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The Origin of the World and the Female GazeSeptember 28, 2020
It was Shakespeare who coined the phrase, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. The premise rests on the notion that the rose’s inherent beauty and olfactory prowess would remain unchanged no matter...
The Erotic Potential of The Temptation of St. AnthonySeptember 11, 2020
Christianity has brought many popular topics to art over the centuries, yet the interpretation of a religious motif can drastically change depending on the artist and the period. This is especially evident in the 19th century,...
In Search of the Round Table: Arthurian Wall PaintingsSeptember 8, 2020
The Great Hall of Winchester Castle is all that remains of the Medieval castle constructed by William the Conqueror in the years following the Battle of Hastings. In the thirteenth century, Henry III built there one...
Art State of Mind
Rethinking the Word “Muse” in the ArtsSeptember 3, 2020
The word “muse” has generally a very positive connotation. People, commonly women, represented under the umbrella of this word are held in very high regard. That is to say, artists who take talent and flair from...
The Dreamlike, Queer Femme Paintings of Marie LaurencinJuly 29, 2020
Most art fans know the names of the male avant-garde artists in the early 1900s, but fewer people know of the women who mastered the craft. Marie Laurencin was one of those women. She created dreamy, surreal paintings...
Five Artist Models You Should Know AboutJuly 26, 2020
Did you know that many well-known artworks were modeled on living figures? In fact, the real stories of these famous faces are often fascinating in their own right. Read below for an introduction to five fascinating...
The Journey of 19th Century Parisian Ads to 21st Century WallsJuly 17, 2020
Advertising posters have proven to be an essential element of the retro aesthetic. Reminiscent of the lifestyle of its time, this form of visual expression tells the tale of society and its evolution. Vintage Parisian posters...
Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo, the Warrior Pope and God’s BottomJuly 15, 2020
No, I am not indulging in casual profanity, in this painting we are actually looking at God’s bare bottom and it graces the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, courtesy of Michelangelo. When I gaze at this...
Pride in the Pandemic: Remembering Keith Haring, Our Rainbow AngelJune 30, 2020
If life is a moving picture, then the current pandemic would be one of the darkest chapters. We are witnessing death, experiencing claustrophobia or alienation, and losing track of time. Today, living in such a dark...
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