European Art

Art History 101

Everything You Must Know about Las Meninas

This is one of Velázquez’s largest paintings in which he worked very hard to create a complex and credible composition that would convey a...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 January 2022

Dine & Wine

Spanish Bodegones of the 17th Century

Looking at a painting and getting hungry? It might be a bodegón! Here we define the genre of Spanish bodegones in the context of 17th...

Soledad Castillo Jara 13 January 2022

Baroque

Dark Shadows of Seville in Murillo’s Paintings

Apart from fulfilling commissions for churches and noblemen’s mansions, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo painted genre scenes depicting poor children in...

Soledad Castillo Jara 13 January 2022

Architecture

Puzzles with the Shade of Communism: 10 Great Soviet Mosaics in Russia

In the conditions of the rigid USSR system of control, impersonality of buildings was practically inevitable. However, there was one way of escape:...

Elizaveta Ermakova 11 January 2022

Review

Finding Hitler’s Horses: Book Review of Arthur Brand’s True Story

When the year has come to an end it’s always fun to look back at the books that inspired and impacted us. For me, easily the most fascinating...

Nadine Waldmann 10 January 2022

Painting

Venice Carnival in Paintings

Venice is stunning all year round but during the carnival month, it becomes even more charming and mysterious. One stumbles upon princesses,...

Magda Michalska 10 January 2022

The Devonshire Diamond Tiara - Crowning Glory, beautiful tiaras Design

Crowning Glory – World’s Most Beautiful Tiaras

If you want to feel like a princess there is nothing like a tiara. We all wear earrings, rings, necklaces, but who casually pops a tiara on? Maybe we...

Joanna Kaszubowska 10 January 2022

History of Venetian Carnival Masks Fashion

History of Venetian Carnival Masks

It is not a surprise that every carnival, regardless of its country origin or other characteristics, is traditionally associated with Venetian...

Guest Profile 10 January 2022

Berthe Weill Long Read

Berthe Weill: The Unknown Gallerist of the Avant-Garde

Do you know the name of the first female modern art gallery owner? Berthe Weill was born in 1865 and died in 1951 in Paris but nowadays she seems to...

Maia Heguiaphal 10 January 2022

Art History 101

A Small Guide to Still Life Symbols

You may think that all those marvelous Dutch still lifes from the 16th and 17th centuries were just some random sets of fruits, vegetables, and...

Zuzanna Stańska, Nicole Ganbold 9 January 2022

Painting

Psychological Truth on the Verge of Modernity: Symbolism in Victorian Art

Symbolism in the late 19th century came out of the romantic movement and explored the meanings of forms, lines, shapes, and color. It drew on...

Wendy Gray 9 January 2022

Mannerism

Arcimboldo’s Allegories of the Seasons

Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s paintings of the four seasons have astonished audiences from the 16th century to this day. Even though, allegorical...

Anastasia Manioudaki 9 January 2022