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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...

  • Museums And Exhibitions

    Beyond the Stars – A Spiritual Journey of Artists

    By May 13, 2017

    Mysticism was a popular subject for the late 19th century artists. Now in Musée d’Orsay in Paris the masterpieces created by the classics like van Gogh, and less known artists are gathered on the exhibition “Beyond the Stars. The...

  • History

    Queen Marie Antoinette in Portraits

    By May 12, 2017

    Marie Antoinette was the last Queen of France and Navarre before the French Revolution. During the Revolution, she became known as Madame Déficit because the country’s financial crisis was blamed on her lavish spending and her opposition to...

  • 20th century

    10 Weird Things About Salvador Dali You Should Know

    By May 11, 2017

    On this day in 1904 in Figueres, Spain, the master of Surrealism Salvador Dali was born. It was very difficult to choose only 10 weird things about Salvador Dali. He is widely known as one of the most (the...

  • 20th century

    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner – Tension Of The Modern Times

    By May 10, 2017

    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was a German expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or “The Bridge”. It was a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in 20th-century art....

  • Ancient Rome

    Erotic Art in Pompeii and Herculaneum (NSFW!)

    By May 9, 2017

    Erotic art in Pompeii and Herculaneum is a phenomenon often omitted by textbooks about ancient history. Those famous Roman cities destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, were discovered with preserved buildings and artifacts in the 18th century....

  • 21st century

    Cindy Sherman vs Old Masters

    By May 8, 2017

    Time for a little quiz for all those who consider themselves the experts in Old Masters! We will show you photographs made by Cindy Sherman, a contemporary American photographer, which reference famous portraits from art history. Ready? Untitled #224,...

  • Painting of the Week

    Vittore Carpaccio, Young Knight in a Landscape

    By May 7, 2017

    Young Knight in a Landscape by Vittore Carpaccio from the collection of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid is one of the earliest examples of a full-length portrait in European painting. What’s interesting, although the canvas is signed and dated...

  • 20th century

    Watch Kandinsky Drawing On A Rare Footage From 1926

    By May 6, 2017

    In 1926, filmmaker Hans Cürlis, a pioneer in making of art documentaries. took the rare footage above of the Russian abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky drawing at the Galerie Neumann-Nierendorf in Berlin. Kandinsky was about 49 years old at the...

  • Architecture

    The Most Beautiful Anatomical Theaters in Italy

    By May 5, 2017

    Anatomical Theaters where one of the most important institutions in the history of medicine. They were used in teaching anatomy at early modern universities. In most of the cases – illegally, as they were forbidden by the Catholic...

  • Museums And Exhibitions

    5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Sforza Castle Pinacoteca

    By May 4, 2017

    If you ever come to Milan, you have to see this place. Sforza Castle was built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, on the remains of a 14th-century fortification. Later renovated and enlarged, in...

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