The Story of Damien Hirst’s Famous SharkApril 10, 2021
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 Saatchi who in 1991 offered to pay for whatever artwork the artist wanted to...
7 Images of Dürer’s Animals that Are Better than Trip to a ZooApril 10, 2021
Albrecht Dürer‘s keen interest in nature was a typical manifestation of the Renaissance. Animals were not generally considered to be appropriate subjects for serious art until the 18th century. Paintings of animals were considered to be simply a...
Hieronymus Bosch’s Creepy OwlsApril 9, 2021
Hieronymus Bosch was an Early Netherlandish painter. He must have lived in two worlds simultaneously – the real one and a world of his imagination. His work is known for macabre and nightmarish depictions of hell, fantastic imagery, detailed landscapes, and...
Famous Lobsters in ArtApril 7, 2021
Lobsters, large marine crustaceans, have been eaten by humans since prehistoric times. They became a delicacy by the Roman period. They were also popular among the Moche people of Peru. Historically, lobsters weren’t a very common subject of...
A Hero and Mythical Creatures: Famous Spiders in ArtApril 6, 2021
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 presence. Perhaps it is the horrid looks that do not fit our...
Why Was Matisse Obsessed With Goldfish?April 6, 2021
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 work recently, I realized there was a period in which Matisse was obsessed with...
Franz Marc: The Painter Who Loved HorsesApril 5, 2021
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 world as an antidote to modern life, from which he felt increasingly alienated....
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