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Dachshunds in Art

By July 5, 2020

Dachshunds were first bred around the 15th century in Germany. Their primary...

Painting of the Week

Painting of the Week: Thomas Lawrence, Julia, Lady Peel

By July 5, 2020

When I saw the portrait of Julia, Lady Peel by Sir Thomas Lawrence in...

  • History

    Murder on the Canvas: How artists portray the ultimate taboo

    By December 18, 2017

    To quote the novelist, Aldous Huxley, “It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats are born to be hanged” and if we look at the way...

  • Painting of the Week

    Robert Rauschenberg, Automobile Tire Print

    By December 17, 2017

    Automobile Tire Print is one of Robert Rauschenberg’s most intriguing collaborative efforts. In 1953, the artist directed composer John Cage to drive his Model A Ford in a straight line over twenty sheets of paper that Rauschenberg had...

  • 20th century

    Alex Katz and His New York

    By December 16, 2017

    Alex Katz (born 1927) is an American figurative artist known for his paintings, sculptures, and prints. His paintings are divided almost equally into the genres of portraiture and landscape. Since the 1960s he has painted views of New...

  • Video

    Watch Kids Explaining Art To Experts On Name That Art

    By December 15, 2017

    I remember when I was studying Art History, I was playing art history charades with my friends. But the truth is that children, not students are the best when it comes to explaining art masterpieces. Watch here, how...

  • Conceptual art

    Niki de Saint Phalle and the Nana Statues

    By December 14, 2017

    1966, Stockholm, Sweden and an incredible art event occurred about which not even the press who were invited to the launch knew what to say. A gigantic version of a strange form of sculpture known as Nana Statues...

  • Rococo

    Watteau and the Mysteries of Rococo

    By December 13, 2017

    Who was Watteau, one of the most well-known Rococo painters? There are very few documented facts about his life, which make his life and thus his art all the more mysterious. Are you ready for Watteau and the mysteries...

  • Ancient Greece

    Story of Pygmalion and Galatea by Sir Edward Burne-Jones

    By December 12, 2017

    The story of Pygmalion and Galatea is an enchanting myth about a Cypriot sculptor who fell in love with his own sculpture. He prays to goddess Aphrodite (aka Venus) to bring the sculpture to life for it to...

  • Architecture

    Have A Look At Louvre Abu Dhabi

    By December 11, 2017

    Louvre Abu Dhabi just opened on November 11th, 10 years after the project was announced in 2007. The art museum, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, cost over £1 billion to make. Abu Dhabi is renting the name...

  • Painting of the Week

    Titian, Sacred and Profane Love

    By December 10, 2017

    Sacred and Profane Love is mysterious an oil painting by Titian, probably painted in 1514, early in his career. The painting is presumed to have been commissioned by Niccolò Aurelio, a secretary to the Venetian Council of Ten...

  • Just Weird

    Why Babies in Medieval Paintings Look Like Ugly Old Men

    By December 9, 2017

    The reason is: at the time, philosophers thought that Christ was born like a “perfectly formed and unchanged” man, aka he came out looking like a fully grown-up. Luckily everything stopped thanks to Renaissance.    

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