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The Scandalous Nudes of Gustave CourbetMay 1, 2020
In the 19th century, French painter and rebel Gustave Courbet generated outrage with his scandalous nudes. What exactly was so scandalous about his paintings? Courbet had the audacity to paint (gasp) real women in the nude. Courbet and Realism Born in 1819 in a...
Portrait of Sofonisba Anguissola by Anthony Van DyckApril 26, 2020
Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish painter who was born in Antwerp (Spanish Netherlands, now Belgium) in 1599 and passed away in London in 1641. From 1621 to 1627, he stayed in Italy, where he was employed with commissions and studied the...
Art State of Mind
Quarantine Times: These Artists Performed at Their Best AloneApril 25, 2020
Most of us don’t escape the obligation of some kind of quarantine in these corona-driven times. Social distancing and isolation are keywords in press. It gives us an unexpected time for reflection. But what about artists? Aren’t they alone most of the...
Museums And Exhibitions
Best Moments of Apple’s Hermitage Museum JourneyApril 21, 2020
The Apple company recently presented a film that was shot within the State Hermitage Museum in Saint-Petersburg. It shows 45 halls and 600 works of art. And you can see the best moments of Apple’s Hermitage museum Journey here! Aksinya Gog, director...
Earthquakes and Art. The Story of the Zagreb Art PavilionApril 2, 2020
On Sunday, March 22nd, early in the morning a 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Croatian capital. People lost their homes and their workplaces. Furthermore, many museums and art galleries suffered great damage. To depict the cultural damage I am going to tell...
Plague in Art: 10 Paintings You Should Know in the Times of CoronavirusMarch 9, 2020
As the coronavirus is spreading around the globe we want to show you how artists depicted plague in art in times when plagues were really deadly. I know it’s not comforting under current circumstances but actually, when you think about it, untreatable...
Art History 101
10 Things You Should Know About Peter Paul RubensMarch 7, 2020
Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist. Considered one of the greatest exponents of the Baroque, he is best known for his mythological, allegorical and religious paintings. He was born in Siegen (Holy Roman Empire, now Germany) in 1577 and died in...
Special Occasion And News
Five Great Female Art Patrons in HistoryMarch 1, 2020
Women’s History Month begins today. So it’s time to celebrate the many women who have made their mark on art history. Here, we’ll meet five female art patrons with impeccable taste and amazing collections. Female art patrons don’t always get the recognition...
Art State of Mind
Book Review: Sofonisba, Portraits of the SoulJanuary 15, 2020
Sofonisba, Portraits of the soul is a book by Chiara Montani about the life and work of the Italian artist Sofonisba Anguissola. Sofonisba was an artist during the Renaissance in Italy and Spain. She was the first woman of her time to...
An Art Advent Calendar of NativitiesNovember 30, 2019
Tomorrow is December and that means it is the countdown until Christmas Day. To celebrate, here is an art advent calendar of Nativity scenes; arranged in chronological order. 1. Domenico di Ghirlandaio Domenico Ghirlandaio was an Italian Renaissance painter from Florence, who...
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