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Antonello da Messina at Palazzo Reale

An Italian who became the absolute genius of universal painting through a technique of rare precision, a minute realism, the best of Flemish...

Maria Frazzoni 20 March 2019

Renaissance

The Medici. Rich Sinners or Saintly Rulers?

The Medici were one of the richest family dynasties that ever lived and perhaps the most influential patrons of the arts in history. For it was their...

James Wray 19 March 2019

Gustave Moreau Museum

We all know that feeling of travelling back in time when we encounter a trace of our past, whether by finding an object from our childhood, a book...

Christopher Michaut 18 March 2019

Women Artists

Thérèse Schwartze. The Painter of the Amsterdam’s Elite

Thérèse Schwartze (1851 – 1918) grew up in an artistic family. Her father Johann Georg Schwartze was a painter and he introduced his daughter to...

Europeana 16 March 2019

Artist Stories

Kyffin’s Women

Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) is widely regarded as the defining artist of Wales during the 20th century. His paintings have become part of the...

Candy Bedworth 15 March 2019

Women Artists

More than a Stone. Representation of the Kaaba by Hamra Abbas

The 17th century world map from an Ottoman book on the discovery of the Americas “Tarih-i Hind-i Garbi” (“History of the West Indies”) points...

Magda Michalska 14 March 2019

Medieval Art

Byzantine Icons. The Who, What, When, and Where

Byzantine icons are more of a prayer object than anything else. Though likened to idolatry, the icons mean more than what can be confined by that...

Rachel Witte 13 March 2019

Women Artists

Lee Miller – Photographing the Extremes

Lee Miller (1907-1977) was a model, a fashion photographer, a war photographer, a muse and a gourmet cook. She lived the life to the fullest with all...

Joanna Kaszubowska 12 March 2019

International Women’s Day 2019: Three Unknown Women Artists

Happy Women's Day to all women and men (in the end men should celebrate with us!)!!! I hope that with every passing year the world will be a more...

Magda Michalska 8 March 2019

Women Artists

AWA Around the World for Women’s Day

Do you remember my post about an unknown Last Supper painted by a woman artist? If you do, the name Advancing Women Artists Foundation will ring a...

Magda Michalska 7 March 2019

Sculpture

The Eyes Have It: The Moai of Easter Island

The monolithic moai statues on Easter Island have long been shrouded in mystery. Almost a thousand years since their creation, they still fascinate...

Nadine Waldmann 5 March 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Théodore Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa

Théodore Géricault completed The Raft of the Medusa when he was 27, and the work has become an icon of French Romanticism. It is a direct precursor...

Clinton Pittman 3 March 2019