The Amazing Midnight Sun in Paintings: Edvard Munch’s Summer NightsJune 21, 2021
Edvard Munch was fascinated by the Norwegian summer light which evokes both tranquillity and anxiety, two feelings that Munch tried to capture in his work. Moving almost every summer to a nearby coastal town, he often worked between...
Women in Rossetti’s Life and Art: Muses and LoversApril 1, 2021
Anyone who knows of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood will remember their style by the representation of a very particular type of women – the ones with angular facial features, prominent jawline, straight nose, voluminous hair – the type of...
Psychological Truth on the Verge of Modernity: Symbolism in Victorian ArtMarch 31, 2021
Symbolism in the late 19th century came out of the romantic movement and explored the meanings of forms, lines, shapes, and color. It drew on literary genres such as mythology and subjects such as dreams and nightmares, religion,...
The Mysterious Road From Edvard Munch’s The ScreamJanuary 8, 2021
The Scream by Edvard Munch is one of the most famous paintings in the world. It’s pretty obvious why – its expression and the way the pain and the anxiety of the man are depicted is universal for...
Get Inspired: Jewelry in Rossetti’s PaintingsSeptember 17, 2020
Each piece of jewelry in Rossetti’s paintings worn by his models wasn’t invented but copied from actual accessories from the artist’s collection. Pieces were carefully selected to complement the garment, color, and other aesthetic features of the painting....
The Erotic Potential of The Temptation of St. AnthonySeptember 11, 2020
Christianity has brought many popular topics to art over the centuries, yet the interpretation of a religious motif can drastically change depending on the artist and the period. This is especially evident in the 19th century, an era...
Mythological Femmes Fatales in the Mysterious Symbolist PaintingsSeptember 9, 2020
Symbolism developed in the 19th century, it began as a literary movement but quickly moved into other art forms. Symbolist painters rejected the advent of new technologies, scientific thought, and naturalism. Instead, they favored thoughts and feelings. Given...
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