European Art

Herstory

Margaret of Austria: The Public Image of a Renaissance Stateswoman

Instagram and other social media have long since taken over our inherent need to be seen and acknowledged by our surroundings. But this deliberate...

Kero Fichter 22 April 2024

Elephant, The Valois Tapestries Renaissance

Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries

While today, tapestries are seemingly minor works of art, during the Renaissance, nothing was declared more spectacular than a set of tapestries...

Anna Ingram 22 April 2024

Photograph of the Montserrat Monastery (a building in the mountain cliffs). Museum Stories

10 Must-See Paintings at the Museum of Montserrat in Barcelona

The six permanent collections at the Museum of Montserrat near Barcelona house over 1,300 art and archeological objects. From an ancient Egyptian...

Nikolina Konjevod 22 April 2024

Pieter van Aelst, Christ's Charge to Peter, from the Acts of the Apostles Renaissance

Renaissance Tapestries 101: Religious, Political, and Magical

Renaissance tapestries are the most underestimated subject in art history. As expensive and enormously large works of art, tapestries attributed to...

Anna Ingram 22 April 2024

The Serpent Queen/Starz. Theater & Cinema

The Serpent Queen: Renaissance Tapestries in Modern TV Series

The Serpent Queen, a show produced by Starz, tells the story of Catherine de Medici’s life and reign in 16th-century France. In the first...

Anna Ingram 22 April 2024

Theater & Cinema

Harry Potter and the Lady of the Unicorn Tapestries

The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries were made towards the end of the 15th century and are one of the most well-known sets of medieval tapestries. You...

Anna Ingram 22 April 2024

God Appears to Abraham, Pieter Coecke van Aelst Renaissance

Henry VIII’s Story of Abraham Tapestries

Everyone knows King Henry VIII for having six wives and an infamous divorce that shook England’s religious core. He is renowned due to art...

Anna Ingram 22 April 2024

Peder Severin Krøyer, Summer Evening on Skagen Sønderstrand, 1893, Skagens Museum, Skagen, Denmark. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Summer Evening on Skagen Sønderstrand by Peder Severin Krøyer

Summer Evening on Skagen Sønderstrand by Peder Severin Krøyer is a masterpiece of Danish Impressionism. It not only captures the beauty of the...

James W Singer 21 April 2024

Claude Monet, Impression Sunrise, 1872, Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, France. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet

Claude Monet’s Impression, Sunrise is a masterpiece of Impressionism that captures the elusiveness and the impermanence of an autumn...

James W Singer 21 April 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Seascape Near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer by Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most popular painters of all time. He dominates Post-Impressionism, he fills art books, and he inspires modern...

James W Singer 21 April 2024

Dine & Wine

This Article Is Only About Cheese in Painting

This article is best enjoyed with blue cheese fondue, a cheesecake, toast with butter and cheese, some nice onion soup with cheddar, a cheese muffin,...

Magda Michalska 19 April 2024

Art Nouveau

Gustav Klimt in 6 Interesting Facts

Who is Gustav Klimt? His name is associated with gold, women, and eroticism, but is that really all there is from his art? Being the child of the era...

Valeria Kumekina 18 April 2024