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Literature

Beautiful and Scary: Illustrations for Poe’s Horror Stories by Harry Clarke

Harry Clarke was an Irish stained glass artist and book illustrator. He made notable works in both fields but somehow his stained glass works are...

Marija Canjuga 21 August 2022

Literature

The Snow Queen – Book Illustrations

The Snow Queen is one of the most beautiful winter tales. It was originally published on December 21st, 1844. The fairytale has been continuously...

Errika Gerakiti 21 August 2022

Artist Stories

Aubrey Beardsley: Sharp Blacks and Whites of the Victorian Era

Aubrey Beardsley was an extremely talented draughtsman of the Victorian era. As a young boy, he suffered from tuberculosis, yet decided to live his...

Magda Michalska 21 August 2022

Ancient Rome

Born of Fire: Ancient Roman Glass

Ancient roman glass objects were functional and decorative beauties. Roman glass artisans experimented with glass-making techniques and applied...

Marga Patterson 20 August 2022

Ancient Rome

The Portrait of Rome’s Decline: Bust of Decius

The turmoil of Rome’s decline in the 3rd century enclosed the 21-month reign of Decius. His tenure as emperor was not exceptionally short for the...

Guest Profile 20 August 2022

Ancient Rome

Masterpiece Story: Mithras Slaying the Bull

Mithras Slaying the Bull is a compilation of the entire religious and symbolic images of Mithraism. It reflects promised immortality and personal...

James W Singer 20 August 2022

Ancient Rome

How to Identify a Roman Emperor by His Beard

How many times have you walked into a museum full of statues or busts and not been able to tell one ancient sculpture from another? It can be...

Lauren Dorsey 20 August 2022

Ancient Art

How to Show Up in a Gym – 3 Ancient Sculptures of Hercules

In Greek mythology, Herakles was a demigod and much admired heroic figure. The Romans called him Hercules (Herakles was his Greek name) and he was...

Ameera Patel 20 August 2022

Women Artists

Lee Miller – Photographer of the Extremes

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

Joanna Kaszubowska 19 August 2022

Photography

Best 15 Fashion Photographers of All Time

From the very first moment of the invention of photography in 1816 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, the newly discovered medium became used in various...

Caroline Galambosova 19 August 2022

Photography

Black Female Photographers Fighting for Social Inclusion of Marginalized People

This is a story of three Black female photographers who through their documentary photographs, handle and explore gender identity and related topics...

Petra Dragasevic 19 August 2022

Bizarre

Trompe L’oeil: How Artists Deceived Our Eyes Throughout the Ages

Without knowing, you have more than likely seen an example or two of trompe l’oeil art. It is a term that encompasses many art forms in its...

Rachel Witte 18 August 2022