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Elephant, The Valois Tapestries Renaissance

Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries

While today, tapestries are seemingly minor works of art, during the Renaissance, nothing was declared more spectacular than a set of tapestries...

Anna Ingram 14 June 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Portrait of Gabrielle d’Estrées and One of Her Sisters

To a 21st century viewer, the portrait of Gabrielle d’Estrées might seem homo-erotic. However, pictured with her sister, the Duchess of Villars,...

Anna Ingram 14 June 2022

Photo by the author featuring three woodcuts by Salvador Dalí, Art Safari 2022, Bucharest, Romania. Review

Le Tricorne: Picasso, Dalí and Falla at Art Safari 2022

Are you a fan of ballet? If so, this year Art Safari in Bucharest, Romania is hosting the long-awaited show Le Tricorne: Picasso, Dalí & Falla...

Ruxi Rusu 13 June 2022

Contemporary Art

Delaine Le Bas and Her Romani Embassy

Romani Embassy is a passionate performance piece by Delaine Le Bas, a British mixed media artist of Romani descent.

Candy Bedworth 13 June 2022

Literature

Literature in the Pre-Raphaelite Paintings

From its very inception, subjects taken from literature were a staple for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Shakespeare, Keates, and Tennyson were...

Anastasia Manioudaki 13 June 2022

Artist Stories

10 Things You Must Know About Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka was many things: a successful artist, a society darling, and an expat. She knew how to create interest in herself and capitalize...

Joanna Kaszubowska 13 June 2022

Art State of Mind

You’ve Got Mail! Read the Personal Letters of Great Artists

Do you ever look at a work of art and wonder, how did the person behind it think? We always want to feel closer to the artists we admire. That is why...

Elizaveta Ermakova 13 June 2022

Erotica

Lesbian Love and Sex in Art History

Lesbian love and sex is rarely seen in classical art history. But if you dig deep enough you will see many examples of artworks from the earliest...

Marija Canjuga 13 June 2022

Artist Stories

The Dreamlike, Queer Femme Paintings of Marie Laurencin

Most art fans know the names of the male avant-garde artists in the early 1900s, but fewer people know of the women who mastered the craft. Marie...

Guest Profile 13 June 2022

Erotica

The Pornographic World of Egon Schiele’s Nudes (18+)

Egon Schiele’s nudes can challenge us and our preconceptions of the artistic tradition of the “nude”. He didn’t paint or draw...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 June 2022

WTF Art History

10 Times When Egon Schiele Mastered Hip Hop Hand Gestures

Art is a serious thing. But sometimes some associations once they pop up in your head just can’t disappear. I didn’t find any scientific...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 June 2022

Expressionism

You Give Me Fever: Egon Schiele’s Orange Obsession

Recently I found myself asking: why have I never realized Egon Schiele’s orange obsession? Clearly, there are many of his paintings that...

Magda Michalska 12 June 2022