Who Are the Women in Leonardo da Vinci’s Paintings?
The life and work of Leonardo da Vinci have been dissected and...
Käthe Kollwitz: Germany’s Greatest Female ArtistMarch 2, 2021
Käthe Kollwitz (1867 – 1945) was one of Germany’s greatest artists and she holds the distinction of being the only woman artist to make it into Ernst Gombrich’s The Story of Art. In 1920 she became the first female...
Writing Poetry and Inspiring Painters: Portraits of Anna AkhmatovaMarch 1, 2021
It is hard to say how many portraits of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) exist – she was painted by many famous artists of the 20th century. She was an inspiration for many geniuses, being a genius poet...
Rosalba Carriera: The Accomplished PastellistMarch 1, 2021
Do you know the great Rococo portraitist Rosalba Carriera? She was one of the most famous painters of the early 18th century. Rosalba Carriera became famous by developing new painting techniques in miniature paintings and pastel portraits. Indeed,...
The Beautiful Parisian Scenes of Jean BéraudFebruary 28, 2021
In the first quarter of the 20th century, Paris was the center of artistic and intellectual activity. Artists, actors, dancers, poets, writers, philosophers from around the world went to Paris to discover the magic of the City of...
Painting of the Week
Painting of the Week: Jan Asselijn, Threatened SwanFebruary 28, 2021
Swans are normally characterized as graceful birds. They are magnificent and majestic. However, Jan Asselijn displays another side of these elegant birds. In Threatened Swan, we witness the fierce, protective, and powerful nature of motherhood. Yet, we are...
Robert S. Duncanson: African-American Painter in the SpotlightFebruary 27, 2021
Nearly 150 years after his death, African-American landscape painter Robert S. Duncanson made headlines last month. This happened when his Landscape with Rainbow was featured during the recent United States Presidential Inauguration. It’s nice to see the long-underappreciated...
What did the Artists from ‘Midnight in Paris’ Look Like in Real Life? 19th CenturyFebruary 27, 2021
In Woody Allen’s 2011 Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson plays a nostalgic screenwriter who somehow finds himself transported back in time to 1920s Paris. A time period which Owen’s character, Gil Pender, deems a “golden age of thinking.”...
What did the Artists from ‘Midnight in Paris’ Look Like in Real Life?February 26, 2021
In Woody Allen’s 2011 film, Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson plays a nostalgic screenwriter who somehow finds himself transported back in time to 1920s Paris… a time period which Owen’s character, Gil Pender, deems a “golden age of...
Visit Parisian Landmarks in These Ten Gorgeous PaintingsFebruary 26, 2021
If you’ve ever been to Paris, you know that there’s nothing like seeing the city in person. However, that’s no reason not to get a taste of it with some help from great artists. So, let’s look at ten...
Brothers in Arts: Afro-American Artists Charles White and Kerry J. MarshallFebruary 25, 2021
In 2019 the auction house Sotheby’s sold Kerry James Marshall’s painting Vignette 19 for $16 million. That’s a lot of money for a work by a living artist. But last year the same artist did even better. In May...
ALL Art In BoJack Horseman We Could Find Gathered In One Place (6th Season Update)May 5, 2020
We love it when pop culture adopts, uses, and remixes art history, especially when that mixture...
Bodies And Erotic Art
All You Must Know About Japanese Erotic Art, Shunga (18+)October 2, 2020
Ukiyo-e pictures, pictures of the “floating world” are famous among everyone interested in art history. Everyone knows Hokusai’s...
Bodies And Erotic Art
Greek Mythological Creatures that Combine Female Beauty and Beastly UglinessSeptember 12, 2020
Gods, goddesses, demigods, horrible monsters, and beasts of hybrid forms roam the world of Ancient Greek...
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