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Female Nude or Naked Female?

Modigliani, Amedeo. 1917. Reclining Nude The Met

Representing female nudes in the history of art is a canonical subject matter along with landscapes, still life, portraiture and historical paintings. When thinking of iconic female nude artworks one might think of timeless masterworks like the Venetian Renaissance master Titian’s Venus of Urbino (c. 1534) or the Florentine High Renaissance Master Sandro Botticelli’s Birth […]

Murals: The City’s clothing in contemporary society

Murals: The City’s clothing in contemporary society

All around the world, no matter what city you find yourself in, murals predominate as the primary art form in public spaces. Whether it’s graffiti artists tagging street corners and dilapidated buildings or a more traditional piece taking up an entire side of a skyscraper, it’s hard to be in any major city and not […]

Art interpretation: How to Appreciate Art – the best sources for personal growth

Art Interpretation - Venus de Milo Sculpture - Blog article - Art news

Art interpretation and understanding within your grasp for personal growth In this day and age, information is evolving and the ways we approach art interpretation and comport ourselves to learning about art is changing rapidly. We can, in one instance, view any number of great works of art instantly, from anywhere in the world. This […]

The Surrealist Love and Bizarre Romance of Rene Magritte

Surrealist Love by Rene Magritte - painting The Lovers II

As one of the leading figures of the surrealist movement of the early 20th century, Rene Magritte has lent his talents and artistic genius towards a movement that has forced us to consider things in a new light and question our presuppositions of what art should be. From his compelling meditations on humanity, such as […]

Designing with Toilet Paper – A Showcase of Maurizio Cattelan

Toilet Paper Collection by Maurizio Cattelan

The History of Toilet Paper Maurizio Cattelan, in collaboration with the Italian photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari, created ToiletPaper Magazine a bi-annual visual publication. Started in 2009, it still runs and still is an interesting amalgam of cultural forces on the artistic publishing world. As reported by The New Yorker, Cattelan “had so much fun” working with […]