Art History 101

Art History 101

The Window and the Pitchfork: The Story Behind Wood’s American Gothic

Under the blue sky of Iowa, a man and a woman stand solemnly in front of their house. They are farmers as suggested by their clothing and the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 25 March 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Rachel Ruysch, Vase with Flowers

March is Women’s History Month, and to continue celebrating our artistic diversity let’s discuss one of the greatest still-life artists: Rachel...

James W Singer 22 March 2020

Art History 101

10 Things You Should Know About Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist. Considered one of the greatest exponents of the Baroque, he is best known for his mythological, allegorical...

Soledad Castillo Jara 7 March 2020

Chinese New Year – the Art of Celebration

Imagine a household celebrating the Chinese New Year where children share a home and joyfully play together. They have different kinds of toys to...

Marina Kochetkova 25 January 2020

Art History 101

10 Things You Need To Know About Jan Van Eyck

Jan van Eyck was a Flemish painter active in Bruges who was born in 1390 and died in 1441. He was one of the innovators of what became known as Early...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 January 2020

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 17 January 2020

Art History 101

Titian’s Venus and Adonis (Metamorphoses III)

In a series of articles we are going to meet each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s.

Isla Phillips 11 December 2019

Art History 101

Artist and Patron – Friend or Foe?

Since ancient times, patrons have played a vital role in art history. Patronage can be found almost everywhere - in Europe, feudal Japan and...

Candy Bedworth 7 December 2019

Art History 101

Titian’s Danae (Metamorphoses II)

In a series of articles we are going to meet each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s.

Isla Phillips 2 December 2019

Iconography of Ganesh

Ganesh is the patron God of writers and intellectuals, and arguably the most well-known of the Hindu Gods. He is worshipped across all sects of...

Maya Tola 12 November 2019

Asian Art

Gods of the Hindu Trinity. Representation in Art

The Hindu trinity comprises Brahma, the creator; Vishnu, the preserver and Shiva (or Mahesh), the destroyer. These three Gods represent the cyclical...

Maya Tola 23 October 2019

Open to Influences – Arthur Hacker and his Mary with Many Qualities

Arthur Hacker was a painter of the late Victorian era. Painting a spectrum of subjects, everything from society portraiture, classical, religious and...

Hannah Demaine 12 October 2019