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5 love paintings that have made history

Valentine’s day is close, and you would probably like to give your special person something that shouts “love” without actually naming it, to express what you feel in a way that no one has ever done before. Well, there are some artists that, by painting a gaze, a hand...

The “Frida Kahlo of India”: Amrita Sher Gil’s Female Portraits

Amrita Sher Gil is one of the few female artists who “made it” in a sexist society that doesn’t give much space to the contribution women give it. Often defined as an “Indian Frida Kahlo” Amrita Sher Gil died very young, but she is remembered for her passionate and...

Painting with fruit: Arcimboldo and his unique art

It isn’t always simple to tell one artist’s works from another’s: sometimes the same artistic style may lead the observer to some confusion.Well, in the case of Giuseppe Arcimboldo that’s, let’s say… rare. In fact, his portraits made up of fruits, vegetables and...

The element of weird in Bosch’s art

Little is known about his personal life, but Hyeronimus Bosch’s art has impressed many generations, to the point that there are several theories on the symbology of his paintings. Bosch’s art is rich and detailed, and its mystical and imaginative connotation makes us...

Six of the most famous paintings by Picasso

Picasso is one of the artists that most influenced the XX century, and his revolutionary style made him an icon among his contemporaries. In this article we’ll discuss, in a chronological order, the paintings that most represent his art, and which people love the...

6 art fun facts about the most iconic paintings

Behind every piece of art are secrets, mysteries and curiosities that the artists who made them wanted to conceal, and which art critics try to unveil, by studying and digging for years. In this article you’ll find six art fun facts we’ve picked for you on some of the...

Guerrilla Girls and Obliteration in Art

There are many types of violence against women, physical, sexual, psychological, financial and more. In art there is an other type of violence: Obliteration. Try opening a literature book and count the male authors quoted, as opposite to the female ones. Notice...

5 things you probably didn’t know about art in Vatican City

When in Rome... you cannot miss a trip to the Vatican, the ecclesiastical state located in the center of the city. Besides being the official location of the Pope, it gives home to some of the most incredible masterpieces that have ever been made. This article will...

5 curious facts about the greatest Spanish artists

Admit it: when you happen to talk about art, you just vaguely remember what you studied at school years ago, or what you once read in a book. Well, here's your opportunity to tell your friends something they most certainly didn't know about these great, superfamous...

Sandro Botticelli, the prankster

When we look at great masterpieces, we cannot help but notice how perfect they are and how much attention has been paid to the details. Obviously, we link this kind of artistic effort to an incredibly austere behaviour… Well, it’s not always like that: did you know,...

Mothers in art: 3 paintings to celebrate Mother’s Day

As the sun is getting warmer, we’re getting close to the second Sunday of May, the month in which many parts of the world celebrate Mother’s Day. Mothers in art are a frequent subject, as they have always inspired artists for the creation of breathtaking artworks....

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Spring in New York: 5 exhibitions not to miss

It looked as if it would never happen, but Spring is finally here: the scents, the outdoor events, the colors - life definitely awakens in April, even if you find yourself in the city that doesn’t sleep. Let’s have a look at how you can feed your eyes, heart and soul...

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Hanami art: Van Gogh, flowers and Japan

Many artists have always been inspired by spring, creating some admirable hanami art: Vincent Van Gogh was one of them. In some of the letters he wrote to his brother Theo, he even talked about the huge influence that Japanese art had on his own!Ever heard of hanami?...

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