Art Movements

Abstract Expressionism

Lucio Fontana and the Venice You Have Never Known

Even if you haven’t been to Venice, you must be quite familiar with it from millions of picturesque (or picturesque-ish) photos flooding...

Magda Michalska 20 November 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Pieter Bruegel’s Children’s Games Explained

Children’s Games is one of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s most famous paintings. Just like in other works of his, it is debatable whether it was just...

Irina Diana Calu 20 November 2023

Symbolism

Mythological Femmes Fatales in Mysterious Symbolist Paintings

Symbolism developed in the 19th century. It began as a literary movement but quickly moved into other art forms. Symbolist painters rejected the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 20 November 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Perseus Rescuing Andromeda by Cavaliere d’Arpino

The roar of the sea monster blends with the screams of the scared princess! The chained beauty awaits her bloody death as the ugly beast lurches...

James W Singer 19 November 2023

Art History 101

Japonisme: Western Fever for Japanese Art and Culture

During the mid-19th and 20th centuries, Western art saw the birth of Japonisme. The term was coined by Philippe Burty in 1872 and refers to the craze...

Jimena Escoto 18 November 2023

Artist Stories

Vasily Vereshchagin – Journey through India

Vasily Vereshchagin was a notable Russian soldier, artist, and writer from the 19th century. He was an outspoken critic of war who reformed the genre...

Maya M. Tola 17 November 2023

Jean Bondol and Nicholas Bataille, The Apocalypse Tapestry, 1377-1382 Medieval Art

Biblical Tale in Threads: The Apocalypse Tapestry

Tapestry, a delicate medium, is perfect for an elusive apocalypse narrative. This narrative becomes substantiated through the Book of Revelation, in...

Anna Ingram 16 November 2023

Neoclassicism

Story of Circe According to John William Waterhouse

Circe is one of the fascinating characters in Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey. Due to her complex and unconventional nature, many painters throughout...

Erol Degirmenci 16 November 2023

Love Story

Dalí and Gala – The Love Story

Today, we present the story of Salvador Dalí and Gala – his wife, without whom Dalí would have never become an icon of modern art. Carl van...

Zuzanna Stańska 16 November 2023

Surrealism

Salvador Dalí and His Burning Giraffes

The Burning Giraffe is one of Salvador Dalí’s most famous paintings but the motif did not appear only in this one work. Today we will show you all...

Zuzanna Stańska 16 November 2023

Surrealism

Salvador Dalí and His Eccentric World of Advertisements

Salvador Dalí was celebrated not only for his artistic genius but also for his flair in monetizing it. Some might argue that his wife, Gala, had a...

Zuzanna Stańska 16 November 2023

Andalusian Dog Theater & Cinema

An Andalusian Dog – Surrealist Film of Dalí and Buñuel

The Covid-19 pandemic has been distressing us for a long time now, but An Andalusian Dog is always a good tip. Above all, the movie and Surrealism,...

Dévra Taboada 16 November 2023