#Jan Davidsz. de Heem

Baroque

The Best of Dutch Still Life: 6 Famous Painters

In the art world, it is commonly agreed upon that still life painting as a genre rose in the Northern and Spanish Netherlands in the last quarter of [...]

Irina Diana Calu 14 August 2021

Symbols

A Small Guide to Still Life Symbols

You may think that all those marvelous Dutch still lifes from the 16th and 17th centuries were just some random sets of fruits, vegetables, and [...]

Zuzanna Stańska 13 August 2021

Symbols

Drama on Canvas – Dramatic Scenes in Painting

Although performing arts may be the popular avenue to convey drama, visual arts are also a powerful medium for the subject matter. Visual artists [...]

Maya Tola 12 August 2021

Art History 101

Genres Explained: Still Life in Painting

Let’s explore the history of still life through a selection of 10 paintings corresponding to two key moments: the 17th century in the [...]

Soledad Castillo Jara 11 August 2021

Animals

Great Artists’ Dachshund Muses

Did you know that some of the world’s most celebrated artists and performers have been dachshund owners? This extensive list of elite creatives [...]

Maya Tola 10 August 2021

20th century

Edward Tingatinga: The Founder of an African Artistic Tradition That Endures

Tingatinga is an art form specific to Tanzania. It originated in the works of a painter whose name was lent to the entire artistic movement. Edward [...]

Luciana Craciun 3 August 2021

Impressionism

Have You Ever Heard About Scottish Impressionists? Here’s the Glasgow Boys

The Glasgow Boys were a group of Scottish Impressionists who placed the city of Glasgow on the artistic scene in the last third of the 19th century. [...]

Andra Patricia Ritisan 30 July 2021

Animals

A Lesson in Illustration – The Whimsical Characters of Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter, best known for the charming tale of Peter Rabbit, inspired the minds of budding young novelists and illustrators alike. Her most [...]

Tony Heathfield 28 July 2021

Seasons

10 Paintings That Will Bring Sunshine to Your House

Throughout history, artists have used light and shadow in their work to create the illusion of a three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional [...]

Ruxi Rusu 12 July 2021

Erotica

Oh, I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside: Bathing in Art

With the summer holidays upon us, it seems appropriate to take a small tour through depictions of leisure bathing in art. The package holiday [...]

Wendy Gray 9 July 2021

Art Travels

Top Summer Destinations Inspired by Paintings

Are you still undecided on where to go for your vacation? Have you visited all the summer destinations from our previous painting-inspired list and [...]

Magda Michalska 8 July 2021

Nature

Imitation or Interpretation? See How Tróndur Patursson Interprets Nature in His Works

When living in the Faroe Islands, it is impossible not to be inspired by its beautiful nature. A local to the islands, the artist Tróndur Patursson [...]

Merve Parla 7 July 2021