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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...

  • Ancient Greece

    Greek Mythological Creatures That Combine Female Beauty And Beastly Ugliness

    By December 8, 2017

    Gods, goddesses, demigods, horrible monsters and beasts of hybrid forms roam the world of Ancient Greek mythology. Their heredity shaped many of the fictional and fantastical creatures of our time. From Sirens that lure sailors to their death...

  • Artist

    Power, Victory, Glory and Death: Titian’s Art in Venice

    By December 7, 2017

    Titian Vecellio was the most famous painter of the Venetian Renaissance. Even during his lifetime the artist has been acclaimed as the greatest painter of his age and achieved great financial success, so that his paintings could be...

  • Nature

    Art, Hygge, And a Fireplace

    By December 6, 2017

    You guys ever heard of Hygge? It’s a Danish and Norwegian word used to describe a feeling of coziness. Whether you’re home alone or out with friends, you can feel hygge: you just need to recognize and enjoy being...

  • Just Weird

    The True Story Of American Gothic According to SNL

    By December 5, 2017

    If you ever wondered how famous paintings were created, how exactly looked the process of creation, setting up the sitters, choosing their poses… Here is the hilarious story behind the creation of the American Gothic which shows it wasn’t...

  • Animals

    Holy Cow! Why Did The Dutch Painters Love Cows?

    By December 4, 2017

    Every time I look at 17th-century Dutch landscape paintings, I ask myself the same question: WHY DO THEY ALWAYS SHOW COWS? You think it’s a shallow and useless question…? Let me show you there is more substance to it…....

  • 20th century

    Edward Hopper, Tables for Ladies

    By December 3, 2017

    Edward Hopper painted “Tables for Ladies” in 1930 and it showed a sad little restaurant with a sad cashier and a sadder looking waitress. Actually, like in many other Hopper’s painting, everything is sad there. The waitress leans...

  • Artists' Stories

    Brief Story of Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny

    By December 2, 2017

    Famous Impressionist artist Claude Monet‘s garden in Giverny has been one of the must-see sights for every art lover visiting France. It is a flowering domain where the artist had spent last forty-or-so years of his life, digging,...

  • Academism

    Visit Parisian Landmarks In These Ten Gorgeous Paintings

    By December 1, 2017

    If you’ve ever been to Paris, you know that there’s nothing like seeing the city in person. However, that’s no reason not to get a taste of it with some help from great artists. So, let’s look at ten...

  • 20th century

    Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War

    By November 30, 2017

    “Vorticism, in fact, was what I, personally, did and said at a certain period” Here speaketh the 20th century’s most spoiled, narcissist visionary, Percy Wyndham Lewis.  The self-described “novelist, painter, sculptor, philosopher, draughtsman, critic, politician, journalist, essayist, pamphleteer”...

  • Art History 101

    A Painterly Look Into Sculptors’ Studios

    By November 29, 2017

    Painting and sculpture have always had a rather complicated relationship, with artists arguing for the superiority of one or the other. Yet, in the 19th century, it appears that many painters were fascinated by sculptors, their studios and the...

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