European Art

Kitty Kielland, Summer Night, 1886, oil on canvas, Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo, Norway. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Summer Night by Kitty Kielland

Kitty Kielland is one of the many talented female artists that have been erased from modern social consciousness. She was a brilliant painter of...

James W Singer 29 November 2022

Review

William Blake vs. The World by John Higgs: An Invitation to Blake’s Artistic Journey

Painter, poet, printmaker (and even called a prophet by many) of the pre-Romantic period in UK, William Blake is the subject of a recent book...

Montaine Dumont 28 November 2022

Hubert Robert, Roman Ruins, ca. 1776. Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris, Paris, France. Wikimedia Commons (public domain). Academic Art

Robert of the Ruins: Idealized Ruins by Hubert Robert

Hubert Robert was an immensely popular French painter from the 18th century best known for his skillful landscapes, particularly his landscapes that...

Maya M. Tola 28 November 2022

William Blake The Ancient of Days, from Europe A Prophecy, 1794, watercolor etching, The British Museum, London, UK. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Ancient of Days by William Blake

The Ancient of Days, designed, printed, and hand colored by William Blake, was the frontispiece of his 1794 poem Europe a Prophecy. An epic...

Catriona Miller 28 November 2022

Romanticism

The Bible According to William Blake

William Blake (1757–1827), an English Romantic poet, painter, and printmaker, was commissioned by his patron Thomas Butts, a civil servant, to...

Magda Michalska 28 November 2022

Romanticism

William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience Explained

William Blake was undoubtedly a genius. And as usually happens with geniuses and people ahead of their time, he was scorned and disregarded by...

Magda Michalska 28 November 2022

WTF Art History

Five Translation Mistakes That Changed Art History

Why did Michelangelo portray Moses with horns? Why are there monkeys in Giulio Romano’s Chamber of Giants? And why does the Nativity scene...

Arianna Richetti 28 November 2022

Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, Cat at Play, ca 1860-78, oil on wood panel, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Cat at Play by Henriëtte Ronner-Knip

Cat at Play is a masterpiece by Henriëtte Ronner-Knip who deserves to have her legacy revised and her fame revived. Art does not need to be radical...

James W Singer 27 November 2022

Cats

Meet Beautiful Cats by Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe

Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, a British engraver, illustrator, and painter is perhaps best known for his paintings of birds. He painted many other...

Sarah Mills 27 November 2022

Cats

Louis Wain and His Weird Cats

The British artist Louis Wain was a highly successful illustrator, mainly known for his humorous graphics of cats. His quirky feline pictures were...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 27 November 2022

The Serpent Queen/Starz. Theater & Cinema

The Serpent Queen: Renaissance Tapestries in Starz’s Period Drama

Starz’s new show, The Serpent Queen, tells the story of Catherine de Medici’s life and reign in 16th-century France. In the first season,...

Anna Ingram 24 November 2022

Dine & Wine

All You Need to Know About Thanksgiving Turkey Preparation – With Pictures!

Happy Thanksgiving! Have the most enjoyable time with your family and friends celebrating this holiday season! Whether you enjoy turkey or something...

Joanna Kaszubowska 24 November 2022