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Sixth Sense? Allegories of Senses in Painting
How to show our sensual experiences visually? The human senses made out one of the most appealing subjects for European painters, especially that since the Middle Ages they had rather negative connotations, being considered as lustful and hence leading to sin. And as we all know,...
The Art of Latin American Lettering
Latin American lettering is a legacy of craft-based traditions with a strong design and vibrant colors enhanced by an aesthetic with a rich indigenous identity and history. Cartelismo Popular Craft in the USA and Europe are different than in Latin America. In northern countries, usually, craft techniques...
Sacred Signs – Prehistoric Sculpture
It seems that forming figurative shapes out of natural materials has always been with us. As humans developed, a bigger, more sophisticated brain allowed for more processing power and higher functions such as language and creative expression. Prehistoric art covers a period from the Stone Age...
Legend of Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Works of the famous Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti often resonate with his personal experiences in life and love. Especially, the lush portraits of the larger-than-life goddesses were often inspired by the women who had the biggest significance for him: his auburn-haired wife, beautiful and blonde...
Do You Know Your Saints? A Quiz With Saintly Attributes
How well do you know your Christian iconography? All Saints is over but it’s never too late for a little quiz! Are you able to recognize saints by their attributes? The answers are below the paintings, so don’t scroll too fast! A Wheel Saint Catherine was...