Art History 101

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

Baroque

The Best of Dutch Still Life: 6 Famous Painters

In the art world, it is commonly agreed upon that still life painting as a genre rose in the Northern and Spanish Netherlands in the last quarter of...

Irina Diana Calu 14 August 2021

Art History 101

Top 5 Most Famous Print Series in Art

Printmaking, the art of printing artworks on paper, developed in the 15th century when paper became widely available in Europe. Gutenberg’s...

Anastasia Manioudaki 11 August 2021

Art History 101

Genres Explained: Still Life in Painting

Let’s explore the history of still life through a selection of 10 paintings corresponding to two key moments: the 17th century in the...

Soledad Castillo Jara 11 August 2021

Long Read

Remarkable Roma – Astonishing Works By and About Gypsy and Traveller People

Think of Gypsies or Roma people in art – what comes to mind? When we look to traditional art history, it is really rather disappointingly scarce.

Candy Bedworth 10 August 2021

Fruits, Flowers, and Death: Still Lifes in Art History

Still lifes are one of the most recurrent and well-known themes in art history. These subjects are usually representations of inanimate objects such...

Andra Patricia Ritisan 9 August 2021

South American Art

All About Cuban Modernism in Five Artworks

Let's find out how Cuban Modernism happened!

Natalia Tiberio 1 August 2021

Everything You Should Know About Islamic Art

Bright colorful mosaics, stunning arches, amazing constructions in the middle of the desert, beautifully ornate calligraphy, incredible rock crystal...

Irina Diana Calu 19 July 2021

Ancient Rome

Masterpiece of the Week: Mithras Slaying the Bull

Mithras Slaying the Bull is a compilation of the entire religious and symbolic images of Mithraism. It reflects promised immortality and personal...

James W Singer 18 July 2021

Sport

All the Fun of the Fair: Carousels, Roundabouts, and Merry-Go-Rounds in Art

Carousels, roundabouts, and Merry-Go-Rounds have a long history documented in art, stemming back to the time of the crusades. It was used as a method...

Wendy Gray 16 July 2021

Symbolism

Symbolism Special: Jacek Malczewski’s Dates with Death

Jacek Malczewski is one of the most important Polish symbolist painters. Malczewski is associated with the Young Poland movement (Młoda Polska), a...

Magda Michalska 15 July 2021