Animals

Edward Tingatinga: The Founder of an African Artistic Tradition That Endures

Tingatinga is an art form specific to Tanzania. It originated in the works of a painter whose name was lent to the entire artistic movement. Edward...

Luciana Craciun 3 August 2021

Animals

A Lesson in Illustration – The Whimsical Characters of Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter, best known for the charming tale of Peter Rabbit, inspired the minds of budding young novelists and illustrators alike. Her most...

Tony Heathfield 28 July 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Rosa Bonheur, Sheep by the Sea

Rosa Bonheur was one of the most famous European artists of the 19th century, and she was definitely the most celebrated female artist of her time.

James W Singer 20 June 2021

The Story of Damien Hirst’s Famous Shark

This shark is considered the iconic work of British art from the 1990s and has become a symbol of Britart worldwide. It was funded by Charles...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 April 2021

Renaissance

7 Images of Dürer’s Animals that Are Better than Trip to a Zoo

Albrecht Dürer‘s keen interest in nature was a typical manifestation of the Renaissance. Animals were not generally considered to be...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 April 2021

Animals

Famous Lobsters in Art

Lobsters, large marine crustaceans, have been eaten by humans since prehistoric times. They became a delicacy by the Roman period. They were also...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 April 2021

Bizarre

A Hero and Mythical Creatures: Famous Spiders in Art

Spiders disturb the majority of the people. Even though they are much smaller, and thus much less powerful than us, we cannot help but fear their...

Belkıs Pesen 6 April 2021

Animals

Why Was Matisse Obsessed With Goldfish?

Goldfish here, goldfish there, in a bowl, in a tank, on a table, by the window, goldfish everywhere. Having been looking at Henri Matisse’s...

Magda Michalska 6 April 2021

Animals

Franz Marc: The Painter Who Loved Horses

The German Expressionist movement had many faces. One of the most interesting of them was that of the painter Franz Marc. Marc looked to the natural...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 April 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Jan Asselijn, Threatened Swan

Swans are normally characterized as graceful birds. They are magnificent and majestic. However, Jan Asselijn displays another side of these elegant...

James W Singer 28 February 2021

Celebrating Chinese New Year: Which Ox Would You Choose?

Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival celebrates the beginning of a new year based on the lunisolar calendar. In 2021, the first day of the Chinese...

Marina Kochetkova 12 February 2021

Animals

Craving a Pandemic Puppy? See Dogs in Modern Art!

One of the phenomena that developed in the last 12 months is that of ‘pandemic puppy’. If you took one we hope you are happy together! But if you...

Joanna Kaszubowska 26 January 2021