#Political Art

Lily Furedi, Subway, 1934, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Subway by Lily Furedi

Subway by Lily Furedi is a masterpiece of New Deal art that expresses the excitement of modern transportation. It is populated with commuting workers...

James W Singer 21 July 2024

Artist Stories

What Art Has to Do with Politics: Gustave Courbet and the Paris Commune

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

Rute Ferreira 17 July 2024

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (We Don't Need Another Hero), 1987. Screenprint on vinyl. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA. Contemporary Art

Barbara Kruger: The Radical Voice of American Art

Barbara Kruger stands out as one of the most influential artists of the 21st century. Notably, in 2021, TIME magazine featured her on their 100 Most...

Errika Gerakiti 15 July 2024

Jacques Louis David, Death of Marat, 1793, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium Neoclassicism

Heroes, Martyrs, and Propaganda: Jacques-Louis David Painting the French Revolution

Jacques-Louis David is widely known for his historical-themed works and as the foremost painter of the Neoclassical style. However, his influence...

Javier Abel Miguel 11 July 2024

The sculpture by Cattelan, showing a middle finger. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: L.O.V.E. by Maurizio Cattelan

In the heart of Milan, steps away from the iconic Duomo, Piazza Affari hosts a provocative sculpture by Maurizio Cattelan. Titled...

Lisa Scalone 8 July 2024

Romanticism

Eugène Delacroix in 10 Paintings: Poetry, Passion, and Power

Early 19th-century French art was a battle between cool, crisp, precisely observed Neoclassicism and Romanticism’s passion for emotion, drama,...

Catriona Miller 3 July 2024

Painting

Winston Churchill’s Unexpected Hobby

At the age of 40, Winston Churchill faced a very difficult time in his life. After the failed attack at Gallipoli he had ordered during World War I,...

Javier Abel Miguel 13 June 2024

Nan Goldin, Self-portrait with eyes turned inward, Boston, 1989. © Nan Goldin. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Review

This Will Not End Well by Nan Goldin: The International Tour

In her latest solo exhibition, American photographer Nan Goldin immerses viewers in the intimate highs and lows of the human experience—not as...

Emily Snow 3 June 2024

Art Travels

Online Art Travels: An Ultimate Banksy City Guide

Nowadays everyone knows Banksy. They actually only know his name and his art, since he still remains anonymous. Many wrote and write about him, his...

Camilla de Laurentis 3 June 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger

The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger is one of those paintings that we know so well we tend to forget to look closer. It’s like the Mona...

Joanna Kaszubowska 26 May 2024

Frederic Edwin Church aurora borealis: Frederic Edwin Church, Aurora Borealis, 1865, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Aurora Borealis by Frederic Edwin Church

Aurora Borealis is an American national treasure. It explores the relationship between the land, its viewer, and its destiny. It is a masterpiece of...

James W Singer 5 May 2024

Photography

Capturing the Truth: The Courageous Lens of Letizia Battaglia

Letizia Battaglia was an Italian photographer who gained international recognition for her powerful and poignant documentary work, particularly...

Lisa Scalone 2 May 2024