Fifty Shades of Dr. PozziSeptember 25, 2020
There he is, in a portrait painted by John Singer Sargent – Dr. Pozzi, a dandy, a gynecologist, and a notorious womanizer. An extremely handsome man, who, if he had lived during the twentieth century, would surely have...
Tattoos – Ancient Ink to Modern CelebritySeptember 13, 2020
Love them or loathe them, tattoos are a global phenomenon. Inserting pigment under the skin for decorative or ritualistic purposes has been around since prehistoric times. Tattooing is a close relative of scarification and piercing, and examples exist...
Real Gray’s Anatomy. Medical Illustration from an Artistic Genre to a ProfessionSeptember 12, 2020
Since the beginning of human history, drawing and creating diagrams have been essential. They were the easiest and most useful form of communication and recording. The main subject matter was, of course, everyday life – animals and the...
Greek Mythological Creatures that Combine Female Beauty and Beastly UglinessSeptember 12, 2020
Gods, goddesses, demigods, horrible monsters, and beasts of hybrid forms roam the world of Ancient Greek mythology. Their heredity shaped many of the fictional and fantastical creatures of our time. From Sirens that lure sailors to their deaths...
Three Unique Portrayals of Europa’s Abduction MythSeptember 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 HerculesSeptember 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,...
Gerda Wegener: Art Deco FeministAugust 28, 2020
Today Gerda Wegener is best known for her lesbian and feminist art. She was also married to a trans woman, the landscape artist Lili Elbe. Their marriage was later dramatized in David Habershoff’s 2000 book The Danish Girl...
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