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meme-making WTF Art History

Meme-Making: Dutch Medieval Illustrations Breathe a Memetic Life!

Do you think a meme is the millennial method of transmission of knowledge? You scroll no more than a few inches on any digital social media platform,...

Urvi Chheda 4 April 2022

Animals

The Medieval Bestiary – Cute, Quirky, and Weird Animals

Of all the medieval manuscripts, bestiaries are definitely the most fun. A medieval bestiary is a book about animals. It’s full of unusual...

Alexandra Kiely 4 April 2022

Diego Rivera, Doctora Mexicana (Retrato de Irma Mendoza), 1950. Blaisten Museum. Interview

Beyond Frida – Amazing Modern Mexican Art Collection You Didn’t Know About: Andrés Blaisten Museum

With over 12,000 works of art—including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints—the Andrés Blaisten collection is considered the...

Kate Wojtczak 4 April 2022

Art History 101

An Artistic Look at Woman Through the Ages

“Woman” is more than just the female of the human species. The word conjures deep emotions and feelings that are as varied as there are...

Ledys Chemin 4 April 2022

Video

Watch the Hedgehogs from Medieval Bestiaries Come to Life!

I love animals from Medieval bestiaries. They are truly beautiful. So when I came across this video animating the hedgehog described in Latin...

Zuzanna Stańska, Nicole Ganbold 4 April 2022

Theater & Cinema

H. R. Giger: Father of the Alien, Nightmares, and All Things Obscure

H.R. Giger is the pioneer of Fantastic Realism. His artworks are iconic and define the very notion of sci-fi horror. His biomechanical dreamscapes...

Errika Gerakiti 4 April 2022

A city street on a rainy day. Art State of Mind

Rain in Art – Paintings for Pluviophiles

The causal relationship between weather and human emotion is evident on those unbearably hot summer days that result in feelings of despair and...

Maya M. Tola 4 April 2022

WTF Art History

The Unbelievable Story of Killer Rabbits in Medieval Manuscripts

If you ever watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you probably remember the scene when the vicious killer bunny (which, as we remember, is a...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 April 2022

Medieval Art

Medieval Take on Comic Books – Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

The Middle Ages have a very sketchy reputation. On one hand, we know that a lot of amazing art was created during that time. On the other hand,...

Joanna Kaszubowska 4 April 2022

Women Artists

Four Female Court Painters You Did Not Know

Throughout history, art has always played an important role in royal propaganda across Europe. Royal families were in a race to employ the best...

Gokce Dyson 4 April 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Rainy Season in the Tropics by Frederic Edwin Church

Today in our Masterpiece Stories series we have something truly beautiful for you. I want to discuss Rainy Season in the Tropics by Frederic Edwin...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 April 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Rainbow at Pontoise by Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro has an interesting portfolio of paintings. His works are divided between cosmopolitan views of Paris and countryside views of...

James W Singer 3 April 2022