Sunday, Feb 05, 2023



Behind the Art: Why is The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer famous?

January 08, 2023 12:41 pm

Thanks to the already attached sexual connotation to maids, this painting highlights the small smile that the milkmaid wears on her face whilst working

French painter Pierre Soulages dies aged 102

October 27, 2022 4:30 pm

The artist was famous for his use of black and was an icon of post-World War II European abstract art.

Iran's outdoor painters seek to capture, preserve old Tehran

July 07, 2022 8:34 pm

The practice of outdoor painting in Tehran thrived during the pandemic, artists say, as many found solace and inspiration under the open sky when galleries and museums shuttered for months and construction projects sputtered to a halt.

Sam Gilliam ‘took a step most people didn’t understand was possible’

June 29, 2022 5:30 pm

Sam Gilliam and his work left a deep impact on his fellow artists and friends.

Behind the Art: What makes Johannes Vermeer's Girl With A Pearl Earring so special?

May 29, 2022 9:22 am

Johannes Vermeer, known as the illusion maker, makes the viewer believe they are looking at a very round and big pearl earring. Many argue it is just a polished tin made to look like a pearl earring

Eminent painter Wasim Kapoor passes away

January 24, 2022 7:19 pm

Kapoor was acclaimed for his series ‘Kolkata Rickshawpullers’, among others

Celebrated Greek painter Alekos Fassianos dies at 86

January 18, 2022 12:00 pm

Although some of his paintings, especially the early ones, were in a contemporary style, he mostly drew inspiration from Greek popular art and Ancient Greek mythology.

Indonesia's batik-makers turn to mangroves as demand grows for eco-dyes

November 20, 2021 2:43 pm

Despite being duller than synthetic dyes, natural dyes are more environmentally sustainable and have a greater market value because of their quality and durability, according to Erwin Ardli, a mangrove ecologist at Jenderal Soedirman University in Indonesia

Oslo opens museum to 'The Scream' painter Edvard Munch

October 22, 2021 4:20 pm

Between 1893 and 1910, Munch painted The Scream many times using different techniques. The waterfront museum will have access to three of those canvases but show only one at a time as they are very fragile, said its director, Stein Olav Henrichsen.

Art lovers flock to see master Antonio Lopez paint on Madrid square

August 18, 2021 5:01 pm

"It's a once-in-a-lifetime moment because Antonio Lopez is a living legend of Spanish art," said art teacher Javier Mateo, 33, who was inspired by Lopez to study art himself.


With cinemas closed, Ghana's hand-painted movie posters find homes abroad

June 11, 2022 7:01 pm

Have a look at Ghana's tradition of vibrant hand-painted movie posters. As Ghana's independent cinemas fell into obscurity, interest in owning these hand-painted posters gained appeal internationally. They are valued as unique representations of a specific period in African art.