Erotica

Erotica

Eccentric Erotica: Pichard & Lob’s Odyssey

One simply cannot praise Homer’s peerless oeuvre enough. We all read Iliad and Odyssey several times, and surely, a considerable amount of us has...

Erol Degirmenci 4 November 2021

WTF Art History

Looking for Hot Renaissance Boys? Well, Here They Are!

Look no further! If you are in need of the sight of some muscular bodies this year, don’t bother going to the beach, but book yourself a ticket...

Magda Michalska 20 October 2021

Artist Stories

A Perfect World of Perfect Women in James Tissot’s Paintings

This title might be a little controversial. In fact, critics find the term demimondaine to be more accurate when describing Tissot’s series of...

Magda Michalska 15 October 2021

Renaissance

Titian Revisited: Grand Old Man of the Renaissance or Dirty Old Man?

Titian’s sensuous interpretation of Classical myths of love, temptation, and punishment came together for the first time in nearly 500 years, at...

Guest Profile 13 October 2021

Women Artists

Female vs. Male Gaze: Suzanne Valadon’s Reclining Nude

Female nudes are prevalent throughout art history. There are the ancient mythological goddesses, the Biblical Eves and Susannas, and then there are...

Lauren Kraut 5 October 2021

The First-Ever Femme Fatale: Lilith in a Painting by John Collier

The apparent sweetness of this work by John Collier (1850–1934), a Pre-Raphaelite painter, is a wonderful testimony of the two sides of Lilith’s...

Guest Profile 29 September 2021

Ancient Greece

There Were Really Hot Guys in Ancient Greece: the Barberini Faun

Drunk, sleeping men are rarely, if ever, beautiful and sexually appealing, but this is not the case with this really sexy faun from ancient Greece.

Marta Loza 10 September 2021

Photography

The Queen of Neoclassical Photography: Nelly

For many, photography is merely a sophisticated way of immortalizing the current and carrying that frozen moment—which is impossible to recreate...

Erol Degirmenci 21 August 2021

Erotica

Scandalous World of Hans Bellmer: Dolls, Ropes, and Erotic Photography

“I am human, and I think nothing human is alien to me”, said Terence, Roman playwright sometime in the 2nd century BCE. I think that art...

Magda Michalska 18 August 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Saturnino Herrán, Our Ancient Gods

Saturnino Herrán’s Our Ancient Gods is a masterful painting of Mexican Modernism from the early 20th century. It evokes the strength, dignity, and...

James W Singer 15 August 2021

Museum Stories

History of Medicine in Art. Collection of Artworks at Wellcome Library in London

London is a great place to be for the curious and inquisitive. Public museums, galleries, and libraries are homes to a vast collection of wonderful...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 18 July 2021

Erotica

Oh, I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside: Bathing in Art

With the summer holidays upon us, it seems appropriate to take a small tour through depictions of leisure bathing in art. The package holiday...

Wendy Gray 9 July 2021