Art Forms

Artist Stories

Vive la Belle Époque! The Story of Giovanni Boldini and Franca Florio

The history of the Belle Époque reveals many scandalous stories. Behind the elegant portraits interesting lives of grand dames and adventurous...

Giordana Goretti 9 October 2022

Art Travels

The Beautiful Parisian Scenes of Jean Béraud

In the first quarter of the 20th century, Paris was the center of artistic and intellectual activity. Artists, actors, dancers, poets, writers,...

Errika Gerakiti 9 October 2022

Animals

Puppies, Doggies and Pugs in Art (For Dog Lovers Only!)

Dogs are man’s best friends. And if that man happens to be a painter or a sitter for a painting, their four-legged friends must be included in them...

Magda Michalska, Aniela Rybak 7 October 2022

Cats

Can You Spot the Cat? Cats Hidden in Famous Paintings

I like cats and I’m sure that many of you do too. A fascinating animal, the cat has earned itself an important place in culture, literature,...

Marina Kochetkova 7 October 2022

Warrior and Attendants, 16th-17th century, brass, Royal Palace, Benin City, Nigeria, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Warrior and Attendants of Benin

Warrior and Attendants is a masterpiece of Benin art. It encapsulates the beauty of Africa and its people. Black is beautiful. Black is...

James W Singer 6 October 2022

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Art Treasures from the African Kingdom of Benin

Today we’ll go back in time to the 1500s when the wealth of the Benin Empire (in contemporary Nigeria) was at its peak: when Europeans traded with...

Magda Michalska 6 October 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Queen Mother Idia of Benin

Africa is a beautiful continent filled with sweeping landscapes and mighty rivers. Its history is filled with great kingdoms and large empires. Its...

James W Singer 6 October 2022

Renaissance

The Marriage of the Virgin: Comparison Between Raphael and Perugino

We remember Raphael for grace, balance, and harmony in his art, which made him one of the great masters of the High Renaissance. His work gave him...

Arianna Richetti 5 October 2022

Interview

Secrets of the Isenheim Altarpiece: Interview with Experts

Throughout art history, Jesus has been depicted in all his states, from life to death, not to mention the resurrection. The works that represent him...

Christopher Michaut 4 October 2022

Medieval Art

Angel with Attitude: Grumpy Angel from the Hyde Collection

Angel is a painting by Niccolò di Ser Sozzo, c. 1350, owned by The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY. This is an unusual depiction of an angel with...

Alexandra Kiely 4 October 2022

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Roberto Burle Marx: The Artist of Landscape Design

When you think about Modernist architecture, probably Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, or Oscar Niemeyer come to mind. But have you paid attention to...

Natalia Tiberio 3 October 2022

Painting

10 Soothing Gardens in Painting

Gardens provide a quiet respite from the chaos of everyday life and are an unfailing way to recharge the mind and soothe the tired soul… and,...

Maya M. Tola 3 October 2022