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Medieval Art

5 Treasures of Medieval Irish Art

Celebrate Irish culture and heritage by exploring some masterpieces of Irish art. While there have been spectacular Irish artists throughout history,...

Alexandra Kiely 2 May 2024

Artist Stories

AE Russell’s Visions of Ireland

George William Russell, known as AE, painted the spirits and visions he had seen since childhood. His Irish landscapes are topographically familiar,...

Hannah Demaine 2 May 2024

Black and white photograph of a caucasian woman astride a horse, facing right Women Artists

Edith Somerville: Author, Artist, and Activist

Edith Somerville lived as full a life as anyone. Having the financial means, she led a life with no barriers as an unmarried author of several books,...

Lauren Kraut 2 May 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: King Lear Weeping over the Dead Body of Cordelia by James Barry

King Lear by William Shakespeare is a great tragedy that centers around ideas such as loyalty, familial bonds, and remorse. The painter of this work,...

Merve Parla 2 May 2024

Harry Clarke, Its Figures Passed By Me from Edgar Allan Poe, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, George G. Harrap and Co., London, 1919. Public Domain Review. Detail. Literature

Beautiful and Scary: Illustrations for Poe’s Horror Stories by Harry Clarke

Harry Clarke was an Irish stained glass artist and book illustrator. He made notable works in both fields but somehow his stained glass works are a...

Marija Canjuga 2 May 2024

Art State of Mind

Earn Like an Artist – Famous Artists’ Day Jobs

Artists starving in garrets is an old cliché. Many famous artists were sensible enough to have a day job to pay the bills! Some of them seem...

Candy Bedworth 1 May 2024

Painting

First of May Celebrations in Painting

Happy May 1st to all workers and to all who have fought and still fight for their rights. I hope you’ll celebrate by doing nothing and chilling...

Magda Michalska 1 May 2024

Leonardo da Vinci, Vitruvian Man, c. 1490, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice Renaissance

11 Things You Might Not Know About Leonardo da Vinci

You may think you know everything about the genius of the Renaissance. But there are a few unknown facts about Leonardo da Vinci’s life that may...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 April 2024

The Last Supper da vinci Renaissance

10 Facts About The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci You Should Know

The legendary 15th-century painter Leonardo da Vinci has an impressive legacy of artworks. The maestro left behind a huge number of works that played...

Guest Profile 30 April 2024

Anna Claypoole Peale Women Artists

Female Artists of the Peale Family, America’s First Art Dynasty

The Peale family was America’s first artistic dynasty. Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) was a prominent American artist and early museum...

Alexandra Kiely 29 April 2024

Tatsuya Tanaka, Spoon Pool, 2024, MINIATURE CALENDAR Asian Art

10 Miniature Sculptures By Tatsuya Tanaka To Brighten Your Day

Japanese miniature craftsmanship has been evolving for the past couple of centuries. Their love for scaled-down everyday objects gained the interest...

Sandra Juszczyk 29 April 2024

Academic Art

Constructing Racism in Western Art – Hans Makart and the Case of Cleopatra

When Netflix cast Black actress Adele James as Cleopatra in a docu-series on the life of the famous Egyptian queen, the world went viral in a heated...

Kero Fichter 29 April 2024