19th May 2017

Across the globe, classic paintings are admired and enjoyed by art enthusiasts in museums and galleries. Many people with an appreciation for fine art also decide to bring these masterpieces into their homes, collecting their favourite works for their own enjoyment. But have you ever wondered how read more ...

12th May 2017

Art enthusiasts are spoiled for choice when it comes to visiting foreign cities. It seems that every major settlement has a museum with a selection of spectacular works, and sometimes it can be hard to choose where to go. Here are four of the best. Paris It is perhaps no surprise that Paris is on read more ...

11th May 2017

The impressionist masterpiece ‘Le Passeur’ (The Ferryman) is now available for all to see, after Tate Britain purchased the painting for £1.5 million. Created by William Stott of Oldham, the painting is an example of 19th century British impressionism and shows two young girls gazing across a river read more ...

11th May 2017

New York is now home to the city’s first Institute of Arab and Islamic Art, which hopes to tackle common stereotypes and represent Arab Muslim artists. Launched on May 4th by Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al-Thani (who is part of the ruling family of Qatar) the gallery will stand among New York’s cultural read more ...

04th May 2017

This years Turner Prize shortlist revealed a noticeably older group of artists after the organisers decided to remove age restrictions, it has been reported.  Originally, since 1991, the Turner Prize had an upper age limit of 50 years, but this year the four artists range from 43 to 62. The read more ...

03rd May 2017

We are accustomed to seeing paintings hanging in museums and galleries as static objects. However, very rarely has a work of art remained in the same place over time. Most of them have backstories almost as incredible as the image painted on the canvas. Here are three of the most impressive. read more ...

02nd May 2017

Did you know Vincent Van Gogh regarded his painting ‘The Starry Night’ a failure because he made the stars too large? That the globally famous Mona Lisa portrait by Leonardo da Vinci was meant to be spelt ‘Monna’, the Italian word for “my lady”? Or that the ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ painting by read more ...

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