Stories By Anastasia Manioudaki
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...
The Largest Ceiling Fresco in the World: Giambattista Tiepolo in Würzburger ResidenzFebruary 3, 2021
Giambattista Tiepolo brought Venice back to the artistic spotlight in the 18th century. Without a doubt, the crowning achievement of Tiepolo’s career are the frescoes in Würzburger Residenz, a palace in Bavaria, in southern Germany. This...
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...
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