Neoclassicism

Neoclassicism

Antonio Canova – The Minister of Beauty

Antonio Canova was considered the greatest sculptor of his time. His sculptures fall into three categories: heroic compositions, compositions of...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 April 2022

Women Artists

Constance Marie Charpentier – The Great Forgotten

Constance Marie Charpentier (1767-1849) was a French painter. You have never heard of her? That’s nothing weird, she is one of the plenty of...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 April 2022

Neoclassicism

Portraits of Catherine the Great, Empress of all the Russias

Catherine the Great (1729-1796) ruled almost the entire second half of the 18th century. Her reign was very successful on the world arena and gave...

Elizaveta Ermakova 25 March 2022

Neoclassicism

Angelica Kauffman – Paintings by the Queen of Neoclassical Art

Swiss painter Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807) was one of the greats amongst the Neoclassical artists. Through her portraits and history paintings, she...

Alexandra Kiely 12 March 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Leonidas at Thermopylae by Jacques-Louis David

Whether you are within an academic environment or at a coffee shop, when the term ‘Neoclassicism’ and its huge influence on the visual...

Erol Degirmenci 9 December 2021

Neoclassicism

A Tale of Revenge and Justice: The Oresteia in Paintings

Marcus Aurelius, the last of the five good Roman emperors once wrote: “The best way to avenge yourself is not to become as they are” (Meditations...

Erol Degirmenci 9 December 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Cupid & Psyche by Antonio Canova

A true gem of virtuosity, Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss is a marble scupture made between 1787 and 1793 by Antonio Canova. The sculptor...

Montaine Dumont 7 December 2021

Portrayal of an Abandoned Hero: Philoctetes

How would you feel if your friends abandoned you on an uninhabited island with a limited amount of food and no shelter just because you were injured?...

Erol Degirmenci 16 April 2021

Ancient Greece

The Women Blessed by Dionysus: Maenads

One of the reasons why we find Greek mythology so fascinating is because of its incredibly diverse structure. All of the gods and goddesses have...

Erol Degirmenci 2 November 2020

Love Story

The Serene Beauty of a Pastoral Love: Daphnis and Chloé Paintings

Well-known love stories are an essential part of our literary conscience. Within these stories, themes such as separation, sacrifice, and passion...

Erol Degirmenci 11 September 2020

William Waterhouse’s Love for Circe

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

Erol Degirmenci 21 May 2020