Art History 101

Art History 101

CoBrA 101: Everything You Need to Know

Following World War II, numerous like-minded European artists claimed complete creative independence. Considering they had a common vision, they...

Tommy Thiange 17 August 2023

Fashion

Lady in Red – Famous Red Dresses in Art

Here we present for you 9 ladies wearing red dresses painted by famous artists. You will find Madonnas, prostitutes, symbolic figures, and even a...

Zuzanna Stańska 17 August 2023

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 August 2023

Artist Stories

9 Things You Must Know About Joan Miró

Joan Miró was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in the heart of Barcelona, the Barri Gòtic neighborhood. His work has been...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 August 2023

Medieval Art

All That Glitters: The Sparkling World of Medieval Mosaics

Welcome to the sparkling world of medieval mosaics! Although not as famous as illuminated manuscripts or stained glass, the mosaic was a popular art...

Alexandra Kiely 2 August 2023

Dadaism

Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain and Why It Matters

Few artists have been as versatile and as bold as Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968). He was a painter, a sculptor, and a photographer; he was a seminal...

Guest Profile 31 July 2023

Jan van Eyck, Ghent Altarpiece, 1432 Art History 101

10 Things You Need To Know About Jan van Eyck

Flemish painter Jan van Eyck (1390 – 1441) was one of the key artists of the Early Northern Renaissance. His technical brilliance and mastery...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 July 2023

Ancient Art

From Ancient Near East to Dungeons and Dragons: Lamassu, The Mesopotamian Gatekeeper

Lamassu is an iconic winged deity and a lasting motif from the ancient Near East. The most prevalent form of the Lamassu is attributed to the...

Maya M. Tola 18 July 2023

Reclining nude -Olympia painted by Edouard Manet in 1856 Art History 101

How the Concept of Reclining Nude Changed After Manet’s Olympia

When French artist Édouard Manet completed his renowned painting Olympia in 1863, it marked a significant turning point in the history of art.

Emre Kagitci 10 July 2023

Review

On Ugliness by Umberto Eco – A Sublime Journey Through Horrid Texts and Faces of the Western World

This book stood on one of my shelves for far too long. The compelling ugliness of its cover attracted me each time I longingly glanced at it. Now...

Giordana Goretti 26 June 2023

Art History 101

Essential Books for Art Historians (and Art Lovers)

Not sure what you should read next? Here is a list of the most important art-related books you should read. Written in the previous century, they...

Roma Piotrowska 26 June 2023

Art History 101

Artists and Paintings: Everything You Need to Know About Impressionism

Impressionism has become one of the most significant movements of modern art. The names of Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, or Edgar Degas are...

Nataliia Pecherska 20 June 2023