#albrecht-durer

Renaissance

All You Should Know About the Albrecht Dürer’s Melencolia I

A famous print, known as Melencolia I created by Albrecht Dürer is one of the most intriguing works in art history. In this modest monochromatic ...

Zuzanna Stańska 2 July 2021

Special Occasion And News

The Most Beautiful Rainbows in Paintings for the Pride Month

June was chosen as the Month of Pride to commemorate riots in the neighborhood of Greenwich Village, Manhattan, NYC, which were a response to a ...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2021

Symbols

The Mystery Of Dürer’s Magic Square

Many weird things appear in Albrecht Dürer’s famous engraving Melencolia. Among them is a magic constant 34 square, a well-known and enigmatic ...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 May 2021

Renaissance

7 Images of Dürer’s Animals that Are Better than Trip to a Zoo

Albrecht Dürer's keen interest in nature was a typical manifestation of the Renaissance. Animals were not generally considered to be appropriate ...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 April 2021

Animals

Famous Lobsters in Art

Lobsters, large marine crustaceans, have been eaten by humans since prehistoric times. They became a delicacy by the Roman period. They were also ...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 April 2021

Religious Art

All the Prodigal Sons in Art

A quick internet search for “the Prodigal Son in art” yields some 13,000,000 results! What makes this 2,000-year-old story so compelling that ...

Ledys Chemin 27 November 2020

Art History 101

Art History 101: Self-Portraits You Should Know

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Self-portraits are closely tied with the existence of mirrors. Although mirrors have ...

Anastasia Manioudaki 11 October 2020

Erotica

Tattoos – Ancient Ink to Modern Celebrity

Love them or loathe them, tattoos are a global phenomenon. Inserting pigment under the skin for decorative or ritualistic purposes has been around ...

Candy Bedworth 13 September 2020

WTF Art History

5 Artists Who Likely Suffered From Syphilis

Also known as the French disease or great pox, syphilis was a common sexually transmitted disease in Europe in the 1800s. In fact, 10-15% of ...

Kelly Hill 31 July 2020

WTF Art History

Five Translation Mistakes that Changed Art History

Why did Michelangelo portray Moses with horns? Why are there monkeys in Giulio Romano's Chamber of Giants? And why does the Nativity scene represent ...

Arianna Richetti 14 May 2020

WTF Art History

Love Art? Get an Artsy Tattoo! It Will Always Be with You

Getting a tattoo is a serious business. These days you can get them removed, but that can be more painful than getting one in the first place. So, it ...

Joanna Kaszubowska 5 February 2020