Painting

Reclining nude -Olympia painted by Edouard Manet in 1856 Art History 101

How the Concept of Reclining Nude Changed After Manet’s Olympia

When French artist Édouard Manet completed his renowned painting Olympia in 1863, it marked a significant turning point in the history of art.

Emre Kagitci 10 July 2023

Painting

A Tale of Revenge and Justice: The Oresteia in Paintings

Marcus Aurelius, the last of the five good Roman emperors once wrote: “The best way to avenge yourself is not to become as they are” (Meditations...

Erol Degirmenci 10 July 2023

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 2023

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 7 July 2023

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 there...

Magda Michalska 7 July 2023

Impressionism

Have You Ever Heard About Scottish Impressionists? Here Are the Glasgow Boys

The Glasgow Boys were a group of Scottish Impressionists who placed the city of Glasgow on the artistic scene in the last third of the 19th century.

Andra Patricia Ritisan 6 July 2023

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 artworks of Frida Kahlo.

Kacper Grass 6 July 2023

Women Artists

Frida Kahlo and the Symbolism in Her Art

Frida Kahlo – a female surrealist to some, and a pioneer of her own artistic expression. Her first European exhibition, championed by André...

Emre Kagitci 6 July 2023

Abstract Expressionism

Michael West, Woman Artist Excluded from the Ab-E Gang

The American art world in the era of the post-war boom of Abstract Expressionism was definitely male-oriented. That is the reason why Corinne...

Magda Michalska 4 July 2023

Susie Barstow installation view Women Artists

Women Reframe American Landscape: Susie Barstow & Her Circle/Contemporary Practices

Women Reframe American Landscape: Susie Barstow & Her Circle/Contemporary Practices is a two-part exhibition at the Thomas Cole National Historic...

Alexandra Kiely 3 July 2023

Art State of Mind

Boys with Plants in Art (Hotties Alert!)

Boys and men posing with plants and flowers is a popular theme in art. The concept was revisited on Instagram, a social media platform on the account...

Anuradha Sroha 3 July 2023

The Duchess of Alba and "la Beata" painted by Francisco Goya, 1795 Artist Stories

The Story Of Duchess of Alba – Francisco de Goya’s Muse

Few women in 18th-century Spain captured the imagination of contemporaries as thoroughly as Doña María de Pilar Teresa Cayetana de Silva Álvarez...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 July 2023