Stories By Anastasia Manioudaki
Peter Paul Rubens: Sensuous Gods and Dramatic SaintsJanuary 19, 2021
Peter Paul Rubens is synonymous with Flemish Baroque. His dynamic yet sensuous style made him the most popular artist of his time, running a large workshop in Antwerp that catered to royals and nobles throughout Europe....
Drama and Dynamism: George Seurat and the CircusJanuary 2, 2021
George Seurat, like many 19th century artists, loved the circus. In particular, he enjoyed watching the tumbling acrobats in bright costumes, a subject infused with drama and dynamism. Circuses were immensely popular in Paris. Indeed, due...
Joseph Wright of Derby: Painting the Industrial RevolutionDecember 11, 2020
Joseph Wright of Derby is deemed as the first painter to capture the spirit of the Industrial Revolution. His paintings portray the zeitgeist of his time during the Age of Enlightenment. The Enlightenment was a shift...
Pompeii of the Aegean: The Wall Paintings of TheraNovember 19, 2020
The wall paintings of Thera (Santorini) reveal the bustling civilization that existed on the southernmost island of the Cyclades circa 1600 BCE. Around that time the island suffered a devastating earthquake along with a volcanic eruption...
Literature in the Pre-Raphaelite PaintingsNovember 3, 2020
From its very inception, subjects taken from literature were a staple for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Shakespeare, Keates, and Tennyson were among the many who had their mind’s work immortalized in paintings. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was formed...
Highlights of the Clark Art InstituteOctober 15, 2020
The Clark Art Institute, often referred to as “The Clark,” was founded in 1950 to house the extensive art collection of Sterling and Francine Clark. The galleries opened to the public in Williamstown, Massachusetts in 1955....
Art History 101: Self-Portraits You Should KnowOctober 11, 2020
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Self-portraits are closely tied with the existence of mirrors. Although mirrors have existed since antiquity, during the renaissance cheaper and better mirrors made in Venice...
Arcimboldo’s Allegories of the SeasonsSeptember 24, 2020
Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s paintings of the four seasons have astonished audiences from the sixteenth century to this day. Even though, allegorical representations are quite common in the history of art, Arcimboldo’s portraits manage to capture the spirit...
Mythological Femmes Fatales in the Mysterious Symbolist PaintingsSeptember 9, 2020
Symbolism developed in the 19th century, it began as a literary movement but quickly moved into other art forms. Symbolist painters rejected the advent of new technologies, scientific thought, and naturalism. Instead, they favored thoughts and...
Art History 101
Art History 101: Twelve Portraits You Should KnowAugust 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...
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- The Ephemeral Magic of Raw Clay: Artist Interview with Phoebe Cummings
- The Surprising Career of Lavinia Fontana: Painter of Popes, Nudes, and Noblewomen