Stories By Sarah Mills
All Souls & Halloween: Death in ArtOctober 31, 2019
All Souls & Halloween: Death in art seems like a fitting title for an article in October! The feast day of All Souls and the festival of Halloween are celebrated close to each other in the...
Fighting Skeletons of James EnsorOctober 26, 2018
We can’t let Halloween pass by without mention of the late Victorian avante-garde painter James Ensor. Often likened to Munch is his ability to convey the miseries of human experience, while often macabre his paintings are...
Five MORE Things Everyone Should Know About The VictoriansJuly 6, 2018
The last time that we talked about the Victorians we looked at steam travel, Alice in Wonderland, Romanticism, the Pre-Raphaelites and Sherlock Holmes, so what shall we look at next? How about The Gothic, Jack the...
Art History 101
Five Things Everyone Should Know About The VictoriansMay 28, 2018
What do we think of when we ponder the Victorian era? I for one almost always think of steam trains, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper, Charles Dickens, pea-soupers (thick London fog),...
Meet Beautiful Cats by Charles Frederick TunnicliffeApril 24, 2018
Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, the British engraver, illustrator, and painter perhaps best known for his paintings of birds, painted many other animals besides including monkeys, dogs, bulls and indeed humans! My favorite Tunnicliffe paintings though are his...
Queen Elizabeth I – Portraits of the Last Tudor RoseMarch 20, 2018
Queen Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603) was the only surviving child of King Henry VIII of England and his second wife Anne Boleyn. Being a girl was hard enough in the face of Henry’s desperation for...
Charles Keeping: An Extraordinary English IllustratorFebruary 20, 2018
Today I would like to talk about Charles Keeping, an illustrator whom I discovered in my childhood. You may already be familiar with his work, perhaps from your own childhoods and especially if you were ever...
- The Erotic Drawings of Francesco Hayez [+18]
- Murder on the Canvas: How artists portray the ultimate taboo
- What I Learned About Fabergé Easter Eggs While on Vacation
- Moondance. Full Moon in Painting
- Tiepolo: The Last Venetian Master
- Best Vermeer’s Forger And His Fakes
- Time For Tea in Paintings
- Erotic Art in Pompeii and Herculaneum (NSFW!)
- I Modi: History of Erotic Art (NSFW)
- 10 Most Scandalous Nudes in Art (NSFW)