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Arnold Duijzer
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Eloquent, Ineffable and Simply Beautiful
Earlier this month BuzzFeed.com posted a list of 32 of the most beautiful words in the English language on their website, written by Daniel Dalton (click here ), which went viral on social media. The list includes words such as "mellifluous" (adj. A sound t...

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Criminal Artists II
The exceptionally talented Italian painter Caravaggio not only excelled in making unprecedented paintings, he also excelled in heinous crimes, such as the murder of a young man. Various other artists share the questionable distinction of producing masterpie...

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The Year 1889
In the year 1889 the 300 meter tall Eiffel Tower was inaugurated. It formed the entrance arch to the Exposition Universelle in Paris, France, which opened on May 6. The Eiffel Tower exceeded the previous tallest structure by 130 meter, but was regarded as a...

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Art Parodies
Great works of art have one thing in common, they fall victim to parodies  –  humorously exaggerated imitations. M ost artists would probably prefer that their artworks are taken more seriously, but parodies can also be viewed  as a sign of recognition. In ...

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Shortcut Tours: Art Institute of Chicago
Have you ever wandered around  aimlessly  at  a large museum like the Louvre, British Museum or the Metropolitan, hoping to miraculously stumble upon the museum's famous works of art that you know are around somewhere? Even the colorful map of the museum gi...
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