Art Forms

Sport

Ice Skating Artwork – A Visual Journey on Ice

Ice skating is a beloved winter activity and I’ve been an avid participant (all year round) since I was a little girl. As such, I really enjoy...

Alexandra Kiely 15 January 2022

Women Artists

Four Women Impressionists You Shouldn’t Forget

Impressionism is not only limited to Monet, Renoir, and Degas. There were four women Impressionists who were all the members of the same circle and...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 January 2022

Women Artists

The Truth is in the Soil: The Elegiac Odyssey of Ioanna Sakellaraki

No phenomenon pertaining to human existence is as infallible and foundational as death. Expectedly, an occurrence that has this kind of defining...

Erol Degirmenci 13 January 2022

Baroque

Dark Shadows of Seville in Murillo’s Paintings

Apart from fulfilling commissions for churches and noblemen’s mansions, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo painted genre scenes depicting poor children in...

Soledad Castillo Jara 13 January 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Diego Velázquez, The Rokeby Venus

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599–1660) was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of...

Joanna Kaszubowska 13 January 2022

Art History 101

Everything You Must Know about Las Meninas

This is one of Velázquez’s largest paintings in which he worked very hard to create a complex and credible composition that would convey a...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 January 2022

Dine & Wine

Spanish Bodegones of the 17th Century

Looking at a painting and getting hungry? It might be a bodegón! Here we define the genre of Spanish bodegones in the context of 17th...

Soledad Castillo Jara 13 January 2022

Photography

Watch Nicole Kidman as John Singer Sargent’s Sitters

In June 1999, Nicole Kidman was featured on the cover of Vogue. She was photographed and posed in a number of John Singer Sargent re-imaginings by...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 January 2022

Love Story

A Capri Romance: John Singer Sargent and Rosina Ferarra

Summer is on the horizon and most of us, having been cooped up at home for some months now, are dreaming of the holidays. Long walks along beaches,...

Charlotte Stace 12 January 2022

Architecture

Puzzles with the Shade of Communism: 10 Great Soviet Mosaics in Russia

In the conditions of the rigid USSR system of control, impersonality of buildings was practically inevitable. However, there was one way of escape:...

Elizaveta Ermakova 11 January 2022

Review

Finding Hitler’s Horses: Book Review of Arthur Brand’s True Story

When the year has come to an end it’s always fun to look back at the books that inspired and impacted us. For me, easily the most fascinating...

Nadine Waldmann 10 January 2022

Painting

Venice Carnival in Paintings

Venice is stunning all year round but during the carnival month, it becomes even more charming and mysterious. One stumbles upon princesses,...

Magda Michalska 10 January 2022