Art Forms

Renaissance

Who Are the Women in Leonardo da Vinci’s Paintings?

The life and work of Leonardo da Vinci have been dissected and analyzed in detail by the sharp eye of art critics and historians. Yet, the biography...

Maria Frazzoni 14 September 2022

Renaissance

Simonetta Vespucci: The Renaissance Top Model

If you would like to spot one woman from the Renaissance who could be called a Top Model – it would be Simonetta Vespucci. Nicknamed La Bella,...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 September 2022

Review

Muse: Uncovering the Hidden Figures in Art History – Review

Muse – Uncovering the Hidden Figures Behind Art History’s Masterpieces by Ruth Millington is a fascinating book that aims, and one could even...

Aniela Rybak 13 September 2022

Surrealism

Leonor Fini: I’m Not a Muse, I’m an Artist

Leonor Fini didn’t agree with André Breton about the role of women in art: the father of Surrealism saw women solely as muses inspiring male...

Magda Michalska 13 September 2022

Love Story

Flaming June or Dorothy Dene? A Muse of Frederic Leighton

In 1879, Frederic Leighton’s biographer and neighbor (that’s handy, isn’t it?), Mrs. Barrington, noticed “a young girl with a lovely white...

Magda Michalska 13 September 2022

Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, Cat at Play, ca 1860-78, oil on wood panel, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Cat at Play by Henriëtte Ronner-Knip

Cat at Play is a masterpiece by Henriëtte Ronner-Knip who deserves to have her legacy revised and her fame revived. Art does not need to be radical...

James W Singer 12 September 2022

Prehistoric Art

Sacred Signs – Prehistoric Sculpture

It seems that forming figurative shapes out of natural materials has always been with us. As humans developed, a bigger, more sophisticated brain...

Candy Bedworth 12 September 2022

Prehistoric Art

Stonehenge: Incredible Facts and Fascinating Theories

Stonehenge is one of the most famous archeological sites in the world, located in the county of Wiltshire, UK. Nowadays we do know some things about...

Camilla de Laurentis 12 September 2022

Erotica

Sex, Love, and Death in Ancient Peru: Erotic Gallery – Museo Larco

Hidden underground for hundreds of years, depictions of sex, love, and erotica in Andean pre-Columbian art are now proudly displayed in the Erotic...

Bruno Guerra 12 September 2022

Surrealism

Meet the Surrealist Rita Kernn-Larsen

When you hear the word Surrealism, you probably think Dalí, Magritte, Ernst… But can you think of any female artists? Today you’ll meet one of...

Magda Michalska 12 September 2022

Prehistoric Art

All You Need to Know About the Lascaux Cave

Located in southern France, the Lascaux Cave houses some of the most famous prehistoric cave paintings, dating to approximately 15,000 BCE. The cave...

Vithória Konzen Dill 12 September 2022

Ancient Art

Have You Ever Seen Ancient Sculptures’ Colors?

We admire the beauty and plasticity of ancient sculptures, how harmoniously they fit into the surrounding landscape. But we rarely ask ourselves the...

Elizaveta Ermakova 12 September 2022