10 Facts about The Last Supper by Leonardo You Should KnowJune 28, 2019
The legendary 15th century painter Leonardo da Vinci has an impressive legacy of artwork that leaves people astonished and awestruck even today. The maestro has left behind a huge number of artworks and sculptures that played a pivotal role...
Gentle Giant in the River. Medieval Representations of Saint ChristopherMay 21, 2019
In 1904, an extensive report made for the British Archaeological Association revealed that in England there were more wall paintings of Saint Christopher than of any other saint. However, this gentle giant of a man was equally popular...
Ten Gorgeous French Churches (That Aren’t Notre-Dame de Paris)May 15, 2019
For the past month, everybody has been talking about Notre-Dame de Paris, which suffered a horrible fire in April. Notre-Dame is by far France’s most famous church, but it isn’t the country’s only noteworthy one. France is a...
Mormon Art: Painting the GospelMay 2, 2019
The Church of the Latter Day Saints (also known as the LDS or Mormon Church) was founded by Joseph Smith in the 19th Century and currently has over 12 million members across the world. It has its headquarters...
Treasures of Medieval Irish Art to Celebrate St. Patrick’s DayMarch 17, 2019
Today is St. Patrick’s Day, so that means it’s a day to celebrate all things Irish. What better way to do that than by looking at some masterpieces of Irish art? Although there have been spectacular Irish artists...
More than a Stone. Representation of the Kaaba by Hamra AbbasMarch 14, 2019
The 17th century world map from an Ottoman book on the discovery of the Americas “Tarih-i Hind-i Garbi” (“History of the West Indies”) points Mecca and the Kaaba as the centre of the world. Indeed, the centrality of...
A Complex Polyptych About Pain and PassionJanuary 22, 2019
Today’s work by Matthias Grünewald is a polyptych about pain and passion put on view. It’s a complex painting consisting of several parts and sections, depending on which wing is currently opened, it narrates a totally different story....
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