Art Forms

Rococo

Queen Marie Antoinette in Portraits

Marie Antoinette was the last Queen of France and Navarre before the French Revolution, she is known from many portraits. However, during the...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 May 2021

Music

Zdzisław Beksiński’s Passion for Music

In the history of art, so much has been written and said about the close relationship between music and painting. Numerous painters have declared...

Guest Profile 5 May 2021

WTF Art History

May the 4th Be with You—Archetypes in Star Wars and Art

Today is Star Wars Day. The first documented use of the phrase “May the 4th be with you” came from Margaret Thatcher’s political party, to...

Ledys Chemin 4 May 2021

Architecture

Art of Opulence: Paintings of Exquisite Interiors

The notion of painting natural landscapes has been prevalent since ancient times. It is an obvious choice, of course. What can compare with the...

Maya Tola 3 May 2021

Art Nouveau

Wiener Werkstätte: The Viennese Design Brand You’ve Always Dreamt Of

Heard of Bauhaus? Yes. Heard of De Stijl? Yes. Heard of Wiener Werkstätte? No. No?! That’s the problem: I hadn’t heard of Wiener...

Magda Michalska 2 May 2021

Women Artists

Janet Sobel: the Forgotten Female Artist Who Influenced Jackson Pollock

Although almost entirely erased from the canon of Abstract Expressionist art, Janet Sobel (born Jennie Olechovsky) is now slowly gaining recognition...

Isabella Hill 27 April 2021

Art History 101

Abstract Expressionism 101: Everything You Need To Know

Abstract Expressionism is an art movement that emerged in the USA in the 1940s and 1950s. Some of its most prominent artists are Jackson Pollock,...

Errika Gerakiti 27 April 2021

Romanticism

Liberty Leading the People: Delacroix, French Revolution, and Coldplay

Eugène Delacroix’s birthday is one of the illustrious anniversaries of the month of April. To honor him, one of the greatest artists of...

Rute Ferreira 26 April 2021

Reading in Art: Six Paintings to See on World Book Day

Books have been an indispensable part of our daily lives since ancient times. From scrolls to kindles, the way we read may have evolved, however the...

Gokce Dyson 23 April 2021

Erotica

Celebrating the Male Body in Renaissance Florence

The adoration of the male body was an inspiration for many artists and there is no medium better suited to presenting the full beauty and complexity...

Joanna Kaszubowska 21 April 2021

Contemporary Art

Body in the Art of David Hammons and Laura Aguilar

David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968-1979, at The Drawing Center (closes May 23) and Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 21 April 2021

Art Forms

The Charm of Colorful and Shiny Italian Maiolica Ceramic Wares

Maiolica ceramic wares are exquisitely decorated and vibrantly colored handmade artworks made popular during the Italian Renaissance. Their timeless...

Marga Patterson 20 April 2021