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Watteau and the Mysteries of Rococo

Published on December 13th, 2017 | by Magda Michalska

Who was Watteau, one of the most well-known Rococo painters? There are very few documented facts about his life, which make his life and thus his art all the more mysterious. Are you ready for Watteau and... Read More


Architecture

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Have A Look At Louvre Abu Dhabi

Published on December 11th, 2017 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Louvre Abu Dhabi just opened on November 11th, 10 years after the project was announced in 2007. The art museum, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, cost over £1 billion to make. Abu Dhabi is renting... Read More


Painting of the Week

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Titian, Sacred and Profane Love

Published on December 10th, 2017 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Sacred and Profane Love is mysterious an oil painting by Titian, probably painted in 1514, early in his career. The painting is presumed to have been commissioned by Niccolò Aurelio, a secretary to the Venetian Council... Read More


Just Weird

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Art, Hygge, And a Fireplace

Published on December 6th, 2017 | by Magda Michalska

You guys ever heard of Hygge? It’s a Danish and Norwegian word used to describe a feeling of coziness. Whether you’re home alone or out with friends, you can feel hygge: you just need to recognize and... Read More


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The True Story Of American Gothic According to SNL

Published on December 5th, 2017 | by Zuzanna Stanska

If you ever wondered how famous paintings were created, how exactly looked the process of creation, setting up the sitters, choosing their poses… Here is the hilarious story behind the creation of the American Gothic which shows... Read More


Animals

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Holy Cow! Why Did The Dutch Painters Love Cows?

Published on December 4th, 2017 | by Magda Michalska

Every time I look at 17th-century Dutch landscape paintings, I ask myself the same question: WHY DO THEY ALWAYS SHOW COWS? You think it’s a shallow and useless question…? Let me show you there is more substance... Read More


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