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The Government Venus: Top Five Portraits of Elisabeth of Russia

By August 12, 2020

Elisabeth of Russia (1709-1761) was the most beautiful empress from the Romanov...

Eastern world

Shiva Linga Iconography

By August 12, 2020

The Shiva Linga or Shiva Lingam is a highly regarded and widely...



  • Artists' Stories

    Beyond Madame X: Portraits by John Singer Sargent

    By August 11, 2020

    John Singer Sargent is one of art history’s most famous portrait painters. He was born in Italy to American parents and received his formal artistic training in Paris, where he quickly became successful at the all-important annual Salon....

  • History

    Lady Anne Clifford: Portraits of a 17th Century Feminist

    By August 11, 2020

    During the early modern period of European history (ca. 1500-1800), women experienced different freedoms depending on where they lived and the laws in those areas. Laws surrounding religion, estates, wills, sex, and politics were all important and far-reaching...

  • Art History 101

    Art History 101: Twelve Portraits You Should Know

    By August 10, 2020

    Let us embark on a journey through the course of art history with twelve significant portraits everybody should definitely know! The human need to capture its likeness comes with the birth of civilization, making portraiture one of the...

  • Museums And Exhibitions

    10 National Museum in Warsaw Highlights You Need to Know

    By August 10, 2020

    The National Museum in Warsaw is one of the most important museums in Poland. It also has an amazing collection of art – which obviously includes a collection of Polish art. As Polish art may not be the...

  • Literature

    Best Art Books for Little Artists

    By August 9, 2020

    Learning about art history can be fun! It can stimulate children’s imaginations and set them off on their own artistic journeys, whilst teaching them some useful techniques along the way. Here, we have selected four more books that...

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    Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat by John Weguelin

    By August 9, 2020

    Here is a Painting of the Week to honor our recent cat theme. The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat presents an imaginative interpretation of an ancient Egyptian cat burial. Ancient Egypt and Cats Many people are familiar with...

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    Cinema

    Paintings in the Movie “The Accountant”

    By August 8, 2020

    The Accountant is a 2016 action thriller starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J. K. Simmons, and is directed by Gavin O’Connor. It centers on the character of Christian Wolff, a man who has high-functioning autism. He also...

  • Cats

    15 Cats in Art History Every Cat Lover Would Love

    By August 8, 2020

    Today is the day – for some it’s more important than Valentine’s Day, more important than Boxing Day, and even more important than International Pizza Day. Today is… INTERNATIONAL CAT DAY! To mark this very special occasion we...

  • Cats

    Maneki Neko – Those Lucky Cats (NSFW)

    By August 7, 2020

    We’ve all seen those jovial, happy cat figurines in Asian restaurants and shops. Sitting upright with their raised paw, smiling face, and trademark bell and bib, Maneki Neko (in Japanese 招き猫, “beckoning cat”) have symbolized all kinds of...

  • Architecture

    Art Travels: Taj Mahal, India

    By August 7, 2020

    Located on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in Agra, a little over a 100 miles outside New Delhi, is India’s most famous monument and one of the most recognizable architectural marvels of the world. It is...

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