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Enslaved Black Models in European Art: Anonymous Objects

Portraits of black people are rare in European art history. Let’s be clear: they were there, in society, but they rarely made it into art, except...

Candy Bedworth 2 December 2021

Art History 101

Lapis Lazuli – A Pigment More Precious than Gold

Lapis lazuli, once more precious than gold, has a history of over 9.000 years. The earliest artifacts found at Bhirrana, which is the oldest site of...

Irina Diana Calu 23 November 2021

Ancient Art

Man, Woman or Both? Meet Akhenaten, the Only Androgynous Pharaoh

If you thought that ancient Egypt had always been only about a large pantheon of gods, solid and emotionless sculptures, and masculine pharaohs, have...

Magda Michalska 20 November 2021

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican, Photograph by Alvesgaspar Architecture

St. Peter’s Basilica—Layers of History

St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the most iconic buildings in Western culture.  But, the facade we see today is the culmination of centuries of...

Ledys Chemin 18 November 2021

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 – Dutch Golden Age. The most...

Nicole Ganbold 3 November 2021

Art History 101

The Italian Renaissance: A Brief Guide

To the general public, the Italian Renaissance is the pinnacle of art history. More than 500 years on, it’s still the subject of blockbuster...

Alexandra Kiely 20 October 2021

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Masterpiece of the Week: Pieter Bruegel’s Children’s Games

Children’s Games is one of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s most famous paintings. Just like in other works of his, it is debatable whether it was...

Irina Diana Calu 17 October 2021

Art State of Mind

The Ultimate Question: Why Should You Learn About Art?

Art creates emotions and, generally, you either like a certain piece of art or you don’t. But despite that, what is valid for everything else is...

Petra Dragasevic 1 October 2021

Art State of Mind

The Night Sky: 10 Nocturnal Paintings You Will Love

Few things in life are more moving than the night sky on a cloudless evening. Artists have been fascinated by it for so long! The night has inspired...

Ruxi Rusu 30 September 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms by Pieter Aertsen

Pieter Aertsen’s Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms is an interesting painting as it provides a wonderful glimpse into the varied...

James W Singer 12 September 2021

Art History 101

All You Need to Know About Color Field Painting

Ready for a rollercoaster ride through the world of color field painting? Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a long and wild ride! This...

Candy Bedworth 4 September 2021

Art History 101

Iconic Colors in Art History

Every person probably dreams of leaving a legacy to the world. For artists this is a central goal and they try to do it through their masterpieces of...

Camilla de Laurentis 3 September 2021