#El Greco

Saint Luke. Maerten van Heemskerck, St. Luke painting the Virgin, 1532, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands. Painting

Saint Luke: The Ultimate Holy Painter

Christianity has a saint for everything, literally everything. And on All Saint’s Day, it’s the time we remember Saint Luke. Not only is he one...

Jimena Escoto 1 November 2021

Erotica

Why is St Sebastian a Gay Icon?

One may think that Christian saints have little in common with gay culture, but there is an exception to every rule. If you see a handsome guy in his...

Magda Michalska 6 June 2021

Art History 101

10 Things You Should Know About Titian

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio, 1490–1576) was an Italian painter active in Venice in the 16th century. He is considered the greatest painter in the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 19 April 2021

Museum Stories

The San Diego Museum of Art Staff Highlights

The San Diego Museum of Art is located in the historic Balboa Park and owns an impressive collection of art. It was opened to the public almost a...

Kate Wojtczak 14 June 2020

Theater & Cinema

10 Best Movies Related to Art for Time Spent in Quarantine

This is clearly a difficult time for humanity. Coronavirus has been declared a pandemic and people are advised to stay at home and eliminate physical...

Errika Gerakiti 24 March 2020

Expressionism

El Greco: the Grandfather of Expressionism

The Guide to the Prado describes El Greco as a “philosopher, as an intellectual and as a sensitive and idiosyncratic artist.” It is these...

Wendy Gray 19 October 2017