Modern Transgender ArtJune 26, 2020
Occasions such as this June’s Pride Month are a great chance to help rewrite history. While individuals who identify as transgender have existed for a very long time, the concept is still a taboo topic in many fields...
Kara Walker’s Fons AmericanusJune 19, 2020
Kara Elizabeth Walker (1969 – ) is an American contemporary artist. She is known as a painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist, and film-maker. Last year (2019) she made the Fons Americanus a large scale public sculpture that tackles...
10 Things You Should Know About the Pre-RaphaelitesJune 16, 2020
Just about all of us have a tiny inkling about Impressionism, the Renaissance, maybe even Expressionism and what makes each movement different from the other. However, when it comes to the Pre-Raphaelites most people, including myself, would have...
Cook Like an Artist! Kitchen Inspiration from Art HistoryJune 9, 2020
For hundreds of years, kitchens in art were the undesirable work place of unsavory maids, tucked away below the luxurious living spaces of the upper class. During the mid-16th century, Northern Renaissance artists, such as Pieter Aertsen, began...
The Temptress and the Slave in Art: Joseph and Potiphar’s WifeJune 7, 2020
The Old Testament story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife has served as a great source of inspiration for artists over the centuries. This vivid composition conveys the despair and madness of Joseph’s dramatic flight from the clutches of...
The Pantocrator Christ DepictionsJune 2, 2020
When the Hebrew Bible was translated into Greek, the word Almighty was rendered as Pantocrator, from the Greek words pas (all) and kratos (might, power). The Pantocrator Christ is one of the most recognized depictions of Jesus, and...
Painting of the Week: Robert Delaunay, The Red TowerMay 31, 2020
When people speak of Paris, images of Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe, and Musée du Louvre flash into the imagination. And for good reason, as they are absolute must-see sites. Fresh croissants, fabulous chocolate, and fine perfume fill the...
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