Painting

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Saint Anne

To the south of Egypt is the mysterious land of Nubia. It has a complex history due to the different states and religions that have occupied the...

James W Singer 16 August 2020

Artist Stories

Five Artist Models You Should Know About

Did you know that many well-known artworks were modeled on living figures? In fact, the real stories of these famous faces are often fascinating in...

Guest Profile 26 July 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Red Tower by Robert Delaunay

When people speak of Paris, images of Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe, and Musée du Louvre flash into the imagination. And for good reason, as they are...

James W Singer 31 May 2020

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 18 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

Volcanoes in Painting:Joseph Wright of Derby, Vesuvius from Portici, 1774. Romanticism

When Romanticism Meets Eruptions: Volcanoes in Paintings

Active volcanoes are great places to visit, but the danger of a potential eruption is always there. When some of them erupted with artists as...

Maia Heguiaphal 13 April 2020

Review

His Majesty Jan Van Eyck and the Optical Revolution – Review

Art history has its superstars: Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Gustav Klimt. But with the recent $2.4 million, multiyear restoration of panels...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 March 2020

Special

Plague in Art: 10 Paintings You Should Know in the Times of Coronavirus

As the coronavirus is spreading around the globe we want to show you how artists depicted plague in art in times when plagues were really deadly. I...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 March 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Eruption of Mount Vesuvius by Pierre-Jacques Volaire

The ground shakes and rumbles as the nearby mountain awakens. Smoke emerges from its peaks and the volcano stirs from its slumber. The land trembles...

James W Singer 23 February 2020

Renaissance

3 Things You Might Not Know About the Birth of Venus

It’s Valentines season, so what better thing to do than to meditate on the things you love, and of course, Venus definitively conquers all at...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 14 February 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Fowling in the Marshes

Ancient Egypt. The famous land of Tutankhamun evokes popular images of pyramids, mummies, and tombs. It left an artistic heritage that is still...

James W Singer 1 December 2019

Asian Art

Miniature Paintings of the Mughal Empire

The Mughals descended from a lineage of formidable conquerors such as Genghis Khan and Amir Timur. They were themselves the most dominant force in...

Maya M. Tola 23 August 2019