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Escape to the Forest: The Birth of Barbizon School

During the 19th century, the most promising artists trained at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris. The academy taught its pupils...

Gokce Dyson 12 April 2021

WTF Art History

Secrets of Ghost Photography in the 19th Century

Spirit photography, photographs that allegedly show ghosts, have always captured the eye. They are peculiar, bizarre, but above all else horrifying.

Sofia Rodriguez Cuevas 11 April 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: A Ride for Liberty by Eastman Johnson

The cool morning dew blew against their warm sweaty skin as the horse led them towards the free North. Stories of another life, a free life,...

James W Singer 11 April 2021

Art State of Mind

Art Activist Barbie, When Playful Protests Indicate Gender Inequality in Art

Art Activist Barbie has been showing up in museums and galleries for over three years, criticizing the male-dominated art world. Holding a lollipop...

Errika Gerakiti 8 April 2021

Animals

Famous Lobsters in Art

Lobsters, large marine crustaceans, have been eaten by humans since prehistoric times. They became a delicacy by the Roman period. They were also...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 April 2021

Art Forms

Artistic Cartography 2: The Charming History of Ancient Globes

Cartography is the production of geographical maps and globes and it has existed, more or less, since the beginning of recorded history. It could be...

Camilla de Laurentis 7 April 2021

Bizarre

A Hero and Mythical Creatures: Famous Spiders in Art

Spiders disturb the majority of the people. Even though they are much smaller, and thus much less powerful than us, we cannot help but fear their...

Belkıs Pesen 6 April 2021

Literature

Exploring Extremes: Art and Industry by David Stacey. Book Review

Art and industry may sound like an unlikely combination, usually we see them almost at the extremes of the spectrum of life. That is to say, Art...

Joanna Kaszubowska 5 April 2021

Architecture

Colorful Temples in the World

Whether colors represent environmental phenomena, human history, or personal freedom, there are canvases that exist beyond an artist’s studio.

Anuradha Sroha 4 April 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Hans Holbein the Younger, The Ambassadors

The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger is one of those paintings that we know so well we tend to forget to look closer. It’s like the Mona...

Joanna Kaszubowska 4 April 2021

European Art

Victorian Feminists and Their Supernatural Powers

The Victorian feminists in 19th century England paved the way for the women’s movement across the world. The “New Woman,” as she was...

Anastasia Manioudaki 3 April 2021

European Art

Five More Things Everyone Should Know About the Victorians

The last time that we talked about the Victorian era, we looked at steam travel, Alice in Wonderland, Romanticism, the Pre-Raphaelites and Sherlock...

Sarah Mills 2 April 2021