Art Forms

Romanticism

Caspar David Friedrich in 10 Paintings

Caspar David Friedrich’s paintings changed the face of landscape painting with his intense and emotional focus on nature and he became a key member...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 October 2023

Christine de Pizan presenting her book to Queen Isabeau, detail from The Queens Manuscript, 1410-1414 Review

Medieval Mystery: Cities of Women – A New Novel by Kathleen B. Jones

Cities of Women is a novel spread across the centuries where we seek the female artist who produced one the finest medieval illuminated manuscripts in the world for Christine de Pizan. 

Candy Bedworth 19 October 2023

Erotica

The Pornographic World of Egon Schiele’s Nudes (NSFW)

Egon Schiele’s nudes can challenge us and our preconceptions of the artistic tradition of the “nude”. He didn’t paint or draw idealized...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 October 2023

Erotica

Is Jeff Koons’ Art Pornography? (18+)

Jeff Koons has been controversial from the very beginning of his career, which began in around 1979. Having experimented with inflatable bunnies,...

Magda Michalska 19 October 2023

Erotica

The Victorians: An Unexpected World of Erotica and Pornography (NSFW)

The subject of erotica is vast. Even reduced to only the Victorian world of erotica, it’s a challenge to write about in the space of an article.

Sarah Mills 19 October 2023

Manet and Saint Francis Impressionism

What Do Édouard Manet and Saint Francis Have in Common?

Édouard Manet once remarked: “I should like to be the Saint Francis of still life.” While the comparisons between Manet and Saint Francis may...

Marta Loza 18 October 2023

Medieval Art

Saint Joseph As Baby Daddy: An Illustrated Medieval Guide

Let’s forget the traditional Nativity scene that we all know for a moment: Virgin Mary kneeling before baby Christ, Joseph standing right behind...

Ela Bobek 18 October 2023

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, 1647-1652, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Roma, Italia. Masterpiece Stories

Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Divine Bliss or Pure Erotic Pleasure?

Among the works of the famous sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), the sculptural group called Ecstasy of Saint Teresa remains...

Montaine Dumont 18 October 2023

Painting

Saint Luke: The Ultimate Holy Painter

Christianity has a saint for everything, literally everything. So let’s talk about Saint Luke. Not only is he one of the Four Evangelists and...

Jimena Escoto 18 October 2023

Dine & Wine

Prost! Oktoberfest in Paintings

Oktoberfest, as the name suggests, is a traditional German beer festival held annually in October (although it starts already in late September). For...

Magda Michalska 16 October 2023

autumnal still life Dine & Wine

Autumnal Still Lifes for a Tasty Welcome of Autumn

As the days slowly become darker and gloomier, and all the beautiful green flora is turning yellow and red, we would like to officially welcome...

Magda Michalska 16 October 2023

velazquez bodegon 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-century...

Soledad Castillo Jara 16 October 2023