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Fanny Brate: A Forgotten Painter of Everyday Art

By April 9, 2021

Fanny Brate was born in Stockholm in 1861. Showing great potential from...


Hieronymus Bosch’s Creepy Owls

By April 9, 2021

Hieronymus Bosch was an Early Netherlandish painter. He must have lived in two worlds...

  • Renaissance

    7 Images of Dürer’s Animals that Are Better than Trip to a Zoo

    By April 10, 2021

    Albrecht Dürer‘s keen interest in nature was a typical manifestation of the Renaissance. Animals were not generally considered to be appropriate subjects for serious art until the 18th century. Paintings of animals were considered to be simply a...

  • Women Artists

    Paula Rego and Other Strong Women

    By April 8, 2021

    A couple of years ago, I wrote a very short article about Paula Rego’s fairy tale-like works. Yet, only recently I found out that we were born in the same month just a few days apart, which makes...

  • "Refuse to be the Muse!", @BarbieReports. "Refuse to be the Muse!", @BarbieReports.

    Art State of Mind

    Art Activist Barbie, When Playful Protests Indicate Gender Inequality in Art

    By April 8, 2021

    Art Activist Barbie has been showing up in museums and galleries for over three years, criticizing the male-dominated art world. Holding a lollipop stick, Art Activist Barbie uses small signs to ask big questions in fabulous outfits. That...

  • Animals

    Famous Lobsters in Art

    By April 7, 2021

    Lobsters, large marine crustaceans, have been eaten by humans since prehistoric times. They became a delicacy by the Roman period. They were also popular among the Moche people of Peru. Historically, lobsters weren’t a very common subject of...

  • Art Forms

    Artistic Cartography 2: The Charming History of Ancient Globes

    By April 7, 2021

    Cartography is the production of geographical maps and globes and it has existed, more or less, since the beginning of recorded history. It could be considered both a science and an art. Why? Let’s discover the charming world of old...

  • Just Weird

    A Hero and Mythical Creatures: Famous Spiders in Art

    By April 6, 2021

    Spiders disturb the majority of the people. Even though they are much smaller, and thus much less powerful than us, we cannot help but fear their presence. Perhaps it is the horrid looks that do not fit our...

  • Animals

    Why Was Matisse Obsessed With Goldfish?

    By April 6, 2021

    Goldfish here, goldfish there, in a bowl, in a tank, on a table, by the window, goldfish everywhere. Having been looking at Henri Matisse’s work recently, I realized there was a period in which Matisse was obsessed with...

  • Franz Marc, The Large Blue Horse, 1911 Franz Marc, The Large Blue Horse, 1911


    Franz Marc: The Painter Who Loved Horses

    By April 5, 2021

    The German Expressionist movement had many faces. One of the most interesting of them was that of the painter Franz Marc. Marc looked to the natural world as an antidote to modern life, from which he felt increasingly alienated....

  • J.M.W. Turner, Chichester Canal, c.1828, Tate, London, detail - Art and Industry J.M.W. Turner, Chichester Canal, c.1828, Tate, London, detail - Art and Industry


    Exploring Extremes: Art and Industry by David Stacey. Book Review

    By April 5, 2021

    Art and industry may sound like an unlikely combination, usually we see them almost at the extremes of the spectrum of life. That is to say, Art embodies creativity while industry channels efficiency and standardization. David Stacey, in...

  • Architecture

    Colorful Temples in the World

    By April 4, 2021

    Whether colors represent environmental phenomena, human history, or personal freedom, there are canvases that exist beyond an artist’s studio. Mountains, lakes, buildings, and gardens are some of the most colorful places in the world. Let us hope this collection of colorful...

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