Art Movements

Music

Farinelli – The Best Castrato In Portraits

What does “castrato” mean? Castrati were male singers who had been castrated before puberty to retain the so-called voce bianca, that is...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2023

Eugène Delacroix, The Barque of Dante, 1822, The Louvre, Paris, France Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Barque of Dante by Eugène Delacroix

Welcome to Hell—tonight, our guide will be Virgil, Dante, and of course Eugène Delacroix. The Barque of Dante, the first major painting by French...

Anastasia Manioudaki 26 June 2023

Literature

5 Books About Van Gogh You Have to Read

Vincent van Gogh is one of those artists whose reputation precedes them. The tormented child of the art, the cursed artist, the genius, the weird, or...

Errika Gerakiti 26 June 2023

Architecture

Masterpiece Story: Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí

Passeig de Gràcia, 43, Barcelona. There’s an unavoidable house at this address: the Casa Batllò, a symbol of the Catalan capital. It is one of...

Tommy Thiange 25 June 2023

Architecture

Zaha Hadid in 10 Designs

Zaha Hadid was undoubtedly one of the most important architects of the last hundred years. She forged her individual style and blazed a trail for...

Joanna Kaszubowska 24 June 2023

Ancient Rome

Born of Fire: Ancient Roman Glass

Ancient Roman glass objects were functional and decorative beauties. Roman glass artisans experimented with glass-making techniques and applied...

Marga Patterson 23 June 2023

Design

Tiffany Glass and the American Art Nouveau Movement

Tiffany Glass is one of the most recognizable expressions of art to emerge at the turn of the 20th century and is a fine example of the American Art...

Maya M. Tola 23 June 2023

Artist Stories

Claude Cahun. A Surrealist Queer Prophet

Claude Cahun famously said “Masculine? Feminine? It depends on the situation. Neuter is the only gender that always suits me.” Photographer,...

Candy Bedworth 22 June 2023

Women Artists

Joan Hill’s Artistic Tribute to Her Native-American Heritage

On December 19, 1930, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Joan Hill was born into an influential family of Creek and Cherokee descent. After dabbling in art...

Abreeza Thomas 21 June 2023

Cristiano Banti, Portrait of Alaide. European Art

Rediscovering the Macchiaioli: Italy’s Revolutionary Impressionists

You’ve heard of the larger-than-life Impressionists who captivated Europe and the world at large with their dazzling light and color. But what...

Natalia Iacobelli 20 June 2023

Art History 101

Artists and Paintings: Everything You Need to Know About Impressionism

Impressionism has become one of the most significant movements of modern art. The names of Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, or Edgar Degas are...

Nataliia Pecherska 20 June 2023

Impressionism

5 Things You Need to Know About Australian Impressionism

Australian Impressionism might not be as well known as its French counterpart, but this late 19th-century art movement was important to the country.

Kelly Hill 20 June 2023