European Art

Medieval Art

The Unicorn Tapestries – Allegory of Christ, or a Happy Husband?

The Unicorn Tapestries are a set of medieval tapestries depicting the hunt for a unicorn. They’re probably the most famous tapestries ever, and...

Alexandra Kiely 9 April 2022

Artist Stories

Die Brücke’s Magician: Otto Mueller

Do we talk enough about Die Brücke? Its importance for the development of modern art is undoubted. But lost between various movements and...

Magda Michalska 8 April 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump by Joseph Wright of Derby

An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump is not only a masterpiece from the Age of Enlightenment but also a monumental artistic achievement of Joseph...

Maya M. Tola 7 April 2022

Medieval Art

Explore the World of Medieval Glass

Often when we think about the Middle Ages, it’s sort of this rarefied, distant time that we have no connection to. Probably you picture gallant...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 April 2022

Design

The Angels’ Forge: Marrying Glass with Modern Art

This is a story of an Italian man, Egidio Costantini, who was a radiotelegraph operator, a bank cashier, and a manual laborer extracting oils from...

Magda Michalska 7 April 2022

Design

Marc Chagall and Stained Glass Windows

When I went to see the Reims cathedral, I didn’t expect to find Marc Chagall’s stained glass windows in a centuries-old church.

Magda Michalska 7 April 2022

meme-making WTF Art History

Meme-Making: Dutch Medieval Illustrations Breathe a Memetic Life!

Do you think a meme is the millennial method of transmission of knowledge? You scroll no more than a few inches on any digital social media platform,...

Urvi Chheda 4 April 2022

Animals

The Medieval Bestiary – Cute, Quirky, and Weird Animals

Of all the medieval manuscripts, bestiaries are definitely the most fun. A medieval bestiary is a book about animals. It’s full of unusual...

Alexandra Kiely 4 April 2022

Women Artists

Four Female Court Painters You Did Not Know

Throughout history, art has always played an important role in royal propaganda across Europe. Royal families were in a race to employ the best...

Gokce Dyson 4 April 2022

Medieval Art

Medieval Take on Comic Books – Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

The Middle Ages have a very sketchy reputation. On one hand, we know that a lot of amazing art was created during that time. On the other hand,...

Joanna Kaszubowska 4 April 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Rainbow at Pontoise by Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro has an interesting portfolio of paintings. His works are divided between cosmopolitan views of Paris and countryside views of...

James W Singer 3 April 2022

WTF Art History

10 Times When Egon Schiele Mastered Hip Hop Hand Gestures

Art is a serious thing. But sometimes some associations once they pop up in your head just can’t disappear. I didn’t find any scientific...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 April 2022