Art Forms

Art History 101

Famous Self-Portraits You Should Know

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Self-portraits are closely tied to the existence of mirrors. Although mirrors have...

Anastasia Manioudaki 25 March 2023

Animals

See a Man About a Dog: Dogs in Paintings

The title sentence is a charming English euphemism, usually used to apologize for one’s imminent departure or absence—generally to conceal...

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 March 2023

Animals

Dachshunds in Art

Dachshunds were first bred around the 15th century in Germany. Their primary purpose was to hunt small animals, particularly badgers, and they are...

Maya M. Tola 23 March 2023

Painting

Finest Lake Paintings in Art

I’m guessing we all have a happy memory that took place on or near a lake. Look at the sumptuous color in the James Dickson Innes (1887-1914)...

Candy Bedworth 22 March 2023

Sculpture

Eerie, Haunting and Below the Sea: DeCaires Taylor’s Underwater Museums

In 2006, British artist Jason deCaires Taylor installed the first undersea sculpture park in the Caribbean. Since that time he has created...

Nadine Waldmann 22 March 2023

Rivers in paintings: J.M.W. Turner, The Fighting Temeraire, 1839, National Gallery, London, UK. 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 22 March 2023

Art State of Mind

Love Art? Get an Artsy Tattoo! It Will Always Be with You

Getting a tattoo is a serious business. These days you can get them removed, but that can be more painful than getting one in the first place. So, it...

Joanna Kaszubowska 21 March 2023

Women Artists

Female vs. Male Gaze: Suzanne Valadon’s Reclining Nude

Female nudes are prevalent throughout art history. There are ancient mythological goddesses, the Biblical Eves and Susannas, and then there are the...

Lauren Kraut 20 March 2023

Symbolism

Magnificent Mountain Landscapes by Ferdinand Hodler

Ferdinand Hodler was the most influential Swiss artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hodler’s beautiful mountain landscapes were, in...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 March 2023

Arenig School: Painting

Arenig School: Wild Bohemians and Welsh Mountains

Welcome to a rollicking adventure with the Arenig School of automatic painting starring Augustus John, James Dickson Innes, and Derwent Lees. Arenig...

Candy Bedworth 19 March 2023

Facts about Botticelli: Probable self-portrait of Botticelli, in his Adoration of the Magi, 1475, Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Wikimedia Commons (public domain). Artist Stories

Seven Key Facts You Must Know About Sandro Botticelli

1. Botticelli Started Early Facts About Sandro Botticelli: Sandro Botticelli, Fortitude, 1470, Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy. Wikimedia Commons...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 March 2023

La Primavera Botticelli: Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: La Primavera by Sandro Botticelli

La Primavera, which means “Spring” in Italian, is without a doubt the most famous painting of Sandro Botticelli. Its mysterious allure continues...

Anastasia Manioudaki 18 March 2023