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Unicorns in Art Across Time: From French Tapestries to Damien Hirst’s Sculptures

Unicorns, the enchanting and mythical beings, have been a captivating subject in art since ancient times, maintaining their inspirational allure for...

Ela Bobek 16 December 2023

Women Artists

Immerse Yourself in the Magical World of Maria Anto

Maria Anto (Maria Czarnecka) was a late 20th-century Polish painter. She created a series of paintings in the genre of magical realism, depicting...

Pola Otterstein 16 December 2023

Animals

Practical, Erotic and Magical: The Miniature World of Netsuke

Originating in 17th-century Japan during the Edo Period, Netsuke (pronounced nets-keh) are toggles that attach pouches to the traditional robes,...

Nadine Waldmann 16 December 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Two African Men by Rembrandt van Rijn

In the discourse on the Black presence in Western history, it is taken for granted that Africans in art represented solely enslaved people, and their...

Nicole Ganbold 15 December 2023

Self-portrait of a Caucasian woman at her easel, leaning back in her chair looking at the viewer. On her easel is a painting of man happily playing the violin. The artist is wearing a purple dress with white collar ruff and cap. Dutch Golden Age Women Artists. Women Artists

Judith Leyster: The Leading Star of the Dutch Golden Age

Judith Leyster was a highly regarded genre painter in 17th-century Holland. Her career was cut short by her marriage, and after her death, her...

Catriona Miller 15 December 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Tailor by Giovanni Battista Moroni

The Tailor is one of Giovanni Battista Moroni’s most famous portraits. Not only is it an astonishing work of art, but the sitter himself is quite...

Joanna Kaszubowska 15 December 2023

Art History 101

Dutch Golden Age Explained

When one thinks of any Golden Age, the first thing that comes to mind is the 17th-century Netherlands at its glory – the Dutch Golden Age. The most...

Nicole Ganbold 15 December 2023

Artemisia Gentileschi conservation News

Long-Lost Artemisia Gentileschi Painting Emerges After Centuries in Storage

A painting by Artemisia Gentileschi has been re-discovered by curators at the Royal Collection Trust after being misattributed for almost two...

Natalia Iacobelli 14 December 2023

Baroque

Artemisia Gentileschi: A Changing Landscape for the Discourse of Art History

A lot of 16th and 17th century art focuses on mythological tropes and origin stories that are deeply embedded in misogyny and sexual violence.

Guest Profile 14 December 2023

Artist Stories

Artemisia Gentileschi: The Rape Survivor and Her Revenge

Artemisia Gentileschi was one of the best Italian Baroque painters. This strong woman painted plenty of paintings of strong and suffering women from...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 December 2023

Muisca Raft, ca 600-1600, gold, Museo del Oro, Bogotá, Colombia. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Muisca Raft

The Muisca Raft is a masterpiece of Pre-Columbian art. It was created by the Muisca people who lived in a region of today’s Colombia. Muisca...

James W Singer 14 December 2023

Review

Disobedient — A New Novel About Artemisia Gentileschi

Review of Disobedient by Elizabeth Freemantle. A novel about the early life of Baroque Italian artist Artemesia Gentileschi

Candy Bedworth 14 December 2023