Art Forms

Giotto Meeting at the Golden Gate Medieval Art

The First Kiss in Art History

It was back in the year 1305 when Giotto di Bondone painted a fresco capturing the moment when Virgin Mary’s parents, Joachim and Anne, kissed...

Petra Dragasevic 1 September 2022

Art History 101

Orientalism – Quick Explanation

19th century Europeans were fascinated by the Near East and North Africa. Everything began roughly around the time of the Napoleonic invasion of...

Magda Michalska 1 September 2022

Art State of Mind

School and Learning in the Eyes of Artists

The last two years since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic changed a lot about the way children and students attend school and university. While...

Europeana 1 September 2022

Art State of Mind

Last Days of Summer in Art

The end of summer is approaching and these last days of sunshine create a kind of melancholic feeling. You would probably like to reflect on the past...

Michel Rutten 31 August 2022

Kitty Kielland, Summer Night, 1886, oil on canvas, Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo, Norway. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Summer Night by Kitty Kielland

Kitty Kielland is one of the many talented female artists that have been erased from modern social consciousness. She was a brilliant painter of...

James W Singer 31 August 2022

Painting

Down by the River: Rivers in Famous Paintings

From the dawn of civilization, rivers have been the crux of human life. Most great cities are built around rivers. We use them for sustenance,...

Anastasia Manioudaki 31 August 2022

Women Artists

Constance Marie Charpentier – The Great Forgotten

Constance Marie Charpentier (1767-1849) was a French painter. You have never heard of her? That’s nothing weird, she is one of the plenty of...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 August 2022

Academic Art

Portrayal of an Abandoned Hero: Philoctetes

How would you feel if your friends abandoned you on an uninhabited island with a limited amount of food and no shelter just because you were injured?...

Erol Degirmenci 30 August 2022

Painting

A Tale of Revenge and Justice: The Oresteia in Paintings

Marcus Aurelius, the last of the five good Roman emperors once wrote: “The best way to avenge yourself is not to become as they are” (Meditations...

Erol Degirmenci 30 August 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Leonidas at Thermopylae by Jacques-Louis David

Whether you are within an academic environment or at a coffee shop, when the term “Neoclassicism” and its huge influence on the visual...

Erol Degirmenci 30 August 2022

Neoclassicism

Angelica Kauffman – Paintings by the Queen of Neoclassical Art

Swiss painter Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807) was one of the greats amongst the Neoclassical artists. Through her portraits and history paintings, she...

Alexandra Kiely 30 August 2022

Design

Architecture or Jewelry? Josef Hoffmann’s Modern Brooches

Josef Hoffmann was the leading architect of the Secession and pupil of Otto Wagner, close friend and collaborator of Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser,...

Magda Michalska 29 August 2022