Baroque

Masterpiece Stories

Portrait of Sofonisba Anguissola by Anthony Van Dyck

Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish painter who was born in Antwerp (Spanish Netherlands, now Belgium) in 1599 and passed away in London in 1641. From...

Soledad Castillo Jara 26 April 2020

Art State of Mind

The Art of Domesticity: Art Inspired by the Home

In times where we must spend more time at home than usual, we journey through art inspired by domestic life over the centuries. Édouard Vuillard,...

Yasmin Ozkan 23 April 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring

The Girl with a Pearl Earring is usually the first image that comes to mind when we think of Johannes Vermeer. It has inspired multiple references in...

Soledad Castillo Jara 29 March 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Rachel Ruysch, Vase with Flowers

March is Women’s History Month, and to continue celebrating our artistic diversity let’s discuss one of the greatest still-life artists: Rachel...

James W Singer 22 March 2020

Art History 101

10 Things You Should Know About Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist. Considered one of the greatest exponents of the Baroque, he is best known for his mythological, allegorical...

Soledad Castillo Jara 7 March 2020

Museum Stories

Rembrandt’s Light—Dulwich Picture Gallery

Rembrandt’s Light exhibition at The Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrates the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death. The focus of this...

Joanna Kaszubowska 5 November 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Slaying Holofernes

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 - 1656) was the most accomplished female painter of the Italian Baroque. She specialized in Biblical scenes of strong...

James W Singer 13 October 2019

Literature

I Know What I Am. A Fascinating Graphic Novel about Artemisia Gentileschi

The riveting life story of Baroque's most famous woman painter - Artemisia Gentileschi. Told and shown by Gina Siciliano in her beautifully published...

Joanna Kaszubowska 2 October 2019

Interview

A Secret Revealed in a Dresden Vermeer

Back in 2019, the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) announced an exciting new...

Alexandra Kiely 31 July 2019

Women Artists

Artemisia Gentileschi: A Changing Landscape for the Discourse of Art History

Much 16th and 17th century art focuses on mythological tropes and origin stories which are deeply embedded in misogyny and sexual violence. Gendered...

Guest Profile 6 July 2019

Sculpture

Wishes & Streams: Trevi Fountain in Rome

With another heat wave hitting Europe this summer, I was reminded of my visit to Rome during the last heat wave with crowds clamoring around...

Nadine Waldmann 4 July 2019

Sixth Sense? Allegories of Senses in Painting

How to show our sensual experiences visually? The human senses made out one of the most appealing subjects for European painters, especially that...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2019