European Art

Fashion

Dress Like a Byzantine Empress – Byzantine Art in Fashion Collections

Have you ever wondered how Byzantine art stepped onto the catwalk? It all started with Empress Theodora and a Byzantine-inspired piece of jewelry...

Ela Bobek 28 May 2022

History

Enslaved Black Models in European Art: Anonymous Objects?

Portraits of Black people are rare in European art history. Let’s be clear: they were there, in society, but they rarely made it into art, except...

Candy Bedworth 27 May 2022

Painting

Jean-Baptiste Belley: Portrait of a Black French Deputy

Although representations of Black people were overlooked for a long time, current social and political movements participate to reanimate the...

Amélie Pascutto 27 May 2022

Theater & Cinema

Dreams That Money Can Buy? Dadaist Cinema at Its Best

Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947) is a Dadaist portmanteau movie, an unknown cinematographic masterpiece combining surrealistic and experimental...

Caroline Galambosova 25 May 2022

Dadaism

Listen to What Dada Is According to Jean Arp

Voices of Dada is part of a popular series of archival audio CDs exploring 20th century avant-garde and modern art. The album features interviews and...

Zuzanna Stańska, Aniela Rybak 25 May 2022

Fashion

Lady in Red – Famous Red Dresses in Art

Here we present for you 9 ladies wearing red dresses painted by famous artists. You will find Madonnas, prostitutes, symbolic figures, and even a...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 May 2022

WTF Art History

6 Creatures by Hieronymus Bosch That Could Be Pokémon

Did you ever think about where the ideas for Pokémon could be coming from? Discover these six examples proving that in the 16th century Hieronymus...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 May 2022

Rococo

Everything You Need to Know About Venetian Rococo

Venetian Rococo played an important role in the 18th century European art. Rococo covers the period from 1700 to 1799, also called settecento. Many...

Kateryna Martynova 23 May 2022

Art State of Mind

One with Nature: Nude Paintings in Natural Settings

Depictions of the nude figurative form is a time-honored artistic tradition dating back to antiquity. Depending on the period in question, the...

Maya M. Tola 21 May 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Season’s Greetings by Banksy

What if a children’s game turned into a frightening nightmare? And what would you think if the cause was… you? In Port Talbot, UK, Banksy...

Camilla de Laurentis 20 May 2022

Review

Siemon Scamell-Katz: An Ode to the Sublime

Welcomed in a Parisian pop-up gallery on rue Saint-Gilles, the exhibition The End of Otherness presented, for the first time in France, some...

Montaine Dumont 19 May 2022

Art History 101

5 Most Famous Medusa Paintings in Art History

Medusa was one of the scariest creatures that Greek mythology created. Her name in Ancient Greek means “guardian, protectress”. She was a...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 May 2022