History

Art Travels

A Journey to Andalusia – Discover the Cultural Crossroads of Seville

Today, Seville’s golden age may have passed, but that is not to say it is without its treasures. Now the capital of Andalusia has inherited a...

Kacper Grass 7 August 2022

art history quiz Pablo Picasso, 1937, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain Art History 101

War, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing! Protest Art Story (+18)

Protest art, especially around war, has a rich global history, in visual art, installation art, in music and in literature. German philosopher Adorno...

Candy Bedworth 28 July 2022

Fashion

10 Awesome Pairs of Shoes from the Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert Museum in London is a hoarder’s dream. They have unrivaled collections of everything you can think of, one of them being...

Joanna Kaszubowska 24 July 2022

Nick Briggs, Becoming Elizabeth image Theater & Cinema

Becoming Elizabeth: Tapestries in Starz’s New Period Drama

In Starz’s new period drama, Becoming Elizabeth, the series follows the young Elizabeth Tudor and her rise to the British throne during the...

Anna Ingram 21 July 2022

African Art

Colonial Looting of African Art: A Century in Exile

Have you ever wondered how European modern artists were inspired by African art? They certainly didn’t travel to the continent. The answer is...

Jimena Escoto 18 July 2022

Contemporary Art

Leon Golub and the Fact of Brutality

Leon Golub (1922-2004) was a history painter, even in his portraits. It has been claimed that in the 20th century, history painting became an otiose...

Guest Profile 11 July 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault

Théodore Géricault completed The Raft of the Medusa when he was 27, and the work has become an icon of French Romanticism. It is a direct precursor...

Clinton Pittman 27 June 2022

Elephant, The Valois Tapestries Renaissance

Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries

While today, tapestries are seemingly minor works of art, during the Renaissance, nothing was declared more spectacular than a set of tapestries...

Anna Ingram 14 June 2022

Art History 101

Hags and Slags? A History of Witchcraft in Art

Hold on to your broomstick as we fly through time to check out the delicious and diabolical witch in art history.

Candy Bedworth 31 May 2022

Love Story

Wronged Royal Wives – British Scandal and Heartbreak Through the Centuries

Unless you live on Mars, you can’t have missed the 2021 media frenzy around Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah...

Candy Bedworth 21 April 2022

Design

What You Need to Know About Fabergé Easter Eggs

During one of my vacations, I got an unexpected treat – the opportunity to see two amazing collections of Fabergé Easter eggs in two days. One...

Alexandra Kiely 17 April 2022

Museum Stories

Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia at the California Science Center

The California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA, is host to Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia exhibition from 16 February 2022, through 5...

Maya M. Tola 14 April 2022