#Political Art

British royal portraits European Art

Power and Propaganda – The British Royal Portraits

Royal portraiture is a centuries-old tradition, but it might be called the forerunner of the posed selfie – an artfully curated image that is meant...

Candy Bedworth 20 February 2023

Contemporary Art

4 Black Contemporary Artists Everyone Should Know

As art historians, it is our duty to acknowledge the importance of those overlooked and underprivileged artists who may not be as famous as they...

Magda Michalska 1 February 2023

Contemporary Art

The Multi-Sensory Universe of Nick Cave

Nick Cave activates our imaginations with his tangible soundsuit sculptures, soulful dance performances and whimsical installations.

Marga Patterson 26 November 2022

Installation Shelter by Nikita Kadan Contemporary Art

Between Revolution and War: Ukrainian Contemporary Political Art

The 2013 Revolution in Ukraine and the following traumatic events played a crucial role in the development of the country’s contemporary art.

Diana Sadretdinova 24 August 2022

Architecture

Aesthetics of Totalitarian States’ Architecture

People include the architecture of 20th century dictatorships in the category of totalitarian art. Totalitarian architecture invokes a feeling of...

Diana Sadretdinova 22 August 2022

Review

The Displaced by Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre – Book Review

Rodrigo Ribera d'Ebre is force to be reckoned with. Writer, director and social commentator, he has recently written a novel set in his native Los Angeles. 'The Displaced' is certain to create debate.

Candy Bedworth 8 August 2022

art history quiz Pablo Picasso, 1937, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain Art History 101

War, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing! Protest Art Story (+18)

Protest art, especially around war, has a rich global history, in visual art, installation art, in music and in literature. German philosopher Adorno...

Candy Bedworth 28 July 2022

Philip Guston, Riding Around, 1969, Private collection. Review

Philip Guston Now – A Controversial Exhibition

In May 2022 the long-awaited exhibition on Philip Guston titled Philip Guston Now finally opened at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The show was...

Jimena Escoto 18 July 2022

Contemporary Art

Leon Golub and the Fact of Brutality

Leon Golub (1922-2004) was a history painter, even in his portraits. It has been claimed that in the 20th century, history painting became an otiose...

Guest Profile 11 July 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault

Théodore Géricault completed The Raft of the Medusa when he was 27, and the work has become an icon of French Romanticism. It is a direct precursor...

Clinton Pittman 27 June 2022

Women Artists

Home and Migration in the Artworks of Zarina Hashmi

Zarina Hashmi (1937–2020), was an Indian-American artist and printmaker based in New York City. She was known by her professional name, Zarina.

Anuradha Sroha 20 June 2022

Contemporary Art

Disney Figures in Art That Make You Think Twice

Who doesn’t like Disney characters? They are cute, sweet, and adorable. They also represent an ideal image and simplify our world view.

Michel Rutten 23 May 2022