#art patronage

Ancient Art

All You Need to Know About the Lascaux Cave

Located in southern France, the Lascaux Cave houses some of the most famous prehistoric cave paintings, dating to approximately 15,000 BCE. The cave [...]

Vithória Konzen Dill 23 September 2021

Nature

The Hidden Meanings of Nature in Čiurlionis’ Paintings

What’s nature like outside your window today? Is it calm and relaxing, or maybe there’s a frightening storm swaying the trees? Perhaps you are [...]

Guest Profile 22 September 2021

Museum Stories

Her Life and Her Museum: Isabella Stewart Gardner

The story of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and its founder before the robbery in 1990.

Jennifer S. Musawwir 9 September 2021

Sculpture

Attention: Have You Seen Ancient Sculptures’ Colors?

We admire the beauty and plasticity of ancient sculptures, how harmoniously they fit into the surrounding landscape. But we rarely ask ourselves the [...]

Elizaveta Ermakova 4 September 2021

History

Iconic Colors in Art History

Every person probably dreams of leaving a legacy to the world. For artists this is a central goal and they try to do it through their masterpieces of [...]

Camilla de Laurentis 3 September 2021

Romanticism

10 Most Famous Works of Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich’s works changed the face of landscape painting with his intense and emotional focus on nature, and became a key member [...]

Zuzanna Stańska 31 August 2021

Art Travels

The Most Colorful Places in the World

Whether colors represent environmental phenomena, human history, or personal freedom, there are canvases that exist beyond an artist’s studio. [...]

Anuradha Sroha 30 August 2021

Japanese art

Japan’s Greatest Masterpiece: (Thirty) Six Views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai

Everyone knows The Great Wave off Kanagawa, the print created by the Japanese Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai. But not everyone knows that The [...]

Zuzanna Stańska 25 August 2021

Women Artists

Joan Eardley: Scottish Passion for People and Places

Her career lasted barely 20 years, but Joan Eardley left behind a huge cache of monumental seascapes and poignant portraits which are loved across [...]

Candy Bedworth 24 August 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Andreas Gursky, Rhine II

It seems to be one of those pictures you may accidentally take on holiday when the weather is bad. Rhine II by Andreas Gursky is not a photo we [...]

Joanna Kaszubowska 22 August 2021

Photography

The True Star of Early Photography: Virginia Oldoini

Virginia Elisabetta Luisa Antonietta Teresa Maria Oldoini- in short, Countess of Castiglione- was a real celebrity of her times. I imagine that in [...]

Zuzanna Stańska 17 August 2021

Photography

Best 15 Fashion Photographers of All Time

From the very first moment of the invention of photography in 1816 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, the newly discovered medium became used in various [...]

Caroline Mokrohajská 16 August 2021