow. You either love it or hate it. Are you able to picture a fresh snowfall in your mind? Or is it falling outside your window as you read this...

Rachel Witte 23 December 2022

Dine & Wine

Chocolate in Painting for a Cozy Evening

Even when it is not that cold, I crave a good old hot chocolate and a cozy evening under a blanket. We present to you a short story about this sweet...

Magda Michalska 1 December 2022

Art History 101

Mexican Colors in Art: From Mesoamerica to the World

Not so long ago, artists got their pigments from nature. In consequence, every region of the world had its own pigments and shades of colors. In...

Jimena Escoto 23 November 2022

Dine & Wine

Paris Bistro: Iconic Place, Cool Lifestyle, Home for Art

Is there something more iconic for Paris than the bistro (after the Eiffel Tower, of course)? Let’s have a closer look at the artistic...

Camilla de Laurentis 19 November 2022

Cats

15 Cats in Art History Every Cat Lover Would Love

As a proud owner of Pimpa the Cat, the laziest cat in the world, I do what I must do to spread all that is about cats. I have collected 15 of the...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 November 2022

A city street on a rainy day. Art State of Mind

Rain in Art – Paintings for Pluviophiles

The causal relationship between weather and human emotion is evident on unbearably hot summer days that result in feelings of despair and melancholy.

Maya M. Tola 8 November 2022

Male nudes in art: Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin, Study, Young Male Nude Seated beside the Sea, 1836, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. Erotica

The Greatest Male Nudes in Art History (NSFW!)

Nudity started being an important subject in art in ancient Greece. The male body was celebrated at sports competitions or religious festivals, it...

Anuradha Sroha 24 October 2022

Cats

Can You Spot the Cat? Cats Hidden in Famous Paintings

I like cats and I’m sure that many of you do too. A fascinating animal, the cat has earned itself an important place in culture, literature,...

Marina Kochetkova 7 October 2022

Painting

10 Soothing Gardens in Painting

Gardens provide a quiet respite from the chaos of everyday life and are an unfailing way to recharge the mind and soothe the tired soul… and,...

Maya M. Tola 3 October 2022