#19th Century

Romanticism

Liberty Leading the People: Delacroix, French Revolution, and Coldplay

Eugène Delacroix’s birthday is one of the illustrious anniversaries of the month of April. To honor him, one of the greatest artists of...

Rute Ferreira 26 April 2021

WTF Art History

Secrets of Ghost Photography in the 19th Century

Spirit photography, photographs that allegedly show ghosts, have always captured the eye. They are peculiar, bizarre, but above all else horrifying.

Sofia Rodriguez Cuevas 11 April 2021

Impressionism

A Journey into the Cosy Danish Painting: Skagen Painters

Situated in the northernmost point of Denmark, the small town of Skagen is a quaint place with a lot of light and great views. As a result, the town...

Merve Parla 3 April 2021

Artist Stories

Aubrey Beardsley: Sharp Blacks and Whites of the Victorian Era

Aubrey Beardsley was an extremely talented draughtsman of the Victorian era. As a young boy he suffered from tuberculosis yet decided to live his...

Magda Michalska 2 April 2021

Symbolism

Psychological Truth on the Verge of Modernity: Symbolism in Victorian Art

Symbolism in the late 19th century came out of the romantic movement and explored the meanings of forms, lines, shapes, and color. It drew on...

Wendy Gray 31 March 2021

Theater and Cinema in Edward Hopper’s Paintings

Edward Hopper was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. He was famous for two types of paintings in particular: first, one focused on...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 March 2021

Commedia dell’Arte Characters in Art

Commedia dell’arte is a form of theater popular from the 16th to the 18th century. The name means comedy of art indicating that the performers...

Anastasia Manioudaki 22 March 2021

Literature

Beautiful and Scary: Illustrations by Harry Clarke for Poe’s Horror Stories

Harry Clarke was an Irish stained-glass artist and book illustrator. He made notable works in both fields, but somehow are his stained-glass works...

Marija Canjuga 18 March 2021

Impressionism

Painting of the Week: Mary Cassatt, Little Girl in a Blue Armchair

Mary Stevenson Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she became friends with Edgar Degas...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 March 2021

Artist

The Beautiful Parisian Scenes of Jean Béraud

In the first quarter of the 20th century, Paris was the center of artistic and intellectual activity. Artists, actors, dancers, poets, writers,...

Errika Gerakiti 28 February 2021

featured

Robert S. Duncanson: African-American Painter in the Spotlight

Nearly 150 years after his death, African-American landscape painter Robert S. Duncanson made headlines last month. This happened when his Landscape...

Alexandra Kiely 27 February 2021

Theater & Cinema

What did the Artists from ‘Midnight in Paris’ Look Like in Real Life? 19th Century

In Woody Allen’s 2011 Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson plays a nostalgic screenwriter who somehow finds himself transported back in time to 1920s...

Rachel Witte 27 February 2021