Art Forms

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Madonna of Port Lligat by Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí’s The Madonna of Port Lligat is an image of Mary holding baby Jesus in her lap. Seems simple, but it has layers upon layers of...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 15 August 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Virgin of Guadalupe by Sebastián Zalcedo

The Virgin of Guadalupe depicts the narrative of the Christian Virgin Mary who allegedly appeared multiple times in December 1531 before a Mexican...

James W Singer 15 August 2023

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 15 August 2023

Women Artists

Lee Miller – Photographer of the Extremes

Lee Miller (1907-1977) was a fashion and war photographer, a model, a muse, and a gourmet cook. She lived life to the fullest with all its bright and...

Joanna Kaszubowska 14 August 2023

Quartz and chromium muscovite Wine Cup of Jahangir, ca. 1612 to 1613, RISD Museum, Providence, RI, USA. Design

Jahangir’s Wine Cups: Mughal Decorative Arts

The Mughal Empire stands as one of history’s most opulent periods known to nurture a rich tapestry of art and architecture that offers a...

Maya M. Tola 14 August 2023

Women Artists

Alice Neel: The Story of Defying Convention

Today, Alice Neel is considered one of the greatest portrait painters of the 20th century. As she usually painted her friends, family, neighbors, and...

Gokce Dyson 13 August 2023

WTF Art History

10 Times When Egon Schiele Mastered Hip Hop Hand Gestures

Art is a serious thing. But sometimes some associations once they pop up in your head just can’t disappear. I didn’t find any scientific evidence...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 August 2023

The Carters (Beyoncé amd Jay-Z) in front of Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, 1503, Louvre Music

All Louvre Masterpieces from Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s APES**T Video Explained

The famous music video shows Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the Louvre Museum in Paris. There are shots of them standing in front of the Mona Lisa wearing...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 August 2023

Still from Music video by JAY-Z performing Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film, 2013, Pace Gallery, New York, NY, USA. 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 12 August 2023

Rosa Bonheur, The Horse Fair, 1852-1855, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA. Wikimedia Commons (public domain). Animals

Masterpiece Story: The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur

Today’s Masterpiece Story is that of The Horse Fair by French Realist painter Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899). The Horse Fair was the undisputed star of...

Alexandra Kiely 11 August 2023

Animals

Franz Marc: The Painter Who Loved Horses

The German Expressionist movement had many faces. One of the most interesting ones was that of the painter Franz Marc. Marc looked to the natural...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 August 2023

Jean-François Millet, The Gleaners, 1857, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France Artist Stories

Jean Francois Millet: The Peasant Painter

French artist Jean Francois Millet painted some the world’s best known artworks of peasants toiling in rural landscapes. Explore his life and work!

Candy Bedworth 10 August 2023