Ancient Rome

Art Travels

Roman Holidays: Italian Landscapes Through the Eyes of Russian Artists

It is well known that Italy is a motherland of world masterpieces. Renaissance paintings, baroque architecture and Italian opera are the children of...

Kateryna Martynova 23 April 2020

Renaissance

Titian’s The Death of Actaeon (Metamorphoses VIII)

A whistle-stop tour of each of the seven Poesies, which the Renaissance master delivered Philip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s, finally...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 13 January 2020

Erotica

Venus Vincit Omnia. Venus in Art

Venus (also known by her Greek name Aphrodite) is the Goddess of Love. We've explored some famous Venus' here. Next, Velázquez's portrait put her...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 9 September 2019

Ancient Rome

Bronzed, Beaten And Bleeding: The Boxer At Rest

Coming face-to-face with a piece of art you've loved for years is a thrilling, exciting and often times overwhelming experience. Such was the case...

Nadine Waldmann 4 August 2018

Ancient Rome

A Woman with A Knife: The Story of Lucretia

If you see a woman with a knife on a painting – think Lucretia. Lucretia was an ancient Roman woman whose fate played a vital role in the...

Zuzanna Stańska 16 October 2016