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The Hidden Meanings of Nature in Čiurlionis’ Paintings

What’s nature like outside your window today? Is it calm and relaxing, or maybe there’s a frightening storm swaying the trees? Perhaps you are...

Guest Profile 22 September 2021

The Tiny Big World of Kamal al-din Bihzad – A Persian Miniature Painter

In today’s article, we want to present you with a story of Kamal al-din Bihzad, a renowned Persian miniature painter and head of the royal...

Magda Michalska 2 September 2021

How Japanese Woodcuts Are Made

Hokusai’s Great Wave from the series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji and Hiroshige’s The Plum Garden in Kameido from One Hundred Famous Views of...

Irina Diana Calu 28 August 2021

Japan’s Greatest Masterpiece: (Thirty) Six Views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai

Everyone knows The Great Wave off Kanagawa, the print created by the Japanese Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai. But not everyone knows that The...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 August 2021

The Beauty of Folding Screens: Namban Byōbu of Japan

Masterfully crafted into hinged leaves and enclosed within a lacquer frame, the Japanese Namban folding screens or the Namban byōbu contain a...

Maya Tola 23 August 2021

Alexander Iolas, The Greek Patron of the Arts

Alexander Iolas was a very important gallerist and art collector of the second half of the 20th century. He was born in 1907 in Alexandria of Egypt...

Errika Gerakiti 14 July 2021

Scrimshaw: True American Art

Despite the enormity of whales, those pursuing them could go weeks, even months at a time without seeing a single one. With all that time between...

Anthony de Feo 4 June 2021

The Most Beautiful Anatomical Theaters in Italy

Anatomical Theaters were one of the most important institutions in the history of medicine. They were used in teaching anatomy at early modern...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 March 2021

Birdies, Flowers and Virgins: the Real Meanings of Spring in Art

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,...

Magda Michalska 19 March 2021

Around the World in Spring Through Paintings

Spring has inspired artists from all over the world for generations. The melting away of the cold winter and burgeoning of new life in every corner...

Maya Tola 15 March 2021

Robert S. Duncanson: African-American Painter in the Spotlight

Nearly 150 years after his death, African-American landscape painter Robert S. Duncanson made headlines last month. This happened when his Landscape...

Alexandra Kiely 27 February 2021

Language of Flowers: Hidden Messages in Flora

In 2021, we have texting and email. Social media and telephone calls. But a century ago, it was not quite as easy to get a message or love note...

Rachel Witte 16 February 2021