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7 Things That Could Only Happen to You in Greek Mythology

Thinking your luck couldn’t get any worse? Well, brace yourself for a humorous journey into the world of Greek mythology, where even the mighty...

Ania Kaczynska 3 October 2023

Painting

Greek Mythological Creatures That Combine Female Beauty and Beastly Ugliness

Gods, goddesses, demigods, horrible monsters, and beasts of hybrid forms roam the world of Ancient Greek mythology. Their heredity shaped many of the...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 3 October 2023

Review

Rubens and Women at Dulwich Picture Gallery: Flesh and Spirit

Peter Paul Rubens is so famous for painting voluptuous nudes that his name has become an adjective to describe them. A new exhibition at Dulwich...

Catriona Miller 2 October 2023

Renaissance

The Medici Dynasty. Rich Sinners or Saintly Rulers?

The Medici family was definitely one of the richest dynasties in Renaissance Italy and perhaps they were the most influential patrons of the arts in...

James Wray 2 October 2023

Women Artists

Portraits by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: They Are Black Because I’m Not White

Celebrated in 2018 with a solo show at the New Museum in New York, the English painter of Ghanaian descent Lynette Yiadom-Boakye hypnotized me with...

Magda Michalska 1 October 2023

caravaggio medusa Masterpiece Stories

Shiny Shield with Caravaggio’s Medusa

Caravaggio’s art epitomizes the essence of Baroque art. The artist, known for close physical observation with a dramatic use of chiaroscuro,...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 September 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Bacchus by Caravaggio

A youthful Bacchus, god of fertility, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, and theatre is reclining in classical fashion with grapes and vine leaves in...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 September 2023

Caravaggio David with the Head of Goliath, c. 1610, Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy. Artist Stories

How Did Caravaggio Die? The Answer Is Not Easy

Caravaggio was a great artist, no doubt about it, but he was also rowdy. An early published notice on him, dating from 1604 and describing his...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 September 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Truth Coming Out of Her Well by Jean-Léon Gérôme

A fair-skinned woman, nude. Mouth open in either shock, rage, or maybe even disgust, as she emerges from a well. One leg is already draped over the...

Kristin Urban 28 September 2023

Art Travels

Beyond the Biennale – Top Five Art Museums to Visit in Venice

Venice, with its long history, is an open museum that will leave none unsatisfied. La Serenissima is a dream destination for every art lover. Apart...

Anastasia Manioudaki 27 September 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Interior of a Picture Gallery by Giovanni Paolo Panini

Interior of a Picture Gallery with the Collection of Cardinal Silvio Valenti Gonzaga by Giovanni Paolo Panini shows a truly spectacular assembly of...

Alexandra Kiely 26 September 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Tribuna of the Uffizi by Johan Zoffany

Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) was a German-born neoclassical painter. In the autumn of 1760, he moved to England and started to work for a clockmaker,...

Klaudia Zelazowska 26 September 2023