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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 to the existence of mirrors. Although mirrors have...

Anastasia Manioudaki 28 November 2022

Bizarre

Top 10 Strange and Bizarre Paintings

For every picturesque painting, there is at least one strange and bizarre counterpart. We usually gloss over the oddities, because, well, they’re...

Abreeza Thomas 14 November 2022

Baroque

Francisco de Zurbarán: The Spanish Caravaggio

Francisco de Zurbarán was one of the major Spanish painters of the 17th century. He is especially known for his religious subjects and for the...

Vithória Konzen Dill 7 November 2022

Bizarre

Skulls, Demons, Devils… 13 Creepy Paintings Ideal for Halloween

To properly get into the Halloween mood we couldn’t help but dedicate this article to the most famous creepy paintings! Forget watching horrors on...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 October 2022

Male nudes in art: Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin, Study, Young Male Nude Seated beside the Sea, 1836, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. Erotica

The Greatest Male Nudes in Art History (NSFW!)

Nudity started being an important subject in art in ancient Greece. The male body was celebrated at sports competitions or religious festivals, it...

Anuradha Sroha 24 October 2022

caravaggio medusa Masterpiece Stories

Shiny Shield with Caravaggio’s Medusa

Caravaggio’s art epitomizes the essence of Baroque. The artist, known for close physical observation with a dramatic use of chiaroscuro, can be...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 September 2022

Caravaggio David with the Head of Goliath, c. 1610, Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy. Artist Stories

How Did Caravaggio Die? The Answer Is Not Easy

Caravaggio was a great artist, no doubt about it, but he was also rowdy. An early published notice on him, dating from 1604 and describing his...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 September 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Amor Vincit Omnia by Caravaggio

Virgil’s famous saying amor vincit omnia means “love conquers all.” Famous Baroque painter, Caravaggio, clearly inspired by the famous sentence...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 September 2022

Art History 101

Back to School: The Great Art History 101

Welcome to Art History 101! Here we’ll get to “oh“ and “ah” over iconic art that has shaped human ideas and thinking for centuries as...

Ledys Chemin 1 September 2022

Quiz

The Enneagram Types in Art – Of Amazing Painters, Paintings and Diagrams

If you are anything like us, your social media feed is probably full of quizzes! From “What is your ideal decorating style?” to...

Ledys Chemin, Giordana Goretti 25 July 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Bacchus by Caravaggio

A youthful Bacchus, god of fertility, ritual madness, religious ecstasy and theatre is reclining in classical fashion with grapes and vine leaves in...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 June 2022

Baroque

5 Greatest Baroque Painters and Their Works

Peter Paul Rubens, Caravaggio, Diego Velázquez, Rembrandt van Rijn and Nicolas Poussin – they were the five greatest painters of the 17th century.

Pola Otterstein 2 June 2022