Symbolism Special: Jacek Malczewski’s Dates with DeathJuly 15, 2021
Jacek Malczewski is one of the most important Polish symbolist painters. Malczewski is associated with the Young Poland movement (Młoda Polska), a modernist period in Polish culture following more than a century of Partitions of Poland. Therefore Polish...
All You Should Know About the Albrecht Dürer’s Melencolia IJuly 2, 2021
A famous print, known as Melencolia I created by Albrecht Dürer is one of the most intriguing works in art history. In this modest monochromatic masterpiece, a lot of symbols and meanings are coded. Ready to discover all...
The Most Beautiful Rainbows in Paintings for the Pride MonthJune 26, 2021
June was chosen as the Month of Pride to commemorate riots in the neighborhood of Greenwich Village, Manhattan, NYC, which were a response to a police raid that took place on June 28, 1969. This upheaval is considered...
Why is St Sebastian a Gay Icon?June 6, 2021
One may think that Christian saints have little in common with gay culture, but there is an exception to every rule. If you see a handsome guy in his early twenties perforated by arrows, you know it’s St...
Take Me Down to My Boat on the River: Rivers in Famous PaintingsMay 31, 2021
From the dawn of civilization, rivers have been the crux of human life. Most great cities are built around rivers. We use them for sustenance, transportation or simply to have a nice stroll and a good time. Throughout...
The Mystery Of Dürer’s Magic SquareMay 21, 2021
Many weird things appear in Albrecht Dürer’s famous engraving Melencolia. Among them is a magic constant 34 square, a well-known and enigmatic example. The engraving shows a disorganized jumble of scientific equipment lying unused while an intellectual sits...
Commedia dell’Arte Characters in ArtMarch 22, 2021
Commedia dell’arte is a form of theater popular from the 16th to the 18th century. The name means comedy of art indicating that the performers were artisans, that is professional actors. Commedia dell’arte originated in northern Italy and...
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