European Art

Mannerism

Queen Elizabeth I – Portraits of the Last Tudor Rose

Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) was the only surviving child of King Henry VIII of England and his second wife Anne Boleyn. Being a girl was hard...

Sarah Mills 7 May 2021

Long Read

700th Anniversary of Dante’s Death in 15 Great Artworks

Hardly any author has been such a rich source of literary inspiration for the visual arts as Dante Alighieri. His two major works, the La Vita Nuova...

Caroline Galambosova 13 April 2021

European Art

Victorian Feminists and Their Supernatural Powers

The Victorian feminists in 19th century England paved the way for the women’s movement across the world. The “New Woman,” as she was...

Anastasia Manioudaki 3 April 2021

European Art

Five More Things Everyone Should Know About the Victorians

The last time that we talked about the Victorian era, we looked at steam travel, Alice in Wonderland, Romanticism, the Pre-Raphaelites and Sherlock...

Sarah Mills 2 April 2021

European Art

Five Things Everyone Should Know About the Victorians

What do we think of when we ponder the Victorian era? I for one almost always think of steam trains, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Sherlock...

Sarah Mills 1 April 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Flora by Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt painted his wife Saskia van Uylenburgh as Flora, goddess of spring and flowers, three times during their relatively short but meaningful...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 February 2021

Women Artists

The Stunning Botanical Art of Barbara Regina Dietzsch

Bavarian-born Barbara Regina Dietzsch (1706–1783) was one of the finest botanical artists and engravers of her time. Her work was unparalleled for...

Sarah Mills 19 February 2021

Rococo

How to Look Great: Rococo Women Beauty Guide

How to look great? That is the question! Let’s refer to the most splendid and opulent period of history: the 18th century. The Enlightenment...

Kateryna Martynova 4 February 2021

Impressionism

Julie Manet – The Eternal Beauty of Impressionism

Julie Manet – the Beauty of Impressionism – was the daughter of the wealthy, well-connected painter Berthe Morisot and Eugène Manet, brother of...

Pola Otterstein 29 January 2021

Artist Stories

Jan Matejko – The Painter of Polish History

Jan Matejko (1838–1893) is one of the most famous Polish painters. When he was in his twenties, he was twice awarded the gold medal at the World...

Judyta Dąbrowska 21 January 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, Miranda

Miranda, from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest is the subject of a painting by John William Waterhouse. She has been detained on an island,...

Guest Profile 10 January 2021

Artist Stories

Women that Inspired Vuillard

Jean-Édouard Vuillard was a French painter and decorator who was active in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. He distinguished himself for his...

Maya M. Tola 7 January 2021