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The Khon (Thai masked dance drama) performance with the male dancers in the traditional costumes, one dancer mounts on another dancer's leg, others dancers and the orchestra are sitting in the background

Eastern world

Khon – The Art of Thai Dance

By July 9, 2020

As an art form, Thai dance has been honed over many centuries....

Ancient Greece

Depictions of Ajax in Ancient Greek Pottery

By July 9, 2020

Ancient Greek literature is abundant in legendary heroes who live and die...



  • Women Artists

    A Meringue Ballerina: Anna Pavlova in Paintings

    By July 8, 2020

    Anna Pavlova, a Russian ballerina, was highly independent for her times. She formed her own company and choreographed her own performances. She toured the world for twenty years and introduced ballet to other parts of the world. Pavlova...

  • Women Artists

    5 Greek Female Artists You Should Know

    By July 8, 2020

    The debate around the position of women in art is going even further every year. On a global level there have been studies, articles, and books about women artists that had a huge impact in the art world...

  • Middle Ages

    Danse Macabre: Dancing with Skeletons

    By July 7, 2020

    Danse Macabre (Dance of Death) – a weird dance between people and skeletons. You might think that it is a scene from a horror movie. But surprisingly, it is a medieval allegorical concept for the all-conquering and equalizing...

  • Architecture

    LEGO Architecture: Build Your Very Own Modernist House

    By July 7, 2020

    Lego gives us the opportunity to create our own world. We’ve all played as kids creating the most amazing places from our imagination or even to recreate our favorite movies sets. Then, when you grow up, as an...

  • Women Artists

    The Feminist Artists Whose Work Changed the World

    By July 6, 2020

    Discovering the trailblazing women who led the way for female talent today.

  • Ferrante Imperato, Room of curiosities. Source: www.wunderkammer.at Ferrante Imperato, Room of curiosities. Source: www.wunderkammer.at

    Art History 101

    What is a Wunderkammer? Best Cabinets of Curiosities

    By July 6, 2020

    The characteristic of arousing surprise for the observer is typical for the so-called Wunderkammer or Cabinet of Curiosities. These are real rooms of wonders where, in an undifferentiated mix of art and science, of naturalia and artificialia, the...

  • Animals

    Dachshunds in Art

    By July 5, 2020

    Dachshunds were first bred around the 15th century in Germany. Their primary purpose was to hunt small animals, particularly badgers, and they are sometimes referred to as badger hounds. Although most dachshunds now probably live a more sedentary...

  • Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: Thomas Lawrence, Julia, Lady Peel

    By July 5, 2020

    When I saw the portrait of Julia, Lady Peel by Sir Thomas Lawrence in the Frick Collection, I was intrigued by the artwork. There is a discrepancy between her gentle expression and the flamboyance of her costume. Yet she is...

  • Portrait of Sarah Harrop (Mrs. Bates) as a Muse by Angelica Kauffman cover Portrait of Sarah Harrop (Mrs. Bates) as a Muse by Angelica Kauffman cover

    Women Artists

    Angelica Kauffman – Paintings by the Queen of Neoclassical Art

    By July 4, 2020

    Swiss artist Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807) was one of the greats amongst the Neoclassical artists. Through her portraits and history paintings, she became one of the most successful artists of 18th-century Europe. Now is a good time to celebrate...

  • Animals

    The Lady with the Dog

    By July 4, 2020

    The Lady with the Dog is a title that I borrowed from Chekhov’s short story. It is a story of an affair, however, in art the dog quite often has been a symbol of fidelity. As you will...



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