Posts by Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a writer, curator, and art historian living in Rome, Italy. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London. She cultivated expertise in street art led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

February 26, 2020

Floating Parade Brings the Eccentric Art of Hieronymus Bosch to Life

Hieronymus Bosch is one of the most intriguing painters of the Northern Renaissance. Though little is known about his life, Bosch’s surreal and absurd paintings—which span the 15th and 16th centuries—are filled with incredible details that continue to influence artists today. In fact, there’s even a parade of sorts, aptly called the Bosch Parade, that takes inspiration from the artist’s fantastical imagination.

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February 24, 2020

14 Artists Transform Saudi Arabian Desert Into a Contemporary Art Oasis

An ancient oasis in Saudi Arabia has been transformed into a contemporary art playground for Desert X AlUla. The event brings together fourteen local and international artists, who have created site-specific installations inspired by the natural surroundings. This type of interactive installation is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia and is a spinoff of the Desert X events that happen every two years in California’s Coachella Valley.

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February 20, 2020

Incredible Iridescent Clouds Look Like Soap Bubbles Over Siberia’s Highest Mountain

Russian photographer Svetlana Kazina has a deep love of nature. So much so that, over twenty years ago, she quit her job in the city and moved her family to a hut in a mountain village near the border of Kazakhstan. It’s here that she has been able to hone her craft and spend time surrounded by the awe-inspiring environment. One of her favorite locations to photograph is Siberia’s highest peak, Belukha Mountain.

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February 17, 2020

7 Facts About Pioneering Street Artist Keith Haring

In the 1980s, Keith Haring shot to international fame. Using his trademark line drawings, Haring became instantly recognizable for his pop style art. This would catapult him from the underground art scene in New York City to a career that would see him mingling with the likes of Andy Warhol, Grace Jones, Yoko Ono, and Madonna. Unfortunately, the prolific artist’s life was cut short in 1990, when he succumbed to AIDS-related complications.

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