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Einar Bager: the story of a Swedish artist behind a viral photograph

The story behind a viral photograph of Swedish artist Einar Bager painting naked

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Henri Cassiers and his art advertising the Low Countries

Henri Cassiers’ artworks promoted tourist locations in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Purr-fect puzzles for International Cat Day

Celebrated yearly on the 8th of August, International Cat Day, also known as World Cat Day, is a day to raise awareness for cats and learn about ways to help and protect them. This year it falls on a Caturday, so let’s celebrate meow!

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Summer sketched: the Skagen Painters in Denmark

A group of Scandinavian artists gathered in Skagen in the 19th century

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#MuseumJigsaw – puzzle over beautiful artworks

Have fun with our cultural heritage jigsaw puzzles and discover beautiful artworks when you complete them.

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Spot the Differences: 8 art puzzles to play

Test yourself with these 8 Spot the Difference puzzles from artworks and paintings.

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Star-crossed lovers in classic literature: Depictions of historical relationships in times of social distancing

Today we bring you the first two of five stories of love made impossible by physical distance – stories of longing, heartache, and yearning in European literature and art.

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Art Up Your Zoom: beautiful backgrounds for your conference calls

We’ve curated some great artworks to use as backgrounds in your Zoom conference calls.

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Åke Waldemar Larsson: the artist who depicted everyday life in Malmö

Swedish artist Åke Waldemar Larsson has created a huge number of artworks depicting day to day life in the city of Malmö, and the beauty, energy and rhythms of our working lives.

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Inspiring movement: Piet Mondrian, painting and migration

Celebrated Dutch artist Piet Mondrian is a pioneer of 20th century abstract art who lived in Paris, London and New York, with his art reflecting his migrations.

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Eero Järnefelt, painter of Finnish nature

Finnish painter Eero Järnefelt was inspired by nature. Over his artistic career of more than 60 years, many of paintings depict details of nature and weather in particular in Finland.

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A journey through Byzantine Ravenna

Ravenna in modern Italy was one of Europe’s most important cities in the Byzantine era. Today, experts from the Byzantine Art and Archaeology project take us on a tour of Ravenna’s remarkable Byzantine heritage.

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Beautiful & useful: Bauhaus and Walter Gropius

2019 celebrates the centenary of the influential Bauhaus art and design school, founded by architect Walter Gropius in Weimar Germany on April 12th in 1919.

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From earth goddess festival to family feast: the roots and guises of ‘Mother’s Day’

Throughout the world, the love, patience, dedication and commitment of mothers are honoured yearly on ‘Mother’s Day’. Many countries and cultures celebrate their mothers in the month of May, and treat the ‘leading lady’ of the family to a day of pampering, presents, festive food and extra doses of hugs. But did you know that […]

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From Russia with love: Misia Sert, queen of Paris

Misia Sert was one of the most intriguing and influential women in Belle Époque Paris, a muse and confidant to many of the iconic artists and composers of the time.

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Queen of Arts: Christina of Sweden’s Roman reign

Anyone who wanted to see the musical avant-garde at work around 1600 went south of the Alps. With figureheads such as Monteverdi, Peri and Caccini and their work in the new opera genre, Italy pioneered an innovative repertoire and ‘modern’ styles and became the mecca for musicians in the early days of the baroque era. […]

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