Art Movements

Art of Australia & Oceania

Indigenous Australian Art: Traditions from a Fascinating, Ancient Past

Indigenous Australian (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) culture is nowadays considered one of the most ancient in the world. Some historians...

Camilla de Laurentis 10 June 2024

European Art

Masterpiece Story: The Pineapple Picture

Known as the “pineapple picture,” this enigmatic 17th-century painting captures the royal reception of King Charles II. The British royal...

Maya M. Tola 10 June 2024

The Carters (Beyoncé amd Jay-Z) in front of Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, 1503, Louvre Music

All Louvre Masterpieces from Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s APES**T Video Explained

The famous music video shows Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the Louvre Museum in Paris. There are shots of them standing in front of the Mona Lisa wearing...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 June 2024

Theater & Cinema

Luncheon of the Boating Party in the Movie Amélie

The best of all partnerships is the one within the Arts. Among so many worthy examples, we would like to tell you about the painting Luncheon of the...

Giordana Goretti 10 June 2024

John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1892, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, UK. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Lady Agnew of Lochnaw by John Singer Sargent

Lady Agnew of Lochnaw is a masterpiece by John Singer Sargent. It portrays a Victorian woman in a bold, modern manner. Sargent combined masterful...

James W Singer 9 June 2024

John Singer Sargent, Nonchaloir, 1911, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Nonchaloir (Repose) by John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent’s Nonchaloir (Repose) is a masterpiece of American Impressionism. It explores a poetic moment of aristocratic...

James W Singer 9 June 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent

Known for his striking portraits of high-society figures, John Singer Sargent was one of the most successful painters of his day. But after causing a...

Natalia Iacobelli 9 June 2024

Quiz

QUIZ: Do You Know Your Renaissance Painters?

Joanna Kaszubowska 8 June 2024

Ancient Greece

There Were Really Hot Guys in Ancient Greece: The Barberini Faun

Drunk, sleeping men are rarely, if ever, beautiful and sexually appealing, but this is not the case with this really sexy faun from ancient Greece.

Marta Loza 7 June 2024

Erotica

Celebrating the Male Body in Renaissance Florence

The adoration of the male body was an inspiration for many artists and there is no medium better suited to presenting the full beauty and complexity...

Joanna Kaszubowska 7 June 2024

Renaissance

What’s Special About the Venetian Renaissance?

The Italian Renaissance was driven by two key players: the Florentine school and the Venetian school. In the 15th century, while each cluster was...

Guest Profile 6 June 2024

Baroque

5 Best Works by Diego Velázquez

Diego Velázquez is the most important figure of the Spanish Baroque period and one of Europe’s most significant old masters. He was born in...

Anna Ingram 6 June 2024