Art Forms

Photography

Julia Margaret Cameron. The Queen of Pre-Raphaelite Photography

The English Victorian artist Julia Margaret Cameron (who was actually born in India and raised in France) was an irreplaceable...

Rute Ferreira 20 June 2020

Art History 101

10 Things You Should Know About the Pre-Raphaelites

Just about all of us have a tiny inkling about Impressionism, the Renaissance, maybe even Expressionism and what makes each movement different from...

Abreeza Thomas 16 June 2020

Photography

Claude Cahun. A Surrealist Queer Prophet

Claude Cahun famously said "Masculine? Feminine? It depends on the situation. Neuter is the only gender that always suits me." Photographer,...

Candy Bedworth 15 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Abbey in the Oakwood by Caspar David Friedrich

Sadness and desolation fill this scene like an oppressive melancholy. The sun is dying behind the horizon as fog enshrouds the ground. Skeletal trees...

James W Singer 14 June 2020

Bizarre

The Curious Lure and Strange Beauty of Ancient Anatomical Votives

Eerie, mysterious, and fascinating, ancient anatomical votives represent literal parts of people’s past. When most people think of a votive object,...

Marga Patterson 12 June 2020

Dine & Wine

Cooking in Pictures—The Food of Art and the Art of Food

Long before Julia Child published Mastering the Art of French Cooking, artists the world over had already made the connection between food and art.

Ledys Chemin 10 June 2020

Art State of Mind

Cook Like an Artist! Kitchen Inspiration from Art History

For hundreds of years, kitchens in art were the undesirable work place of unsavory maids, tucked away below the luxurious living spaces of the upper...

Abreeza Thomas 9 June 2020

Women Artists

Julia Morgan, America’s First Successful Female Architect

America's first successful female architect, Julia Morgan ran her own architectural firm for almost half a century. Although best known as the...

Alexandra Kiely 5 June 2020

Theater & Cinema

Art in the Film Adaption of Little Women (Spoiler Alert!)

A tale of sisterhood, friendship, and love, the recent film Little Women celebrates art in a number of ways. This is mainly through the character...

Nina Relf 3 June 2020

Theater & Cinema

Art Timeline: Paintings Inspired by Themes of the Film Orlando

Orlando (1992) is a British period drama based on the Virginia Woolf novel of the same name and is directed by Sally Potter. Orlando, played by...

Kateryna Martynova 2 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Robert Delaunay, The Red Tower

When people speak of Paris, images of Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe, and Musée du Louvre flash into the imagination. And for good reason, as they are...

James W Singer 31 May 2020

Music

Fine Art in Rap Music: Eight Painters that Rappers Like To Be Compared To

Full of metaphors, double meanings, and references to popular culture – from cinema to literature, and through fine art – rap is a musical genre...

Amélie Pascutto 30 May 2020