Art Forms

Women Artists

10 Most Famous Self-Portraits by Female Artists

Although known as a modern day invention, selfies have actually been around for centuries, albeit in the more traditional form of self-portraits.

Charlotte Stace 28 December 2023

Frederic Edwin Church aurora borealis: Frederic Edwin Church, Aurora Borealis, 1865, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Aurora Borealis by Frederic Edwin Church

Aurora Borealis is an American national treasure. It explores the relationship between the land, its viewer, and its destiny. It is a masterpiece of...

James W Singer 27 December 2023

Painting

Divine Inspiration: Angels in Art

Angels have been a source of artistic inspiration throughout history. Whether adorned with wings and halos or not, the varied appearances of angels...

Jenna Burns 26 December 2023

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 26 December 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels by Jean Fouquet

Gazing at this 15th-century masterpiece, you might mistake it for a contemporary creation. Vivid bursts of deep blue and red cherubs compose the...

Rachel Witte 26 December 2023

Ancient Egypt

Nefertiti as a Beauty Icon

Nefertiti is a beauty icon and one of the most powerful women who has inspired us throughout centuries. Responding to the rhythms of the age, she...

Marina Kochetkova 25 December 2023

Theater & Cinema

Looks Familiar? Art References in Disney Movies

For Disney’s acolytes, spotting hidden references that link different movies brings more excitement and joy than unwrapping presents. But what if...

Giordana Goretti 25 December 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Ognissanti Madonna by Giotto

Giotto di Bondone is known as the artist who, in the 13th century, began to paint in a way that led art history to the Renaissance. This Florentine...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 December 2023

Adam Elsheimer, Flight into Egypt, 1609, oil on copper, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Flight into Egypt by Adam Elsheimer

Flight into Egypt is a masterpiece found in the collection of the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany. Human dramas are depicted with vivid...

James W Singer 24 December 2023

Dine & Wine

The Scent of Orange in the Air: Paintings with Oranges

What does winter smell like to you? For me, it’s the scent of cinnamon-spiced gingerbread, mulled wine, and of course mandarins. My grandma used to...

Magda Michalska 23 December 2023

Dine & Wine

Fish Paintings for Christmas Eve Dinner

In many cultures, Christmas Eve dinner does not include any meat (excluding seafood) or alcohol because one should keep a vigil fasting and expect...

Magda Michalska 23 December 2023

Jean-Etienne Liotard, Chocolate Girl, 1754, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany Dine & Wine

Chocolate in Painting for a Cozy Evening

Even when it is not that cold, I still crave a good old hot chocolate (in painting) and a cozy evening under the blanket. We present to you a short...

Magda Michalska 23 December 2023