Art Forms

Jali in Mughal Architecture, the Most Delicate Stone Curtains

The jali, or pierced screens, have been extensively employed in Indian construction since time immemorial. They appear in both Hindu and Islamic...

Maya M. Tola 20 August 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Saint Anne

To the south of Egypt is the mysterious land of Nubia. It has a complex history due to the different states and religions that have occupied the...

James W Singer 16 August 2020

Contemporary Art

The Multi-Sensory Universe of Nick Cave

Nick Cave activates our imaginations with his tangible soundsuit sculptures, soulful dance performances and whimsical installations.

Marga Patterson 14 August 2020

Literature

Best Art Books for Little Artists

Learning about art history can be fun! It can stimulate children's imaginations and set them off on their own artistic journeys, whilst teaching them...

Dévra Taboada 9 August 2020

Theater & Cinema

Paintings in the Movie “The Accountant”

The Accountant is a 2016 action thriller starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J. K. Simmons, and is directed by Gavin O’Connor. It centers on...

Sarah Mills 8 August 2020

Architecture

Taj Mahal: India’s Most Famous Monument

Located on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in Agra, a little over a 100 miles outside New Delhi, is India’s most famous monument and one...

Maya M. Tola 7 August 2020

Design

Emeralds in Ten Exquisite Artifacts

Emeralds are arguably the most beautiful of all gemstones and have been revered by many cultures all over the world. Though the largest emeralds...

Maya M. Tola 5 August 2020

Sculpture

Monument Women: Die Prinzessinnengruppe by Schadow

An unassuming and charming statue group, the Prinzessinnengruppe (Princess Group) 1795-1797, depicting Prussian Princesses Louise and Frederike, by...

Nadine Waldmann 27 July 2020

Artist Stories

Five Artist Models You Should Know About

Did you know that many well-known artworks were modeled on living figures? In fact, the real stories of these famous faces are often fascinating in...

Guest Profile 26 July 2020

Ancient Greece

Timeless Beauty: Ancient Greek Athletes in Art

The idea of timeless beauty is fascinating. Also, it's a great concern for lovers of art history. Conceptions of beauty in Western art history have...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 25 July 2020

Literature

Best Books for Little Art Historians

Can you remember what your first experience with art was? Books can be an easy and fun way to stimulate children's abilities and interests. We have...

Dévra Taboada 23 July 2020

Architecture

10 Most Beautiful Russian Art Nouveau Buildings

“Beauty is our religion” said Mikhail Vrubel, one of Russia's most famous Art Nouveau artists. The style of the fin de siècle acts as beauty's...

Elizaveta Ermakova 19 July 2020