Art History 101

tenebrism: Gerard van Honthorst, The Procuress, 1625, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Art History 101

Tenebrism 101: All You Need to Know

The Baroque movement, which characterizes much of the European art of the 17th century, is known for its dramatic flair. Gods, demigods, and saints...

Anastasia Manioudaki 24 April 2022

Art History 101

Caravaggisti: Fans, Epigons, Masters?

Caravaggio made an impact on painting even in his lifetime. This was probably because he acted in defiance of all the norms of the Catholic Church...

Magda Michalska 24 April 2022

Paris Salon. Alexandre Jean-Baptiste Brun, View of the Salon Carré at the Louvre, ca. 1880, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. Art History 101

Paris Salon: 101 on France’s First Public Exhibition

If you were an artist in the 19th century, you probably dreamed of having your painting in the Paris Salon. Simply put, this exhibition was the most...

Jimena Escoto 23 April 2022

Artist Stories

9 Things You Must Know About Joan Miró

Joan Miró was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. His work has been interpreted as Surrealist but it’s difficult to...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 April 2022

Painting

10 Facts to Know About Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor. Once you see his art, you will never forget it. He depicts people and figures in...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 April 2022

Design

What You Need to Know About Fabergé Easter Eggs

During one of my vacations, I got an unexpected treat – the opportunity to see two amazing collections of Fabergé Easter eggs in two days. One...

Alexandra Kiely 17 April 2022

Haarlem in the Dutch Golden Age: Frans Hals, Banquet of the Officers of the St Adrian Civic Guard (the Calivermen), 1627, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands. Baroque

4 Surprising Facts About Haarlem in the Dutch Golden Age

The city of Haarlem in the Netherlands was one of the flourishing art centers in the 16th and 17th century. Today, you can walk the streets of the...

Rachel Witte 11 April 2022

Art History 101

Remarkable Romani – Astonishing Works By and About the Community

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

Candy Bedworth 8 April 2022

Architecture

Rococo and Baroque Architecture in Turkey

Representing splendor, opulence, and brilliance, Rococo art prevailed in Europe from the year 1700. It followed the Baroque period in art, which...

Merve Parla 6 April 2022

Symbolism

5 Facts That Will Help You Understand Symbolism

Symbolism as a term can be confusing. Usually grouped with the other Post-Impressionist movements, Symbolism emerged at just about the same time as...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 March 2022

Art History 101

The Most Pioneering Painters of the Venetian Renaissance

The Venetian School refers to the painters of the Venetian Renaissance. It developed in Venice in the late 15th century and lasted until around 1580.

Charlotte Stace 28 March 2022

Medieval Art

Treasures of Medieval Irish Art to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, so that means it’s a day to celebrate all things Irish. What better way to do that than by looking at some...

Alexandra Kiely 17 March 2022