Literature

Love Story

Story of Pygmalion and Galatea by Sir Edward Burne-Jones

The story of Pygmalion and Galatea is an enchanting myth about a Cypriot sculptor who fell in love with his own sculpture. He prays to goddess...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 19 November 2020

Wonderful Paintings Inspired by Famous Literary Couples

Art & Literature have been ‘a thing‘ for centuries and they’re still at it. We have plucked a few worthy fruits of their union...

Giordana Goretti 6 November 2020

Literature

The Art of Ekphrasis: 5 Novels that Deftly Describe Art

Describing works of art is an essential part of art history and even as a research method in itself. And yet, description is also often dismissed as...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 2 November 2020

WTF Art History

Three Unique Portrayals of Europa’s Abduction Myth

The mesmerizing realm of Greek mythology is one of the greatest sources for artists to exhibit their technical brilliance and unique interpretations.

Erol Degirmenci 10 September 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...

Dévra Taboada 9 August 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...

Dévra Taboada 23 July 2020

Literature

Seven Books About Art for Holiday Chill

Holiday time but not sure if you can afford to travel? Or do you just need something to help forget about social distancing while relaxing somewhere...

Camilla de Laurentis 22 June 2020

Theater & Cinema

Art Timeline: Paintings Inspired by Themes of the Film Orlando

Orlando (1992) is a British period drama based on the Virginia Woolf novel of the same name and is directed by Sally Potter. Orlando, played by...

Kateryna Martynova 2 June 2020

Literature

5 Books About Van Gogh You Have to Read

Vincent van Gogh is one of those artists whose reputation precedes them. The tormented child of the art, the cursed artist, the madman, the genius,...

Errika Gerakiti 21 May 2020

Art State of Mind

Tableaux Vivants: A Long History of Recreating Art

A fanciful costume, a theatrical pose, the right light… and for a few seconds the viewer is immersed in a “living picture.” You have probably...

Guest Profile 1 May 2020

Women Artists

Gerda Taro. The Girl with the Leica

Have you ever heard of the photographer Gerda Taro? You may know her as Robert Capa‘s girlfriend and muse, and I’m sure you have heard of...

Arianna Richetti 22 April 2020

Art State of Mind

The Goldfinch: Singing Across Time

See the lonely little bird, trapped in a situation over which it has no control. Chained, isolated. Sound familiar? In these strange times we need...

Candy Bedworth 8 April 2020