Painting

Baroque

Artemisia Gentileschi: A Changing Landscape for the Discourse of Art History

A lot of 16th and 17th century art focuses on mythological tropes and origin stories that are deeply embedded in misogyny and sexual violence.

Guest Profile 8 July 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Judith Slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1656) was the most accomplished female painter of the Italian Baroque. She specialized in Biblical scenes of strong...

James W Singer 8 July 2022

Love Story

The Flying Lovers, Bella and Marc Chagall

A love story is always a good read, especially if it’s such a magical and touching history as that of Bella and Marc Chagall. Unfortunately...

Magda Michalska 7 July 2022

Women Artists

Marxist, Nationalist, Feminist: The Art and Politics of Frida Kahlo

Marxist, Nationalist, Feminist – these are the words that describe not only the political convictions but also the artwork of Frida Kahlo. Although...

Kacper Grass 6 July 2022

Women Artists

Frida Kahlo and the Symbolism in Her Art

Frida Kahlo, who lived during the first half of the 20th century changed art history. She put her own dreams into her work. She had many ups and...

Emre Kagitci 6 July 2022

Review

Book Review: Frida Kahlo’s Unimaginable Life

Fridamania is contagious. Reading the Frida Kahlo book written by Hettie Judah almost drags us to the brink of melancholic stroke despite being armed...

Urvi Chheda 6 July 2022

Painting

Murder on Canvas: How Artists Portrayed the Ultimate Taboo

To quote the novelist Aldous Huxley “It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats...

Wendy Gray 4 July 2022

Rusiñol's painting of a garden view depicting a hedge maze with a sculpture in the center with trees. and filtered sunlight in the distance. Artist Stories

The Beautiful Gardens of Santiago Rusiñol

Santiago Rusiñol i Prats was a prolific painter, draftsman, playwright, novelist, poet, and cultural activist from the late 19th and early 20th...

Maya M. Tola 4 July 2022

Symbolism

Magnificent Mountain Landscapes by Ferdinand Hodler

Ferdinand Hodler was the most influential Swiss artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hodler’s beautiful mountain landscapes were,...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 July 2022

Painting

Arenig School: Wild Bohemians and Welsh Mountains

Welcome to a rollicking adventure with the Arenig School of automatic painting starring Augustus John, James Dickson Innes, and Derwent Lees. Arenig...

Candy Bedworth 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