Architecture

Architecture

World’s Most Beautiful Libraries You Should Know

Around this time of year, most schools and universities welcome back their students as a new semester begins. As we all know, the past year has been...

Magda Michalska, Nicole Ganbold 6 October 2021

Art Travels

Art Travels: Duomo of Florence

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore or the Duomo of Florence along with Giotto’s Campanile and Baptistery of Saint John are designated UNESCO...

Maya Tola 4 October 2021

Long Read

Tōkyō Thrift – Japonisme and the Japanese Bauhaus

The historical narrative of Modernism is overwhelmingly western. However, the history of the movement is, in reality, one of constant diffusion...

Geoffrey Bunting 29 August 2021

20th century

Teapots and Dresses in the Service of the Russian Revolution

Over 100 years have passed since the October Revolution but this remarkable event still fascinates not only historians dealing with politics and...

Piotr Policht 14 August 2021

Art Travels

Choose Your Destination: Best Vacation Spots for Art History Lovers

As we are all in the full swing of summer and ready to explore, we look at the best destinations to visit for art history lovers during vacation. Get...

Nina Relf 13 August 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Thomas Cole, The Architect’s Dream

The Architect’s Dream is an outstanding example of architectural genre. It was painted by American artist and founder of the Hudson River School Thomas Cole in 1840 for the New York architect Ithiel Town. The painting seamlessly stitches together Egyptian, Graeco-Roman and Gothic styles into a fantastical landscape.

Rucha Vijay Bodas 8 August 2021

Islamic art

The Fascinating Ceramic Tile Art of the Anatolian Seljuks

The ceramic tile art of the Anatolian Seljuks dazzled with its mystical turquoise hues, fantastical creatures, and figural depictions. So, who were...

Marga Patterson 23 July 2021

Islamic art

The Art of Mihrab – Little Masterpieces of Islamic Art

What is a mihrab (miḥrāb)? It’s a typically semi-circular niche in a mosque. It’s usually inserted in the center of a Quibla wall, the...

Magda Michalska 22 July 2021

Art Travels

A Journey to Andalusia: The Moorish Stronghold of Granada

The fall of Moorish Granada to the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492 marked the end of the Reconquista and the ultimate collapse of...

Kacper Grass 20 July 2021

Women Artists

Delve Into the Intricate Light Worlds of Anila Quayyum Agha

Anila Quayyum Agha is a Pakistani and American artist whose light installations are inspired by Islamic architectural forms. She received her...

Luciana Craciun 20 July 2021

Islamic art

Everything You Should Know About Islamic Art

Bright colorful mosaics, stunning arches, amazing constructions in the middle of the desert, beautifully ornate calligraphy, incredible rock crystal...

Irina Diana Calu 19 July 2021

Art Travels

No Summer Plans Yet? Visit Astonishing Halls of Maps and Globes

Cartography is the production of geographical maps and globes. It has evolved both as a science and as an art. This is why powerful people love...

Camilla de Laurentis 23 June 2021