European Art

Painting

A Tale of Revenge and Justice: The Oresteia in Paintings

Marcus Aurelius, the last of the five good Roman emperors once wrote: “The best way to avenge yourself is not to become as they are” (Meditations...

Erol Degirmenci 10 July 2023

Ancient Rome

Roman Floor Mosaics: Stories in Stone and Glass

Floor mosaics are one of the most well-preserved and widespread objects of Roman art. They were found throughout the Roman Empire from Britain to...

Anuradha Sroha 10 July 2023

Review

I Know What I Am – A Fascinating Graphic Novel About Artemisia Gentileschi

Baroque’s most famous woman painter – Artemisia Gentileschi had a riveting life story. It was told and shown by Gina Siciliano in her beautifully...

Joanna Kaszubowska 8 July 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Judith Slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1656) was the most accomplished female painter of the Italian Baroque. She specialized in Biblical scenes of strong...

James W Singer 8 July 2023

History

Gian Gastone de’ Medici: The Forgotten Queer Legacy of the Last Medici

The Medici Family. For most, these three words conjure up images of Cosimo de’ Medici, Lorenzo de’ Medici, or the many artists and artworks...

Guest Profile 7 July 2023

Love Story

The Flying Lovers: Bella and Marc Chagall

A love story is always a good read, especially if it’s such a magical and touching history as that of Bella and Marc Chagall. Unfortunately there...

Magda Michalska 7 July 2023

Art Travels

Where You Can See Marc Chagall’s Stained Glass Windows

When I went to see the Reims Cathedral, I didn’t expect to find Marc Chagall’s stained glass windows in a centuries-old church. Fascinated by...

Magda Michalska 7 July 2023

Impressionism

Have You Ever Heard About Scottish Impressionists? Here Are the Glasgow Boys

The Glasgow Boys were a group of Scottish Impressionists who placed the city of Glasgow on the artistic scene in the last third of the 19th century.

Andra Patricia Ritisan 6 July 2023

Dance

Modernity in Motion: Bauhaus’ Triadic Ballet

Bauhaus is widely known for its iconic designs and contributions to the art world. What is less known is that their concepts could be applied to...

Nadine Waldmann 3 July 2023

Art State of Mind

Boys with Plants in Art (Hotties Alert!)

Boys and men posing with plants and flowers is a popular theme in art. The concept was revisited on Instagram, a social media platform on the account...

Anuradha Sroha 3 July 2023

Artist Stories

Pablo Picasso and Women in His Life

Pablo Picasso, perhaps the most influential and recognizable painter of the 20th century, is well known for his tumultuous (or even abusive)...

Pola Otterstein 1 July 2023

The Duchess of Alba and "la Beata" painted by Francisco Goya, 1795 Artist Stories

The Story Of Duchess of Alba – Francisco de Goya’s Muse

Few women in 18th-century Spain captured the imagination of contemporaries as thoroughly as Doña María de Pilar Teresa Cayetana de Silva Álvarez...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 July 2023