Pretty Women: Female Beauty and the Three Graces in PaintingsMarch 5, 2021
The paintings depicting three Graces are present throughout all art history. Although the characters are the same, the representations change a lot over time. Our story begins with Greek mythology and travels through time with the three women who...
Is Kylie Jenner the New Venus? Interview with the Artist Marco BattagliniJanuary 20, 2021
Marco Battaglini is a contemporary Italian artist working in Costa Rica. In his work he mixes sacred with profane, trying to mediate between the ideals of classical beauty and the ‘anti-aesthetic’ of street art. His latest project entitled...
One with Nature: Nude Paintings in Natural SettingsJanuary 4, 2021
Depictions of the nude figurative form is a time-honored artistic tradition dating back to antiquity. Depending on the period in question, the symbolism of nudity in artwork varies in associations ranging from fertility or athleticism and of course,...
Andrés Marti: Every Experience Generates RootsNovember 23, 2020
According to Goethe, melancholy is a sense of sadness whose causes are unknown. Its symptoms are the only thing you are aware of, that’s why you end up intensely feeling the loss of something, but you don’t know...
Painting of the Week: François Boucher, La ToiletteNovember 22, 2020
The soft rustle of silky cloth and the hard crackling of burning wood echo against the yellow papered walls of the boudoir. The small room is overflowing with sensual delights as two women perform a daily routine of...
Top 10 Weird Christian RelicsOctober 30, 2020
Heads, shoulders, knees, and toes… Saintly toes? The variety of saintly relics really offers it all. I hope all of this is not too morbid for you. We do have a lot of articles about nice things, like...
Painting of the Week: Cavaliere d’Arpino, Perseus Rescuing AndromedaOctober 25, 2020
The roar of the sea monster blends with the screams of the scared princess! The chained beauty awaits her bloody death as the ugly beast lurches forward. Suddenly there is a flash of metal, the sound of wings,...
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