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  • Legend of Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    By January 5, 2018

    Works of the famous Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti often resonate with his personal experiences in life and love. Especially, the lush portraits of the larger-than-life goddesses were often inspired by the women who had the biggest significance...

  • A Painterly Look Into Sculptors’ Studios

    By November 29, 2017

    Painting and sculpture have always had a rather complicated relationship, with artists arguing for the superiority of one or the other. Yet, in the 19th century, it appears that many painters were fascinated by sculptors, their studios and the...

  • Was Nicolas Poussin A Barouqe Artist?

    By November 16, 2017

    Nicolas Poussin is often considered a representative of French Baroque, as he worked in the first half of the 1600s. Yet, his paintings are so different from Rubens‘… Can we still call Poussin a Barouqe artist, or should...

  • Do You Know Your Saints? A Quiz With Saintly Attributes

    By November 3, 2017

    How well do you know your Christian iconography? All Saints is over but it’s never too late for a little quiz! Are you able to recognize saints by their attributes? The answers are below the paintings, so don’t...

  • Annibale Carracci: The Inventor of Baroque Painting?

    By September 27, 2017

    When did Mannierism give way to a new style? Was it with Caravaggio‘s dramatic lighting, or Rubens‘s opulence? Can we distinguish a moment in history, or an artist with whom the new era of painting began? I think that...

  • 10 Most Scandalous Nudes in Art (NSFW)

    By September 21, 2017

    We’re here to let you in on a pretty widely known secret about art history: it was all about sex. Nude representations of men and women caused scandals throughout centuries (female nudes of course more often, unfortunately). Often...

  • Caravaggisti: Fans, Epigons, Masters?

    By September 20, 2017

    Caravaggio made an impact on painting already in his times. Probably because he behaved in defiance of all norms of the Church which was his biggest patron and commissioner. What a character he was… We could crown him a...

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