Art Forms

Renaissance

Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo, the Warrior Pope and God’s Bottom

No, I am not indulging in casual profanity, in this painting, we are actually looking at God’s bare bottom and it graces the ceiling of the...

Guest Profile 6 March 2022

Renaissance

Michelangelo’s Pieta: An Ode to the Sublime

The Pietà – or Virgin of Pity – is the representation of the Blessed Virgin holding her divine son on her knees. This iconic type...

Montaine Dumont 6 March 2022

Art History 101

All You Need to Know About The Last Judgement by Michelangelo

There is a lot happening in this Sistine Chapel altar-wall fresco. Narratives within other narratives that contain enough imagery to last scholars a...

Rachel Witte 6 March 2022

Art History 101

How to Read Piet Mondrian

We can all recognize Mondrian’s work in a second. Our eyes navigate through the lines jumping from color to color. His artistic career...

Celia Leiva Otto 5 March 2022

Saint Sophia Kyiv cover Architecture

Legacy of Kievan Rus’: The Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine

Saint Sophia, a stunning 11th-century cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine, is a monument of the time when Kyiv was the capital of the massive empire called...

Alexandra Kiely 5 March 2022

Artist Stories

Taras Shevchenko: Ukrainian Liberty Idol

Taras Shevchenko was an outstanding Ukrainian artist and poet. Born to a peasant family, he became a Ukrainian liberty idol and national artistic...

Kateryna Martynova 5 March 2022

Architecture

House with Chimaeras: Facts and Legends About an Unusual Art Nouveau Building in Kyiv

House with Chimaeras (or Horodecki House) is one of the most extraordinary buildings in Ukraine from the Modernist era. Its asymmetrical structure is...

Nataliia Pecherska 5 March 2022

Women Artists

Maria Prymachenko – Folk Pacifist from Ukraine

On Sunday, February 27th the Ivankiv Historical and Local History Museum in the town of Ivankiv, north of Kyiv which was a house of the collection of...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 March 2022

Rococo

Madame de Pompadour: The Queen of Arts in Portraits

Elvis Presley’s famous hairstyle was named after her, a French champagne glass is believed to have been modeled after her breast and, according...

Magda Michalska 4 March 2022

Museum Stories

Her Life and Her Museum: Isabella Stewart Gardner

The story of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and its founder before the robbery in 1990.

Jennifer S. Musawwir 4 March 2022

Women Artists

Zoya Lerman, Ukrainian Non-Conformist Artist

Artist Zoya Lerman is a unique representative of Ukrainian non-conformism in painting. Despite the dominance of Socialist Realism, she was able to...

Nataliia Pecherska 3 March 2022

Sor Maria Francisca de San Pedro, Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz, 1760 South American Art

An Instant Becomes Eternity: Nuns’ Profession Portraits in the 18th Century New Spain

At the beginning of the 18th century in New Spain (colonial Mexico), portraits of local elites became an essential genre. In a society with a strong...

Wen Gu 3 March 2022