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Art History 101

The Pantocrator Christ Depictions

When the Hebrew Bible was translated into Greek, the word Almighty was rendered as Pantocrator, from the Greek words pas (all) and kratos (might,...

Ledys Chemin 2 June 2020

Painting

Famous Painters and Their Children

On June 1st, 1925, the World Conference for the well-being of Children held in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International...

Magda Michalska 1 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Red Tower by Robert Delaunay

When people speak of Paris, images of Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe, and Musée du Louvre flash into the imagination. And for good reason, as they are...

James W Singer 31 May 2020

Music

Fine Art in Rap Music: Eight Painters that Rappers Like To Be Compared To

Full of metaphors, double meanings, and references to popular culture – from cinema to literature, and through fine art – rap is a musical genre...

Amélie Pascutto 30 May 2020

Art History 101

What Is a Tronie? Famous Examples of Tronies in Dutch and Flemish Baroque

The Dutch and Flemish Baroque of the 17th century is mostly known through the works of Rembrandt in the Dutch Republic and Rubens in Flanders.

Anastasia Manioudaki 30 May 2020

Bizarre

The Intriguing Tale of Shocking Sheela Na Gig and Its Art References

Everyone remembers their first sighting of a Sheela Na Gig. Wandering around an old church, breathing in the architecture, the history, the silence.

Candy Bedworth 29 May 2020

Art Nouveau

Viktor Zaretsky: The Oeuvre of the Ukrainian Gustav Klimt

Viktor Zaretsky is often called the Ukrainian Gustav Klimt. In fact, the influence of Klimt in the artworks of this Ukrainian artist is quite...

Nataliia Pecherska 28 May 2020

Vincent van Gogh Copying Other Artists

Vincent van Gogh is famous nowadays for two things. Firstly, his unstoppable creativity - he produced 2,100 artworks in just over a decade. And,...

Anastasia Manioudaki 27 May 2020

WTF Art History

The Art of Adolf Hitler: Idyllic Paintings of a Monster

Adolf Hitler is one of history’s most infamous dictators. After coming to power as Führer of Nazi Germany, he and his followers were...

Abreeza Thomas 27 May 2020

Avatars of Vishnu. Ten Incarnations of the Eastern God

Vishnu has been worshipped for over 2000 years as the supreme protector of the Hindu triumvirate, along with Shiva and Brahmin. His role in the...

Maya M. Tola 26 May 2020

Art State of Mind

Family in Art: Missing Our Loved Ones

Today, we have photographs and video cameras to help us capture special moments or gatherings with family and friends. We are able to capture the...

Rachel Witte 25 May 2020

Women Artists

An Interview with Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas is a 24 year old, British, emerging artist. At first glance, her bright and vibrant sculptural work is distinctive and abstract. In a...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 25 May 2020