Academic Art

Women Artists

Anna Bilińska’s Parisian Career and Tragic Life

If you think your life is taking wrong turns and it feels like you’re sailing against the wind, read on. The story of artist Anna Bilińska,...

Magda Michalska 27 September 2021

Women Artists

Amélie Beaury-Saurel: The Incredible Life and Works

A true femme fatale in the art world, Amélie Beaury-Saurel was a French painter in the 19th century and a member of the Académie Julian. At the...

Ruxi Rusu 3 August 2021

Erotica

The Naked Truth About Nudes in Academic Art

Academicism was a dominant style in European sculpture and painting in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was called so because it was dictated by the...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2021

Artist Stories

Islam in the Eyes of Osman Hamdi

The first and last Orientalist painter of the Ottoman Empire is Osman Hamdi Bey. Born in modern day Turkey, educated in Paris, highly regarded as an...

Irina Diana Calu 12 May 2021

Artist

The Beautiful Parisian Scenes of Jean Béraud

In the first quarter of the 20th century, Paris was the center of artistic and intellectual activity. Artists, actors, dancers, poets, writers,...

Errika Gerakiti 28 February 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Francis A. Silva, Kingston Point, Hudson River

Wind gently blows on the water of the lapping shore, and light gently glows on the sailcloth of the floating boat. All is gentleness and harmony. All...

James W Singer 8 November 2020

Museum Stories

Highlights of the Clark Art Institute

The Clark Art Institute, often referred to as "The Clark," was founded in 1950 to house the extensive art collection of Sterling and Francine Clark.

Anastasia Manioudaki 15 October 2020

Art History 101

Art History 101: Self-Portraits You Should Know

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Self-portraits are closely tied with the existence of mirrors. Although mirrors have...

Anastasia Manioudaki 11 October 2020

History

Six of the World’s Most Famous Art Academies

Have you ever wondered where the world's most famous artists went to school? Many studied at one (or more) of these six art academies. The schools on...

Alexandra Kiely 4 September 2020

Erotica

Best Male Nudes in Art History (NSFW!)

Nudity in art first became significant in ancient Greece. The athletic competitions at religious festivals celebrated the male body as an embodiment...

Anuradha Sroha 18 July 2020

Museum Stories

6 Highlights from the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin

Let's explore some highlights from the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the preeminent collection of 19th century art in Germany. The gallery was...

Anastasia Manioudaki 21 June 2020

Fashion

Negligee Fashion: Top 5 Gorgeous Homewear Outfits in Art

Due to quarantine, homewear fashion is popular once again. But don't think that boudoir fashion was unpopular before this. As art shows, from the...

Kateryna Martynova 8 May 2020