On the Road: Best Traveling PaintingsJuly 5, 2021
“As you set out for Ithaka, hope your road is a long one,” thus begins Ithaka, the famous poem by C.P. Cavafy. When we travel, we always think about the destination – thinking of the time we spend...
Need Some Chilling? The Art of Ukiyo-e – Japanese Winter PrintsJuly 3, 2021
The Ukiyo-e genre of art flourished in Japan between the 17th and 19th century. The term translates as “picture[s] of the floating world.” Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as female beauties; kabuki actors...
We Are All Summertime Venuses: Beach Bodies in ArtJune 25, 2021
Venus, who wouldn’t envy her? She is the embodiment of beauty, sexuality, and love. She is perhaps the most often depicted woman in art history. And she was born out of seafoam, what could be more romantic than that?...
Top 7 Summer Destinations Inspired by ArtJune 22, 2021
Are you still undecided of where to go on vacation this summer? Check out the top seven favourite summer destinations inspired by art and find a place for yourself! 1. Do You Like to Casually Stroll in Parks and...
Painting of the Week: Hasegawa Tōhaku, Pine TreesMay 23, 2021
Japan is a country of distinctive traditional arts such as tea ceremonies, calligraphy, and bonsai. A rich history of artists fills their museums with breathless wonders. Pine Trees by Hasegawa Tōhaku is one such national treasure. It is...
Picnic Time! Best Picnic Inspirations From ArtMarch 20, 2021
The days are getting warmer and longer and all I can think about are picnics and barbecues; when the sun is shining, the grass is green and birds are singing; when the basket is full of yummy sandwiches...
Birdies, Flowers and Virgins: the Real Meanings of Spring in ArtMarch 19, 2021
Spring is my favorite season and it seems to have been a favorite season of many artists throughout art history. Is it for its blossoming flowers, singing birds, and longer days? Or is it rather for its many...
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