#Colonialism

History

How Did the Dutch Become Dutch: Propaganda Prints in the Dutch Golden Age

The Golden Age of the Dutch Republic was a flourishing period for culture and economy, yet it wasn’t characterized by peace. The Dutch Republic...

Andreea Iancu 15 December 2023

Art History 101

Dutch Golden Age Explained

When one thinks of any Golden Age, the first thing that comes to mind is the 17th-century Netherlands at its glory – the Dutch Golden Age. The most...

Nicole Ganbold 15 December 2023

Muisca Raft, ca 600-1600, gold, Museo del Oro, Bogotá, Colombia. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Muisca Raft

The Muisca Raft is a masterpiece of Pre-Columbian art. It was created by the Muisca people who lived in a region of today’s Colombia. Muisca...

James W Singer 14 December 2023

Great Princess Mama Occollo, ca 1850-70, oil on canvas mounted on wood, Cuzco, Peru, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Great Princess Mama Occollo

Great Princess Mama Occollo is an amazing masterpiece of South American art from the 19th century in the collection of the Denver Art Museum. It...

James W Singer 9 December 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Pilgrims Going to Church by George Henry Boughton

Today’s Masterpiece Story is about Pilgrims Going to Church by George Henry Boughton (1833-1905). Even though Boughton grew up in America, he was...

Alexandra Kiely 6 December 2023

Artist Stories

Paul Gauguin – Master or Monster?

When Paul Gauguin visited Tahiti in the 1890’s was he a genius in search of paradise, or a seedy sex tourist? A painter, printmaker, sculptor,...

Candy Bedworth 6 November 2023

indian partition Asian Art

Pritika Chowdhry: Evoking the History of the Indian Partition

The narrative of the Indian partition lingers in the secluded corners of memory and experience. The partition of India and Pakistan, and later...

Urvi Chheda 18 September 2023

North American Art

The True Story of Pocahontas Shown in Art History

If you ask any kid in America who Elizabeth Cady Stanton was, you’ll probably get a silent stare. Mention Pocahontas and the majority will light up...

Cecilia Dancourt 24 July 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Queen Mother Idia of Benin

Africa is a beautiful continent filled with sweeping landscapes and mighty rivers. Its history is filled with great kingdoms and large empires. Its...

James W Singer 14 May 2023

Black Matrilineage, Photography, and Representation: Another Way of Knowing, edited by Lesly Deschler Canossi and Zoraida Lopez-Diago, Leuven University Press, 2022 (cover image) Photography

Black Motherhood in Photography: Book Review of Black Matrilineage, Photography, and Representation

Black Matrilineage, Photography, and Representation: Another Way of Knowing by co-editors Lesly Deschler Canossi and Zoraida Lopez-Diago of the...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 27 February 2023

Contemporary Art

4 Black Contemporary Artists Everyone Should Know

As art historians, it is our duty to acknowledge the importance of those overlooked and underprivileged artists who may not be as famous as they...

Magda Michalska 1 February 2023

Art of Australia & Oceania

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Looted from Australia

At the end of the 18th century, the British Empire added Australia to its territory. Since the infamous arrival of Captain Cook white people have...

Jimena Escoto 26 January 2023