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Tattoos – Ancient Ink to Modern Celebrity

Love them or loathe them, tattoos are a global phenomenon. Inserting pigment under the skin for decorative or ritualistic purposes has been around...

Candy Bedworth 13 September 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Henri Fantin-Latour, Still Life

The greatest happiness can be found in the simple pleasures of daily life. Such simplicities could include the taste of fresh fruit, the smell of...

James W Singer 13 September 2020

Erotica

Real Gray’s Anatomy. Medical Illustration from an Artistic Genre to a Profession

Since the beginning of human history, drawing and creating diagrams have been essential. They were the easiest and most useful form of...

Camilla de Laurentis 12 September 2020

WTF Art History

Greek Mythological Creatures that Combine Female Beauty and Beastly Ugliness

Gods, goddesses, demigods, horrible monsters, and beasts of hybrid forms roam the world of Ancient Greek mythology. Their heredity shaped many of the...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 12 September 2020

Love Story

The Serene Beauty of a Pastoral Love: Daphnis and Chloé Paintings

Well-known love stories are an essential part of our literary conscience. Within these stories, themes such as separation, sacrifice, and passion...

Erol Degirmenci 11 September 2020

Symbolism

The Erotic Potential of The Temptation of St. Anthony

Christianity has brought many popular topics to art over the centuries, yet the interpretation of a religious motif can drastically change depending...

Guest Profile 11 September 2020

Beirut’s Art Scene: Before the Blast and Now

It was only three years ago, after a long civil war, that Beirut's art scene began to find its feet. Despite ever-present political corruption, an...

Abreeza Thomas 10 September 2020

WTF Art History

Three Unique Portrayals of Europa’s Abduction Myth

The mesmerizing realm of Greek mythology is one of the greatest sources for artists to exhibit their technical brilliance and unique interpretations.

Erol Degirmenci 10 September 2020

Symbolism

Mythological Femmes Fatales in the Mysterious Symbolist Paintings

Symbolism developed in the 19th century, it began as a literary movement but quickly moved into other art forms. Symbolist painters rejected the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 9 September 2020

Sculpture

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

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

Ameera Patel 9 September 2020

Ancient Greece

The Parthenon Mythology and Architecture

Mythology is a pretty broad topic in Ancient Greek history. And even more so is the use of mythological figures in ancient Greek art. From pottery to...

Rachel Witte 8 September 2020

Medieval Art

In Search of the Round Table: Arthurian Wall Paintings

The Great Hall of Winchester Castle is all that remains of the Medieval castle constructed by William the Conqueror in the years following the Battle...

Guest Profile 8 September 2020