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Animals

Rosa Bonheur’s Magnificent Lions and the Portrait of Wildlife

Painting animals is part of a tradition in European art dating back to the 17th century when animal-specialized painters began contributing to...

Rute Ferreira 4 September 2023

Romanticism. Théodore Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa, 1819, Musée de Louvre, Paris, France. Romanticism

Art History 101: Everything You Need to Know About Romanticism

At the end of the 18th century, artists began to reject the ideas of the Enlightenment which prioritized reason above all. They wanted to consider...

Jimena Escoto 4 September 2023

Artist Stories

Let’s Ride a Tiger! Escape into the Tropics with Henri Rousseau

Let’s ride a tiger! Definitely not! We should never try to ride a tiger, and Rousseau does not suggest it either! It would be horrible (especially...

Sarah Mills 4 September 2023

Bizarre

The Story of Damien Hirst’s Famous Shark

This shark is considered the iconic work of British art from the 1990s and has become a symbol of Britart worldwide. It was funded by Charles Saatchi...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 September 2023

Arpita Shah Modern Muse Photography

Modern Muse: Arpita Shah’s Feminist Take on Mughal Portraiture

Staging an intervention in art history, and specifically in Indian miniature portraiture, Arpita Shah replaces male Mughal emperors with inspiring...

Guest Profile 3 September 2023

Klaire Lockheart, Brodalisque of Urbino 2021 Interview

Interview with Klaire Lockheart: Post-Apocalyptic Feminist Artist

Candy Bedworth explores feminism, colonialism and orientalism with American artist Klaire Lockheart. All this whilst wearing post-apocalyptic costumes.

Candy Bedworth 3 September 2023

Berthe Morisot, Summer's Day Review

Last Chance to See! Berthe Morisot: Shaping Impressionism

London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery presents Berthe Morisot: Shaping Impressionism, in partnership with the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris. The first...

Natalia Iacobelli 2 September 2023

Fashion

Razzle Dazzle Me – 5 Jewelry Pieces from Victoria & Albert Museum Collection

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has a stunning collection of jewelry. Every time I visit the museum, I make a point to also check out the...

Joanna Kaszubowska 2 September 2023

Artist Stories

When Art Hurts: The Story of the French Painter Auguste Renoir

The artworks of French painter Auguste Renoir are renowned for their light, conspicuous brushstrokes, as well as their pure beauty. Behind mastery...

Rute Ferreira 31 August 2023

Renaissance

The Mystery of Mantegna Tarocchi

The Mantegna Tarocchi, also known as the Tarocchi Cards, or Tarocchi in the style of Mantegna is a double series of 50 instructional engravings...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 August 2023

Jan Havicksz Steen, Woman at her Toilet, 1655-60, oil on panel, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Woman at Her Toilet by Jan Steen

Jan Steen’s Woman at Her Toilet is a provocative masterpiece of genre paintings because of its visual complexity and seductive allure, inviting...

James W Singer 28 August 2023

Asian Art

Mughal Daggers: Art in Weaponry

During the 16th century, a captivating trend of ornate bejeweled blades emerged in the Near East and South Asia. They showcase the exquisite...

Maya M. Tola 28 August 2023