Romanticism

Artist Stories

Getting Your Teeth into Goya

Goya was not a happy man when he painted Saturn Devouring His Son, some time between 1819 and 1823. By the time he created this painting,...

Craig Wakerley 10 September 2019

Romanticism

The Poetry in Painting — Turner’s Ovid in Exile

This petite (9.46 x 12.50 cm) oil on canvas by J.M.W. Turner contains big things: big landscapes, big stories and big skies. It is an imagined scene...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 26 August 2019

Museum Stories

Artistic Life in the Time of the Bonapartes. Ingres at Palazzo Reale

An artist impossible to classify, a revolutionary one, both realistic and mannerist, perceived as the heir of Raphael and a precursor of Picasso.

Maria Frazzoni 29 May 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, Goethe in the Roman Campagna

Last week the Städel Museum in Frankfurt posted on Instagram a painting from their collection with a funny quote: "Having a bad day? Always...

Kate Wojtczak 13 January 2019

Romanticism

Birthday Edition of Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and of Experience”

William Blake was undoubtedly a genius. And as it usually happens with geniuses and people who are ahead of their times, he was scorned and...

Magda Michalska 28 November 2018

Romanticism

Aesthetics and Romanticism: Scottish Art of the 18th Century

As someone who holds many interests, it is often difficult to decide on just one topic a week to write about. That being said, the topic of my...

Rachel Witte 17 October 2018

Romanticism

Enlightenment and Joseph Wright ‘of Derby’

Artists of the turn of the 17th and 18th century started to secularise traditional subject matters: science and intellectual exploration began to...

Magda Michalska 8 January 2018

Artist Stories

Francisco Goya: The First Modernist?

Everyone has heard of the Spaniard, Francisco Goya, but what title would you give this enigma of an artist? Court Painter? [caption...

Wendy Gray 17 August 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Eugene Delacroix – The Death of Sardanapalus

The Death of Sardanapalus is one of the most spectacular paintings of Eugene Delacroix. It currently hangs in the Musée du Louvre in Paris but...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 June 2017

Romanticism

Henry Fuseli And His Fantasy World

Henry Fuseli was a master of romantic imaginary. He was one of those artists who shaped our vision of the epoch. That scary vision. He was born in...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 March 2017

Art Forms

How Well Do You Know Shakespeare? Check Your Knowledge [Quiz]

As probably every fan of Shakespeare is aware of, in 2016 The entire Globe (pun intended) celebrates this ingenious writer, poet and actor. On this...

Magda Michalska 7 October 2016

Romanticism

The Bible According to Blake

William Blake, an English Romantic poet, painter and printmaker, was commissioned by his patron Thomas Butts, a civil servant, around 80 works with...

Magda Michalska 5 October 2016