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During the 19th century, the most promising artists trained at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris. The academy taught its pupils the works of the Old Masters. Artists in the making were encouraged to adopt...
Secrets of Ghost Photography in the 19th CenturyApril 11, 2021
Spirit photography, photographs that allegedly show ghosts, have always captured the eye. They are peculiar, bizarre, but above all else horrifying. Their appearance is connected to the beginnings of photography and Spiritism of the 19th century. Spiritism was...
Painting of the Week: Eastman Johnson, A Ride for LibertyApril 11, 2021
The cool morning dew blew against their warm sweaty skin as the horse led them towards the free North. Stories of another life, a free life, penetrated the South and gave hope to millions of black souls bound...
Fanny Brate: A Forgotten Painter of Everyday ArtApril 9, 2021
Fanny Brate was born in Stockholm in 1861. Showing great potential from a young age, she started taking drawing and painting classes when she was only ten years old. In 1885, at the age of 24, she received...
Victorian Feminists and Their Supernatural PowersApril 3, 2021
The Victorian feminists in 19th-century England paved the way for the women’s movement across the world. The ‘New Woman, as she was called, demanded social equality, economic independence and the right to education. However, many people (both men...
A Journey into the Cosy Danish Painting: Skagen PaintersApril 3, 2021
Situated in the northernmost point of Denmark, the small town of Skagen is a quaint place with a lot of light and great views. As a result, the town remained a source of inspiration for several artists for...
Five MORE Things Everyone Should Know About the VictoriansApril 2, 2021
The last time that we talked about the Victorian era, we looked at steam travel, Alice in Wonderland, Romanticism, the Pre-Raphaelites and Sherlock Holmes. So what shall we look at next? How about the Gothic, Jack the Ripper,...
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