Painting of the Week: Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Self Portrait in a Straw HatMarch 8, 2020
Why is art history predominantly focused on male artists? Are there not enough female artists to fill textbooks? Of course there are enough, but this sexism has a long legacy and it continues even today. March is Women’s...
Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, Goethe in the Roman CampagnaJanuary 13, 2019
Last week the Städel Museum in Frankfurt posted on Instagram a painting from their collection with a funny quote: “Having a bad day? Always remember: someone painted a life-sized portrait of Goethe with two left feet.” The someone was actually...
History of Medicine in Art. Collection of Artworks at Wellcome Library in LondonMarch 9, 2018
London is a great place to be for the curious and inquisitive. Public museums, galleries and libraries are homes to a vast collection of wonderful objects that mark the history of knowledge, aesthetics and creativity. Wellcome Collection, situated...
Enlightenment and Joseph Wright ‘of Derby’January 8, 2018
Artists of the 17/18th century started to secularise traditional subject matters: science and intellectual exploration began to replace religion and dogma, which greatly shifted the course of the represented world and of intellectual understanding. Joseph Wright ‘of Derby’ was one of...
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