Romanticism

The Great Vision of Nature: Constable and McTaggart

During his lifetime, captivated by the beauty of nature, John Constable’s landscapes received mixed reviews. He thought he was never going to...

Gokce Dyson 16 March 2021

Music

Wagnerism in Art: Painting Music or Listening to Pictures

What is Wagnerism? There are perhaps no other cultural movements in the world that we have named after one person. Wagnerism was admiration for...

Alina Manevskaya 14 January 2021

Romanticism

Philipp Otto Runge: The Seer of the Mysteries of God

Runge died of consumption at the same age as Christ, which to those who believe in signs might be crucial since Philipp Otto Runge was a mystic who...

Magda Michalska 28 October 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...

Anastasia Manioudaki 15 October 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat by John Weguelin

Here is a Masterpiece Story to honor our beloved cats. The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat presents an imaginative interpretation of an ancient Egyptian...

Alexandra Kiely 9 August 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Thomas Lawrence, Julia, Lady Peel

When I saw the portrait of Julia, Lady Peel by Sir Thomas Lawrence in the Frick Collection, I was intrigued by the artwork. There is a...

Marina Kochetkova 5 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

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Abbey in the Oakwood by Caspar David Friedrich

Sadness and desolation fill this scene like an oppressive melancholy. The sun is dying behind the horizon as fog enshrouds the ground. Skeletal trees...

James W Singer 14 June 2020

Music

When the Arts Meet: Art Inspired Album Covers

If music is the soul of an album then the art on the cover must be its body. The choice of artwork for an album cover is an important one because at...

Anastasia Manioudaki 11 May 2020

The Orientalism of Eugène Delacroix – Beware of the Colors!

Eugène Delacroix was a French Romantic artist who was seen as the leader of the French Romantic school of art from the beginning of his career.

Zuzanna Stańska 26 April 2020

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

Romanticism

When Romanticism Meets Eruptions: Volcanoes in Paintings

Active volcanoes are great places to visit, but the danger of a potential eruption is always there. When some of them erupted with artists as...

Maia Heguiaphal 13 April 2020