#19th Century

Music

Wagnerism in Art: Painting Music or Listening to Pictures

What is Wagnerism? There are perhaps no other cultural movements in the world that we have named after one person. Wagnerism was admiration for...

Alina Manevskaya 14 January 2021

Impressionism

The Musician, the Faun, and the Sunrise—Impressionism in Three Arts

What do you get when you add some light, some inspiration, and some musical color? You get the recipe for cutting-edge content that will change how...

Ledys Chemin 13 January 2021

Museum Stories

The State Russian Museum Highlights

The State Russian Museum is the country’s first museum of Russian fine art. It represents the history of Russian culture for more than a...

Elizaveta Ermakova 11 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

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

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 Francine...

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

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

Symbolism

The Erotic Potential of The Temptation of St. Anthony

Christianity has brought many popular topics to art over the centuries, yet the interpretation of a religious motif can drastically change depending...

Guest Profile 11 September 2020

Art State of Mind

Artists and Their Myths

Sometimes, the story that is attached to an artist is as important as their craft. Let’s take a look at artists and the myths that are related to...

Noa Weisberg 7 September 2020