Painting

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Travelers Among Mountains and Streams by Fan Kuan

The Song Dynasty ruled China for over three centuries from 960 to 1279. During this time, Song China was the most technologically advanced society in...

James W Singer 3 July 2022

Artist Stories

Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War

“Vorticism, in fact, was what I, personally, did and said at a certain period”. These are the words of the 20th century’s most...

Wendy Gray 2 July 2022

Painting

Before Boccioni Turned Futurist

Very few artists developed their styles early in their careers. Most of them searched for new means of expression their entire lives, often making...

Magda Michalska 2 July 2022

History

Gian Gastone de’ Medici: The Forgotten Queer Legacy of the Last Medici

The Medici Family. For most, these three words conjure up images of Cosimo de’ Medici, Lorenzo de’ Medici, or the many artists and artworks...

Guest Profile 30 June 2022

Art Travels

Seven Luminist Seascapes to Make You Want a Beach Vacation

It’s finally summer, and that means it’s time to visit the beach! But if a trip to the lake or the ocean isn’t on your schedule,...

Alexandra Kiely 30 June 2022

Art State of Mind

Five Ways to Enjoy Your Vacation Time, Inspired by Art History

The first half of the year ended. It is always interesting to breathe, take stock of what we have done so far, and prepare for the second semester.

Rute Ferreira 30 June 2022

Animals

The Medieval Bestiary – Cute, Quirky, and Weird Animals

Of all the medieval manuscripts, bestiaries are definitely the most fun. A medieval bestiary is a book about animals. It’s full of unusual...

Alexandra Kiely 28 June 2022

Symbolism

Mythological Femmes Fatales in Mysterious Symbolist Paintings

Symbolism developed in the 19th century, it began as a literary movement but quickly moved into other art forms. Symbolist painters rejected the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 28 June 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault

Théodore Géricault completed The Raft of the Medusa when he was 27, and the work has become an icon of French Romanticism. It is a direct precursor...

Clinton Pittman 27 June 2022

Museum Stories

Georgia O’Keeffe in Hawaii – Voyage for Pineapples and Artistic Freedom

Georgia O’Keeffe traveled to Hawaii for three months in 1939, leaving on January and returning in April. She was not on vacation, even though she...

Howard Schwartz 27 June 2022

Interview

The Story of Norman Rockwell’s Forgotten Model

Much has been written about Norman Rockwell’s neighbors who posed as models for his illustrations and Saturday Evening Post covers. Now 87, but...

Guest Profile 27 June 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: A Bigger Splash by David Hockney

David Hockney is one of Britain’s most well-known and influential artists. His iconic style is instantly recognizable. As you hunch over your...

Candy Bedworth 26 June 2022