Famous Lobsters in ArtApril 7, 2021
Lobsters, large marine crustaceans, have been eaten by humans since prehistoric times. They became a delicacy by the Roman period. They were also popular among the Moche people of Peru. Historically, lobsters weren’t a very common subject of...
A Hero and Mythical Creatures: Famous Spiders in ArtApril 6, 2021
Spiders disturb the majority of the people. Even though they are much smaller, and thus much less powerful than us, we cannot help but fear their presence. Perhaps it is the horrid looks that do not fit our...
Why Was Matisse Obsessed With Goldfish?April 6, 2021
Goldfish here, goldfish there, in a bowl, in a tank, on a table, by the window, goldfish everywhere. Having been looking at Henri Matisse’s work recently, I realized there was a period in which Matisse was obsessed with...
Attention, Dangerous Art! How Art Can Hurt YouFebruary 7, 2021
Every once in a while, an accident involving an artwork happens. Usually it is the artwork that ends up damaged, but sometimes it is the audience that comes to harm and gets injured. This happened in the case...
10 Most Scary PaintingsJanuary 30, 2021
Paintings can represent both real and unreal themes and scary paintings are a mixture of both. Among all the emotions that make up the human psyche, fear is the most genuine evidence of man’s nature. Love corresponds to...
The Top 10 Strange and Bizarre PaintingsJanuary 5, 2021
For every picturesque painting, there is at least one strange and bizarre counterpart. We usually gloss over the oddities, because, well, they’re just weird. It’s almost like being the weird kid in middle school; you get put in...
The Caganer: A Christmas TraditionDecember 22, 2020
As Christmas approaches, many of us are probably decorating our homes for the holidays. Even though this year we might not be able to gather with our loved ones, the decoration of our home will hopefully bring us...
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