European Art

Fashion

Family Treasures – World’s Most Beautiful Tiaras

We all have family treasures, those mementos that matter to us so much because of their sentimental value and memories associated with them. Now,...

Joanna Kaszubowska 30 December 2022

Vivienne Westwood Fashion

Vivienne Westwood dies at 81: Read the Punk Fashion Queen Story

Vivienne Westwood dies at 81. She was a prolific fashion designer. She gained fame by making punk designs before it was cool and by bringing them to...

Errika Gerakiti 30 December 2022

Sculpture

The Lansdowne Heracles at the Getty Villa

Heracles (or Hercules) is perhaps the most frequently depicted hero in Greek and Roman art. This sculpture from approximately 125 CE, known as the...

Maya M. Tola 29 December 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Portrait of Eva Gonzalès by Édouard Manet

You’ve probably heard of the Impressionists: Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, and Camille Pissarro. These guys are not only known for...

Abreeza Thomas 29 December 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Young Woman Peeling Apples by Nicolaes Maes

Today’s Masterpiece Story is about this lovely genre painting by Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693), a Dutch Golden Age painter who specialized in...

Alexandra Kiely 28 December 2022

History

Opera: A Brief History of the Total Work of Art

When we think of opera, art is not the first thing that comes to mind. Opera simply means “work” and it can sometimes seem over-the-top and...

Ledys Chemin 27 December 2022

European Art

Boxing Day with St. Stephen

According to the Catholic calendar, the second day of Christmas commemorates St. Stephen. He was a young deacon in the community of Jerusalem who...

Magda Michalska 26 December 2022

Art State of Mind

Christmas Cards from Hell

As the postman brings you cheery season’s greetings from your nearest and dearest, let me guess what the images are on the front of your Christmas...

Candy Bedworth 25 December 2022

Painting

The Best Time of the Year: Christmas in Art

To many of us, the Christian religious and cultural celebration called Christmas is surely one of our favorite times of the year. Burl Ives famously...

Pola Otterstein 25 December 2022

Dine & Wine

Fish Paintings for Christmas Eve Dinners

In many cultures, Christmas Eve dinner does not include any meat (excluding seafood) or alcohol because one should keep a vigil fasting and expect...

Magda Michalska 24 December 2022

Art State of Mind

Twelve Days of Christmas in Art

Twelve Days of Christmas is probably one of the best-known Christmas carols in English-speaking countries. It lists the gifts received from “my...

Joanna Kaszubowska 24 December 2022

Literature

Christmas Carol Illustrations by Arthur Rackham

Have a nostalgic look at Arthur Rackham’s illustrations of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in the British Library edition from 1915. Arthur...

Magda Michalska 24 December 2022