Stories By Anastasia Manioudaki
Beyond the Biennale – Top Five Art Museums to Visit in VeniceSeptember 1, 2021
Venice, with its long history, is an open museum that will leave none unsatisfied. La Serenissima is a dream destination for every art lover. Apart from the many historic sites like San Marco’s Basilica and the...
Art History 101
Top 5 Most Famous Print Series in ArtAugust 11, 2021
Printmaking, the art of printing artworks on paper, developed in the 15th century when paper became widely available in Europe. Gutenberg’s printing press revolutionized the availability of knowledge and the way it was shared. Artists all...
On the Road: Best Traveling PaintingsJuly 5, 2021
“As you set out for Ithaka, hope your road is a long one,” thus begins Ithaka, the famous poem by C.P. Cavafy. When we travel, we always think about the destination – thinking of the time...
Take Me Down to My Boat on the River: Rivers in Famous PaintingsMay 31, 2021
From the dawn of civilization, rivers have been the crux of human life. Most great cities are built around rivers. We use them for sustenance, transportation or simply to have a nice stroll and a good...
Painting of the Week: Giorgione, The TempestMay 30, 2021
Giorgione and his masterpiece The Tempest form the rare combination of a mysterious artist and a mysterious painting. This small canvas has puzzled art historians since the 16th century and continues to do so. Who Was...
Painting of the Week: A Bar at the Folies-BergèreMay 2, 2021
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère is considered Edouard Manet’s last major painting. Presented in the Salon of 1882, just a year before the artist’s death, its theme as well as the execution unsettled the prudish Parisian...
Art History 101
10 Things You Should Know About TitianApril 19, 2021
Titian (Tiziano Vecellio, 1490–1576) was an Italian painter active in Venice in the 16th century. He is considered the greatest painter in the Venetian art school. During his long career, he painted a variety of subjects,...
Victorian Feminists and Their Supernatural PowersApril 3, 2021
The Victorian feminists in 19th-century England paved the way for the women’s movement across the world. The ‘New Woman, as she was called, demanded social equality, economic independence and the right to education. However, many people...
Commedia dell’Arte Characters in ArtMarch 22, 2021
Commedia dell’arte is a form of theater popular from the 16th to the 18th century. The name means comedy of art indicating that the performers were artisans, that is professional actors. Commedia dell’arte originated in northern...
Painting of the Week
Painting of the Week: La Primavera by Sandro BotticelliMarch 21, 2021
La Primavera, which means ‘Spring’ in Italian, is without a doubt the most famous painting of Sandro Botticelli. Its mysterious allure continues to dazzle audiences and baffle art historians to this day. However, the painting was...
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