Stories By Zuzanna Stanska
Dive into the World of Alexander Calder’s CircusDecember 29, 2020
Alexander Calder was an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of moving sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended shapes that move in response to touch or air currents. Like this...
Blue Faience Hippopotamuses of the World, UNITE!November 22, 2020
Blue faience hippopotamus was a popular statuette in Ancient Egyptian art. Ancient Egyptians considered it to have positive traits associated with fertility and rebirth. Also, little hippopotamus statuettes were found among the objects buried in tombs. Varying...
Six Ancient Greek Sculptures Everyone Should KnowNovember 21, 2020
Greek art and sculpture has had a profound effect on art throughout the ages. Many of the styles have been reproduced and copied by some of what the modern day audiences would classify as the finest...
15 Things You May Not Know About The Night Watch by RembrandtOctober 19, 2020
The Night Watch painted by Rembrandt van Rijn is a colossal (363×437 cm) and most famous canvas created by the artist. It is one of the icons of Western art history. Painted in 1642, at the peak...
Painting of the Week: Fragment of a Floor Mosaic with a Personification of KtisisOctober 18, 2020
The bejeweled woman from the mosaic, holding the measuring tool for the Roman foot, is identified by the restored Greek inscription as Ktisis. She is a figure personifying the act of generous donation or foundation. Ktisis,...
Bodies And Erotic Art
All You Must Know About Japanese Erotic Art, Shunga (18+)October 2, 2020
Ukiyo-e pictures, pictures of the “floating world” are famous among everyone interested in art history. Everyone knows Hokusai’s The Great Wave of Kanagawa. Ukiyo-e also became very popular among artists from the second half of the 19th century....
Erotic Art in Pompeii and Herculaneum (NSFW!)September 30, 2020
Erotic art in Pompeii and Herculaneum is a phenomenon often omitted from textbooks about ancient history. These famous Roman cities destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE were discovered with preserved buildings and...
Fifty Shades of Dr. PozziSeptember 25, 2020
There he is, in a portrait painted by John Singer Sargent – Dr. Pozzi, a dandy, a gynecologist, and a notorious womanizer. An extremely handsome man, who, if he had lived during the twentieth century, would...
Museums And Exhibitions
5 Reasons to Visit the Kröller-Müller Museum in the NetherlandsSeptember 4, 2020
Imagine, you are in a forest. In the middle of this forest there is a museum with a garden full of sculptures. Both the museum and the garden are filled with the most amazing artistic masterpieces....
Painting of the Week
Painting of the Week: Leonardo da Vinci, The Lady with an ErmineAugust 23, 2020
One of the greatest masterpieces of Western art, The Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci, presents Cecilia Gallerani (ca. 1473–1536). Young, beautiful and talented, especially in the areas of music and literature, she entered...
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