European Art

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story for All Saints: A Burial at Ornans by Gustave Courbet

Who nowadays doesn’t appreciate Gustave Courbet‘s striking realism? We all do, but as happens with many geniuses, Courbet was not...

Magda Michalska 1 November 2020

Baroque

Did You Know? Haarlem in the Dutch Golden Age

The city of Haarlem in the Netherlands was one of the flourishing art centers of the 16th and 17th centuries. Today, you can walk the streets of the...

Rachel Witte 20 October 2020

Erotica

The Victorians: An Unexpected World of Erotica and Pornography [18+]

The subject of erotica is vast. Even reduced to only the Victorian world of erotica, it’s a challenge to write about in the space of an article.

Sarah Mills 2 October 2020

Contemporary Art

Anatoliy Kryvolap’s Evolution of Color: Emotional Paintings of the Ukrainian Artist

Anatoliy Kryvolap is a contemporary Ukrainian artist whose paintings are sold at the world’s most prestigious auctions for thousands of...

Nataliia Pecherska 2 September 2020

Ancient Art

The Torlonia Marbles: A Long-Awaited Classical Collection

After strictly remaining in the shade for decades and decades, one of the world’s most extensive private collections of classical sculpture, the...

Erol Degirmenci 20 August 2020

Royal Portraits: The Art of Image

Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” For monarchs...

Abreeza Thomas 16 August 2020

Museum Stories

HERE: Black in Rembrandt’s Time. The Rembrandt House Museum Decolonizes

Afro-Amsterdam was not like what you think it was! During the 17th century, the African community lived amicably with the local community in the...

Urvi Chheda 4 August 2020

Artist Stories

Five Artist Models You Should Know About

Did you know that many well-known artworks were modeled on living figures? In fact, the real stories of these famous faces are often fascinating in...

Guest Profile 26 July 2020

Medieval Art

Danse Macabre: Dancing with Skeletons

Danse Macabre (Dance of Death) – a weird dance between people and skeletons. You might think that it is a scene from a horror movie. But...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 July 2020

History

Mona Lisa at the Battlefield: The History of Saving Art During World War II

During walks through the halls of museums, few people think about how these art masterpieces were not always in their place. In turbulent war years,...

Elizaveta Ermakova 3 July 2020

European Art

Goodbye to Christo

Christo, I hope you will be wrapping up heavens. Below we’re sharing a survey of Christo’s works to remember how many groundbreaking...

Magda Michalska 6 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Red Tower by Robert Delaunay

When people speak of Paris, images of Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe, and Musée du Louvre flash into the imagination. And for good reason, as they are...

James W Singer 31 May 2020