European Art

Art History 101

Dutch Golden Age Explained

When one thinks of any Golden Age, the first thing that comes to mind is the 17th century Netherlands at its glory – Dutch Golden Age. The most...

Nicole Ganbold 3 November 2021

Saint Luke. Maerten van Heemskerck, St. Luke painting the Virgin, 1532, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands. Painting

Saint Luke: The Ultimate Holy Painter

Christianity has a saint for everything, literally everything. And on All Saint’s Day, it’s the time we remember Saint Luke. Not only is he one...

Jimena Escoto 1 November 2021

Bizarre

Halloween in Hell: Dante and Virgil

Halloween night is this time of year when we go from light to darkness, where we can see and experience demons. For this special occasion, I want to...

Christopher Michaut 31 October 2021

Edvard Munch, Love and pain, 1895, oil on canvas. The Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway. Bizarre

5 Vampire Paintings in Art

Vampires are one of the most famous mythical creatures in history. The origins of their legend date back to ancient civilizations. Some ancient...

Errika Gerakiti 31 October 2021

Love Story

Pablo Picasso and His Women

Pablo Picasso, perhaps the most influential and recognizable painter of the 20th century, is well known for his deep love and appreciation for women.

Pola Otterstein 25 October 2021

Cubism

10 Early Picasso Works You Should Know

Pablo Picasso painted his first works during the early years of his life. According to his mother, his first words were “piz, piz”, a...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 October 2021

Cubism

The Colors of Pablo Picasso

What’s your favorite color? Why? Have you ever tried getting to know someone better by asking this question? It can fill an awkward silence in...

Christopher Michaut 25 October 2021

Museum Stories

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium: Staff Picks

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are located in Brussels, the capital of Belgium and of the European Union. This complex institution has a...

Nicole Ganbold 24 October 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Stories: Nicolaes Maes, Old Woman Dozing

Introduction 123 ABC. Nicolaes Maes, Old Woman Dozing, ca 1656, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels,...

James W Singer 24 October 2021

Museum Stories

The Great Art Robbery… Foiled

Recently I had the pleasure of reviewing the Rembrandt’s Light exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Sadly, on Thursday, 14th November...

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 October 2021

Baroque

5 Greatest Baroque Painters and Their Works

Peter Paul Rubens, Caravaggio, Diego Velázquez, Rembrandt van Rijn and Nicolas Poussin – these are the five biggest names of the Baroque Period, a...

Pola Otterstein 22 October 2021

WTF Art History

Looking for Hot Renaissance Boys? Well, Here They Are!

Look no further! If you are in need of the sight of some muscular bodies this year, don’t bother going to the beach, but book yourself a ticket...

Magda Michalska 20 October 2021