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  • Katsushika Hokusai, Under the Wave off Kanagawa, color woodblock print, close-up with one great wave and one smaller wave in the foreground Katsushika Hokusai, Under the Wave off Kanagawa, color woodblock print, close-up with one great wave and one smaller wave in the foreground

    Under Hokusai’s Great Wave

    By January 23, 2021

    You might not know the title of Hokusai’s print, but Under the Wave off Kanagawa is almost instantly recognizable. His Great Wave reveals the power of the sea and is frequently featured on everyday objects. We perceive it as a typical Japanese...

  • Exploring the History of Mexico in the Murals of The Big Three

    By January 22, 2021

    Although most commonly associated with the works of Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, muralism has actually been part of Mexico’s artistic heritage since pre-Colombian times. In fact, we have learned that Mesoamerican civilizations adorned...

  • Jan Matejko – The Painter of Polish History

    By January 21, 2021

    Jan Matejko (1838–1893) is one of the most famous Polish painters. When he was in his twenties, he was twice awarded the gold medal at the World Exhibition in Paris, where his paintings hung alongside the works of...

  • #MeToo and the Medusa Myth

    By January 21, 2021

    The Medusa story – terrifying or tragic? Some months ago, a controversial new statue of Medusa was unveiled in New York, so let’s take this opportunity to have another look at this most fearsome of women. Whether you...

  • Living Memories: The Funerary Stelae of Ancient Cyprus

    By January 20, 2021

    The majority of sculpture that survives from ancient Cyprus are funerary stelae, elaborate grave markers to commemorate the dead. Possessing an almost mystical quality that is highly evocative and equally arresting, these emphatic monuments preserve a living memory...

  • History in Art: Washington Crossing the Delaware

    By January 19, 2021

    Throughout history, artists have documented the world around them. Consequently, this has culminated in some of the most famous historically-based paintings in existence, both during and/or after the fact. With that in mind, Emanuel Leutze‘s 1851 oil painting...

  • Russian History through the Eyes of Vasily Surikov

    By January 18, 2021

    In the 19th century Russia historical painting was freed from formality and canons. We find a good example of this in the work of Vasily Surikov (1848-1916) who created historical paintings of deep philosophical content, many of which...

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