Art Forms

Ancient Greece

Not So Dark After All: Greek Designs from the Dark Ages

Despite lasting only a century (c. 1100-1000 BCE), the dark ages in Greece were an era of material poverty, cultural isolation, and artistic decline.

Lauren Dorsey 11 August 2022

Design

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 11 August 2022

Animals

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau was a French artist who painted in a Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), which was a...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 August 2022

Surrealism

Salvador Dali and His Burning Giraffes

The Burning Giraffe is one of Salvador Dalí’s most famous paintings but the motif did not appear only in this one work. Today we will show you...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 August 2022

Animals

Rosa Bonheur’s Magnificent Lions and the Portrait of Wildlife

Painting animals is part of a tradition dating back to the 17th century when animal-specialized painters began contributing to portraits, landscapes,...

Rute Ferreira 10 August 2022

Artist Stories

Let’s Ride a Tiger! Escape into the Tropics with Henri Rousseau

Let’s ride a tiger! Definitely not! We should never try to ride a tiger, and Rousseau does not suggest it either! It would be horrible...

Sarah Mills 10 August 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Travel to the Heart of the Andes with Frederic Edwin Church

Heart of the Andes is one truly impressive landscape painting. Frederic Edwin Church’s crowning achievement depicts the scenery he saw during...

Alexandra Kiely 10 August 2022

Arthur Bispo do Rosário South American Art

The Embroidered Life of Arthur Bispo do Rosário

Arthur Bispo do Rosário is a mythic figure in Brazilian art. He never considered himself an artist and he spent many years living in a psychiatric...

Natalia Tiberio 9 August 2022

Review

The Displaced by Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre – Book Review

Rodrigo Ribera d'Ebre is force to be reckoned with. Writer, director and social commentator, he has recently written a novel set in his native Los Angeles. 'The Displaced' is certain to create debate.

Candy Bedworth 8 August 2022

Cats

Meet Beautiful Cats by Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe

Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, a British engraver, illustrator, and painter is perhaps best known for his paintings of birds. He painted many other...

Sarah Mills 8 August 2022

Cats

Women with Cats in Art: Crazy Cat Ladies or Independent Individualists?

Within arts, cats can have a symbolic meaning, and depending on the period of time, that meaning may vary. Their nocturnal habits gave them a...

Lauren Kraut 8 August 2022

Women Artists

Amélie Beaury-Saurel: The Incredible Life and Works

A true femme fatale in the art world, Amélie Beaury-Saurel was a French painter in the 19th century and a prominent member of Académie Julian. At...

Ruxi Rusu 8 August 2022