European Art

Art History 101

Ravenna’s Byzantine Treasures: Mosaics in San Vitale

The early medieval church of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy, is most famous for its spectacular mosaics. In a city full of rich, Byzantine-style...

Alexandra Kiely 28 May 2022

Fashion

Dress Like a Byzantine Empress – Byzantine Art in Fashion Collections

Have you ever wondered how Byzantine art stepped onto the catwalk? It all started with Empress Theodora and a Byzantine-inspired piece of jewelry...

Ela Wojewska 28 May 2022

History

Enslaved Black Models in European Art: Anonymous Objects?

Portraits of Black people are rare in European art history. Let’s be clear: they were there, in society, but they rarely made it into art, except...

Candy Bedworth 27 May 2022

Painting

Jean-Baptiste Belley: Portrait of a Black French Deputy

Although representations of Black people were overlooked for a long time, current social and political movements participate to reanimate the...

Amélie Pascutto 27 May 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: An Allegory with Venus and Cupid by Agnolo Bronzino

An Allegory with Venus and Cupid by Agnolo Bronzino from the National Gallery in London is one of the most mysterious masterpieces of Mannerism. It...

Joanna Kaszubowska 26 May 2022

Women Artists

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas: Romani Artist Re-Enchanting the Venice Biennale

In an astonishing first for Roma and Traveller people, a Romani artist is representing a national pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022. Małgorzata...

Candy Bedworth 26 May 2022

Women Artists

Immerse Yourself in the Magical World of Maria Anto

Maria Anto (Maria Czarnecka) was a late 20th century Polish painter. She created a series of paintings in the genre of magical realism, depicting...

Pola Otterstein 26 May 2022

Dadaism

Listen to What Dada Is According to Jean Arp

Voices of Dada is part of a popular series of archival audio CDs exploring 20th century avant-garde and modern art. The album features interviews and...

Zuzanna Stańska, Aniela Rybak 25 May 2022

Theater & Cinema

Dreams That Money Can Buy? Dadaist Cinema at Its Best

Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947) is a Dadaist portmanteau movie, an unknown cinematographic masterpiece combining surrealistic and experimental...

Caroline Galambosova 25 May 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Madame de Pompadour by François Boucher

François Boucher (1703-1770) was the most celebrated French painter of the 18th century. His painting Madame de Pompadour captures the beautiful...

James W Singer 24 May 2022

Fashion

Lady in Red – Famous Red Dresses in Art

Here we present for you 9 ladies wearing red dresses painted by famous artists. You will find Madonnas, prostitutes, symbolic figures, and even a...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 May 2022

Fashion

Most Beautiful Dresses: Portrait of Eleanor of Toledo

The best-known image of Eleanor of Toledo is also one of the most beautiful dresses in art history. Don’t be too distracted by the beauty of the...

Vithória Konzen Dill 24 May 2022