#19th Century

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, Miranda

Miranda, from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest is the subject of a painting by John William Waterhouse. She has been detained on an island,...

Guest Profile 10 January 2021

Artist Stories

The Story of Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom and Its Three Versions

The Bedroom(s) are among the most famous paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Why the plural? There are three similar paintings of the same title. All...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 January 2021

Artist Stories

Degas at the Cirque Fernando: Step Right Up!

Feats of strength, super flexibility, the ability to hold one’s breath for long periods of time, combine all that with lions, clowns, and a...

Rachel Witte 28 December 2020

Literature

John Ruskin: Painter, Prophet, Pervert. ‘Unto This Last’ by Rebecca Lipkin

We review the novel Unto This Last by Rebecca Lipkin and investigate the myth behind the great John Ruskin. Which Ruskin camp do you fall into? Are...

Candy Bedworth 3 December 2020

Love Story

Story of Pygmalion and Galatea by Sir Edward Burne-Jones

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...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 19 November 2020

Ancient Greece

The Women Blessed by Dionysus: Maenads

One of the reasons why we find Greek mythology so fascinating is because of its incredibly diverse structure. All of the gods and goddesses have...

Erol Degirmenci 2 November 2020

Women Artists

Elena Luksch-Makowsky: From St. Petersburg, through Vienna to Hamburg

On the 24th of September, the Belvedere Museum in Vienna opened an in-sight exhibition dedicated to Elena Luksch-Makowsky, a Russian painter and...

Marija Canjuga 16 October 2020

Museum Stories

Highlights of the Clark Art Institute

The Clark Art Institute, often referred to as “The Clark,” was founded in 1950 to house the extensive art collection of Sterling and...

Anastasia Manioudaki 15 October 2020

Artist Stories

Why Don’t We Study Frédéric Bazille’s Works?

Undoubtedly you all have heard of Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley or Edouard Manet. Yet, fewer of you will have heard of Frédéric...

Magda Michalska 12 October 2020

Artist Stories

Winslow Homer – Painter of America

From soldiers to frolicking schoolchildren and New England fishing communities, Winslow Homer depicted American life. His works present un-idealized,...

Alexandra Kiely 6 October 2020

Erotica

The Victorians: An Unexpected World of Erotica and Pornography [18+]

The subject of erotica is vast. Even reduced to only the Victorian world of erotica, it’s a challenge to write about in the space of an...

Sarah Mills 2 October 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Firs Zhuravlev, A Fashionista Wife

Firs Zhuravlev’s realistic paintings show all aspects of Russian life. And we can imagine the scene from the picture A Fashionista Wife in the...

Elizaveta Ermakova 20 September 2020