History

Ancient Egypt

The Egyptian Icon in Berlin: The Bust of Queen Nefertiti

The bust of Queen Nefertiti housed in Berlin’s Neues Museum is one of Ancient Egypt’s most famous works of art. A prime example of ancient...

Nadine Waldmann 16 March 2024

WTF Art History

The Dark Age of Rome – The Cadaver Synod

In a career that spanned over two decades, Jean-Paul Laurens painted some of French art’s most plaintive historical moments: two young princes...

Guest Profile 15 March 2024

Woman with Stylus, 55-79 CE Ancient Rome

Woman with Stylus: What a Portrait Can Tell Us About Women in Ancient Rome

Woman with Stylus is an ancient Roman fresco unearthed in Pompeii nearly two millennia after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE. Various details...

Natalia Iacobelli 15 March 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Oath of the Horatii by Jacques-Louis David

In a Neoclassicist masterpiece painted on the eve of the French Revolution, Jacques-Louis David depicts the beginning of an epic Roman story in The...

Coleman Richards 15 March 2024

North American Art

Eyewitness to Space: The NASA Art Program

Did you know that NASA has quite a unique art collection and that they used to commission artists to document their missions and projects? Let us...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 14 March 2024

Architecture

Daniel Libeskind in 10 Designs

‘Architecture is language, architecture is music, and its design is not based on balance seen with the eye, but balance within the inner...

Coleman Richards 11 March 2024

History

Satan: Artistic Evolution of the Dark Lord

Satan, Lucifer, or the Devil is an archetypal malevolent being deemed the very embodiment of evil, darkness, and temptation within Christianity.

Maya M. Tola 9 March 2024

Ishikawa Toyonobu, Tomoe Gozen Killing Uchida Saburo Ieyoshi at the Battle of Awazu no Hara, ca. 1750, woodblock print, ink and color on paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Asian Art

Onna-Musha: The Female Samurai Warriors

Feudal Japan experienced many social upheavals and turbulences. This highlighted the need to be combat-ready for everyone, including women. Hence,...

Errika Gerakiti 8 March 2024

Herstory

Women in Science: A Gallery of 10 Trailblazing Minds

You have probably heard about the great Marie Curie, but how many women scientists could you list to your friends beyond her? Let’s discover 10...

Lisa Scalone 8 March 2024

Painting

Powerful Women in Paintings

The female form has been revered since time immemorial and women adorn artworks of all mediums portraying all imaginable aspects of femininity. These...

Maya M. Tola 8 March 2024

Sor Juana, Juan de Mirando, c.1680 History

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Scholar, Feminist, Revolutionary

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th-century nun and the first published feminist poet of the New World. Her written works display her sense of wit...

Natalia Iacobelli 6 March 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Death of Barbara Radziwiłł by Józef Simmler

The National Museum in Warsaw is one of the largest museums in Poland and boasts an extensive art collection. Among its body of works is The Death of...

James W Singer 3 March 2024