European Art

Dine & Wine

This Article Is Only About Cheese in Painting

I feel ashamed. As an official cheese-lover who could eat it every day for every meal, I still haven’t dedicated a single line to cheese in...

Magda Michalska 25 July 2022

Romanticism

Philipp Otto Runge: The Seer of the Mysteries of God

Philipp Otto Runge died of consumption at the same age as Christ, which to those who believe in signs might be crucial since Runge was a mystic who...

Magda Michalska 23 July 2022

Dürer Magic Square Bizarre

The Mystery of Dürer’s Magic Square

Many strange symbols appear in Albrecht Dürer’s famous engraving Melencolia. Among them is a magic constant 34, a well-known and enigmatic...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 July 2022

Artist Stories

The Mysterious Pinturas Negras Reveal Goya’s Darkest Secrets

There are already several articles that treat in detail the life and works of Francisco Goya. If you want to learn about his career or most famous...

Magda Michalska 23 July 2022

Medieval Art

Celebrity Sculptors, Medieval Fraud and Nazi Looting – An Outrageous Story of the Golden Veit Stoss Altarpiece

This is the largest Gothic altarpiece in the world and a national treasure of Poland. Carved over a period of 12 years, the 15th century Veit Stoss...

Candy Bedworth 21 July 2022

Nick Briggs, Becoming Elizabeth image Theater & Cinema

Becoming Elizabeth: Tapestries in Starz’s New Period Drama

In Starz’s new period drama, Becoming Elizabeth, the series follows the young Elizabeth Tudor and her rise to the British throne during the...

Anna Ingram 21 July 2022

Dadaism

Max Ernst’s Collaged Memories

In 1919, Max Ernst worked together with Jean Arp in Cologne where they founded a branch of the Dadaist Movement: Surrealism. It became a new niche...

Magda Michalska 21 July 2022

History

How Galileo Galilei Changed the Moon Forever

While our old pal, the Moon, was always shining above us; it wasn’t always obvious how does it really look like. For a long time, this astronomical...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 20 July 2022

Review

Stéphane Mandelbaum Exhibition in Frankfurt

Until October 30, 2022, the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt is hosting an exhibition dedicated to Stéphane Mandelbaum (1961–1986). During...

Tommy Thiange 18 July 2022

Women Artists

Mary Blair: The Modern Artist Behind Walt Disney’s Magic

Inside the Wallace Collection’s magical exhibition, Inspiring Walt Disney, is an entire wall of intricate, hand-drawn illustrations from the 1950...

Guest Profile 18 July 2022

Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Conscript’s Farewell, 1854, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Conscript’s Farewell by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller

Conscript’s Farewell is a masterpiece by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller. It explores a family’s reaction to the conscription of their beloved...

James W Singer 18 July 2022

Review

Donatello: The Real Father of the Renaissance

If someone would ask a regular passerby about the artists of the Italian Renaissance, we would probably hear the names of Leonardo da Vinci and...

Zuzanna Stańska 16 July 2022