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  • Three Unique Portrayals of Europa’s Abduction Myth

    By September 10, 2020

    The mesmerizing realm of Greek mythology is one of the greatest sources for artists to exhibit their technical brilliance and unique interpretations. Its influence and weight not only strongly felt in visual arts, but in every other artistic...

  • How to Show Up in a Gym – 3 Ancient Sculptures of Hercules

    By September 9, 2020

    In Greek mythology Hercules was a demigod and much admired heroic figure. The Romans called him Hercules (Herakles was his Greek name) and he was imported into their mythological story of the founding of Rome. In mythology, Hercules,...

  • Damien Hirst, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable Damien Hirst, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable

    Artists and Their Myths

    By September 7, 2020

    Sometimes, the story that is attached to an artist is as important as their craft. Let’s take a look at artists and the myths that are related to them. Though many think of myth as a fictional story,...

  • Alexander the Great and His Mermaid Sister in Greek Folklore

    By September 7, 2020

    There is no need for a long introduction to Alexander the Great’s place in history; he is one of the most famous military leaders and he has been depicted many times in both ancient and modern art. However,...

  • A couple sketching a view of nature, by John Singer Sargent A couple sketching a view of nature, by John Singer Sargent

    Back to School: The Great Art History 101

    By September 5, 2020

    Welcome to Art History 101! Here we’ll get to “oh“ and “ah” over iconic art that has shaped human ideas and thinking for centuries as we travel through artistic periods and wonderful works of art. But, wait! What...

  • Contrapposto 101 – It’s All in the Pose

    By August 31, 2020

    If you are taking an introductory art history course in school this semester, you’ll soon be talking a lot about contrapposto. I remember hearing this term constantly when I was a freshman art history student. (Good times!) So,...

  • Get Inspired: Famous Painters’ Bedrooms

    By August 30, 2020

    Moving houses is an enterprise, isn’t it? Packing, getting rid of useless but loved items, sending boxes with winter clothes… Then, there is always the excitement for the new mixed with nostalgia for the piece of the world...

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