Tom of Finland: the Artist Who Created the Village People’s LookJune 29, 2020
Meet Tom of Finland, the artist that inspired the looks of Freddie Mercury and the Village People. He was friends with Robert Mapplethorpe, and Andy Warhol visited his first exhibition in a boot shop in 1978. His art...
Let’s Ride a Tiger! Escape into the Exotic with Henri RousseauJune 23, 2020
Let’s Ride a Tiger! Definitely not! We should never try to ride a tiger, and Rousseau does not suggest it either! It would be horrible (especially for the person I think). The art of Henri Rousseau is so...
Everything You Need to Know About François BoucherJune 23, 2020
François Boucher (1703-1770) was a French artist well known for his Rococo style artworks. His artworks are synonymous with the blossom of color and sensuality because Boucher was able to depict nude bodies, giving them a delicate and dreamy...
A Queer World in Konstantin Somov’s ArtworksJune 22, 2020
Konstantin Somov (1869-1939) was a Russian painter, co-founder of the artistic movement Mir Iskusstva and well known for his watercolors associated with the 18th-century style. A frequent inspiration for Somov’s artworks were the characters, Marquise and Harlequin; depicted with painted...
Julia Margaret Cameron. The Queen of Pre-Raphaelite PhotographyJune 20, 2020
The English Victorian artist Julia Margaret Cameron (who was actually born in India and raised in France) was an irreplaceable representative of pre-Raphaelite photography. With a careful look, Julia produced portraits of deep sensitivity, marked by the drama she could...
Life and Work of Peder Mørk MønstedJune 20, 2020
Today marks 79 years since the death of Peder Mørk Mønsted, a Danish painter who created an extensive oeuvre in realist works of art. Though a talented all-round painter, he is perhaps best known for his depictions of Scandinavian...
Kara Walker’s Fons AmericanusJune 19, 2020
Kara Elizabeth Walker (1969 – ) is an American contemporary artist. She is known as a painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist, and film-maker. Last year (2019) she made the Fons Americanus a large scale public sculpture that tackles...
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