European Art

Literature

Middle Earth and Beyond in Art: Tolkien’s Illustrations

J.R.R. Tolkien’s written works have influenced many around the globe. However, perhaps less known than his books are his illustrations that he...

Rachel Witte 7 September 2022

European Art

The Prime Minister’s Art: Landscapes by Winston Churchill

The English statesman Winston Churchill is one of the most respected and admired men in the world. His role as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom,...

Rute Ferreira 7 September 2022

Fashion

Family Treasures – World’s Most Beautiful Tiaras

We all have family treasures, those mementos that matter to us so much because of their sentimental value and memories associated with them. Now,...

Joanna Kaszubowska 5 September 2022

Architecture

The Long History of the Duomo of Siena

The magnificent Santa Maria Assunta or the Duomo of Siena is one of Italy’s most important landmarks and a fine example of Italian...

Maya M. Tola 5 September 2022

Romanticism

6 Shades of Romantic Creepiness in Caspar David Friedrich’s Paintings

Caspar David Friedrich was a master of Romantic atmosphere. Gothic ruins, contemplative figures silhouetted against skies and morning mists were his...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 September 2022

Design

Discussing Design with the Arts and Crafts Movement’s Heir Dan Maier

Did you know that the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society which was founded in 1887 by William Morris and Walter Crane is still thriving today?...

Guest Profile 5 September 2022

Romanticism

10 Most Famous Works by Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich’s works changed the face of landscape painting with his intense and emotional focus on nature and he became a key member...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 September 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Abbey in the Oakwood by Caspar David Friedrich

Sadness and desolation fill this scene like an oppressive melancholy. The sun is dying behind the horizon as fog enshrouds the ground. Skeletal trees...

James W Singer 5 September 2022

Impressionism

Joaquín Sorolla: The Luminosity of the Mediterranean

If you love, like me, summer light, long vacation days, walks on the beach, and lying on the sand with a good book in your hand, these paintings by...

Andra Patricia Ritisan 3 September 2022

Impressionism

Slava Raškaj, The Story of a Deaf Impressionist Watercolorist

In the final years of the 19th century, the art scene in Zagreb, Croatia, was pretty vibrant. The various ideas that circulated among artists...

Lana Pajdas 3 September 2022

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 3 September 2022

Museum Stories

When Your Collection Takes Over Your House – Sir John Soane’s Museum

A unique museum that transports us into the past in a way not many museums can, Sir John Soane’s Museum is actually Soane’s house, preserved,...

Joanna Kaszubowska 2 September 2022