Painting

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels by Jean Fouquet

One look at the 15th century masterpiece, and you may think it is actually a modern creation. Pops of deep blue and red cherubs form the background...

Rachel Witte 14 June 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Portrait of Gabrielle d’Estrées and One of Her Sisters

To a 21st century viewer, the portrait of Gabrielle d’Estrées might seem homo-erotic. However, pictured with her sister, the Duchess of Villars,...

Anna Ingram 14 June 2022

Literature

Literature in the Pre-Raphaelite Paintings

From its very inception, subjects taken from literature were a staple for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Shakespeare, Keates, and Tennyson were...

Anastasia Manioudaki 13 June 2022

Artist Stories

10 Things You Must Know About Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka was many things: a successful artist, a society darling, and an expat. She knew how to create interest in herself and capitalize...

Joanna Kaszubowska 13 June 2022

Artist Stories

The Dreamlike, Queer Femme Paintings of Marie Laurencin

Most art fans know the names of the male avant-garde artists in the early 1900s, but fewer people know of the women who mastered the craft. Marie...

Guest Profile 13 June 2022

Love Story

The Love of Ida Rubinstein and Romaine Brooks

Being a bisexual woman at the beginning of the 20th century was difficult. They were looked down on, they were scorned and discussed behind their...

Magda Michalska 13 June 2022

Art Travels

Around the World with a Painter: Frederic Edwin Church’s Travels

Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) was a true world traveler. In his lifetime, Church visited the Arctic, Mexico, South...

Alexandra Kiely 13 June 2022

WTF Art History

10 Times When Egon Schiele Mastered Hip Hop Hand Gestures

Art is a serious thing. But sometimes some associations once they pop up in your head just can’t disappear. I didn’t find any scientific...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 June 2022

Erotica

The Pornographic World of Egon Schiele’s Nudes (18+)

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

Zuzanna Stańska 12 June 2022

Expressionism

You Give Me Fever: Egon Schiele’s Orange Obsession

Recently I found myself asking: why have I never realized Egon Schiele’s orange obsession? Clearly, there are many of his paintings that...

Magda Michalska 12 June 2022

Expressionism

Seven Haunting Town Paintings by Egon Schiele

Austrian artist Egon Schiele is best known for his shamelessly erotic and frank representations of human form. But alongside his startlingly...

Jon Kelly 12 June 2022

Art History 101

Rainbows in Art History: A Symbol of Hope for a Better Future

Let us look at the significance of rainbows in art history across different cultures. Even though we now know the scientific reason behind rainbows,...

Anuradha Sroha 10 June 2022