Art History

Theatre

Kabuki – Japanese Theatre Woodblock Prints at National Museum of Scotland

Kabuki – Japanese Theatre Woodblock Prints at National Museum of Scotland

Posted October 9th, 2013

Art History, Japan, Prints, Shows, Theatre

A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland reveals the spectacular artwork and larger-than-life characters from a 19th century Japanese cultural phenomenon. Kabuki: Japanese Theatre Prints offers a unique chance to see the highlights of National Museums Scotland’s collection of Japanese woodblock prints. Striking… Read More

Women

Were the First Artists Mostly Women?

Were the First Artists Mostly Women?

Posted October 9th, 2013

Art History, Science, Women

National Geographic has a most fascinating story on ancient cave art which most often belonged to women: “Women made most of the oldest-known cave art paintings, suggests a new analysis of ancient handprints. Most scholars had assumed these ancient artists were predominantly men, so the… Read More

Shows

Touch Van Gogh App makes you art detective

Touch Van Gogh App makes you art detective

Posted October 4th, 2013

Apps, Art History, Museums, Netherlands, Shows

Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum launched a new app for tablets allowing users to turn “art detective” when looking at the Dutch master’s paintings. The “Touch Van Gogh” app for Android and iPad tablets allows users to explore the secrets behind some of Van Gogh’s best… Read More

Videos

How Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia cathedral will look

How Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia cathedral will look

Posted October 2nd, 2013

3D, Architecture, Art History, Religion, Spain, Videos

It may have taken only 144 years to construct, but Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia cathedral will probably be completed by 2026. Or at least that’s what the architect in charge has promised. About 65% of the work has been completed since Antoni Gaudi laid the… Read More

Shows

Destruction and Restoration in Egypt – Antiquities that survived 2011 uprising

Destruction and Restoration in Egypt – Antiquities that survived 2011 uprising

Posted October 2nd, 2013

Art History, Egypt, Shows

An exhibition of ancient artefacts that narrowly survived the turmoil of the 2011 Egyptian uprising opened in Cairo on Monday under the title “Destruction and Restoration”. The exhibit consists of 29 artefacts, including 11 that had been stolen from the famed Egyptian Museum near Cairo’s… Read More

Surrealism

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938

Posted October 1st, 2013

Art History, Belgium, Shows, Surrealism

This new exhibition at the is the first to focus exclusively on the breakthrough Surrealist years of René Magritte, creator of some of the 20th century’s most extraordinary images. Beginning in 1926, when Magritte first aimed to create paintings that would, in his words, “challenge… Read More

Shows

The Anatomy Lesson: From Rembrandt to Damien Hirst

The Anatomy Lesson: From Rembrandt to Damien Hirst

Posted October 1st, 2013

Art History, Science, Shows

Human anatomy is a subject of inexhaustible interest not only to science, but also to art. For centuries, the human body and its dissection have been popular subjects among artists. Driven by their fascination with the human body and the thirst for knowledge, people knew… Read More

Shows

Van Gogh in Paris explores the years 1886 to 1888

Van Gogh in Paris explores the years 1886 to 1888

Posted September 30th, 2013

Art History, Netherlands, Paintings, Shows

London’a Eykyn Maclean presents Van Gogh in Paris, a landmark exhibition exploring the years 1886 to 1888 when the artist was living and working in Paris. With a career that spanned no more than ten years in total before his premature death in 1890, Van… Read More

Shows

Major George Grosz exhibition in London

Major George Grosz exhibition in London

Posted September 30th, 2013

Art History, Germany, Graphic Art, Shows

This autumn Richard Nagy will stage a major exhibition dedicated to George Grosz (1893-1959); the first in the UK since the Royal Academy’s retrospective almost 20 years ago. Some 50 works by the titan of German satirical art have been assembled from leading private and… Read More