#Diego Velázquez

Baroque

5 Greatest Baroque Painters and Their Works

Peter Paul Rubens, Caravaggio, Diego Velázquez, Rembrandt van Rijn and Nicolas Poussin – these are the five biggest names of the Baroque Period, a ...

Pola Otterstein 22 October 2021

Symbols

Paintings within Paintings: Time to Go Meta in the Art World

A few weeks ago, the art world celebrated the complete restoration of Vermeer’s Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window. It turns out that on ...

Jimena Escoto 3 October 2021

WTF Art History

Famous People and Their Doppelgängers in Art

Doppelgänger is a word of German origin (doppel- meaning “double,” and -gänger meaning “goer”). In old German folklore, it ...

Vithória Konzen Dill 1 October 2021

Erotica

Best Bums in Art History

When nothing goes according to plan and you're feeling down, there are many pick-me-ups like meeting friends, eating chocolate, or going on a walk. ...

Magda Michalska 25 April 2021

Erotica

Does My Bum Look Big in This? The Female Body in Art

From Kylie to the Kardashians, bums seem to be big news. But that’s not modern selfie culture – the female body, especially buttocks have been a ...

Candy Bedworth 22 April 2021

European Art

Where is the Queen? Black Women in Western Art

For centuries, black women appeared in Western art as slaves, servants, or exotic novelties. But as regal queens and leaders? Shamefully not. We will ...

Candy Bedworth 3 February 2021

Art History 101

Finding a New Hobby through Art

Learn a new hobby during this time, they say. That is easier said than done, isn't it? But, if you do find yourself looking for more inspiration with ...

Rachel Witte 25 January 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Diego Velázquez, The Rokeby Venus

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599–1660) was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of ...

Joanna Kaszubowska 4 October 2020

WTF Art History

Lockdown Artsy Entertainment Toolkit

Initially the idea of a lock-down and extended opportunity to work from home may look a tiny bit appealing. No more commuting, no more dressing up ...

Joanna Kaszubowska 21 March 2020

Baroque

Everything You Must Know About Las Meninas

This is one of Velázquez's largest paintings in which he worked very hard to create a complex and credible composition that would convey a 'sense of ...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 August 2018