#Katsushika Hokusai

Hokusai Great Wave, Katsushika Hokusai, Under the Wave off Kanagawa, Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, ca. 1830-1832, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA. Asian Art

Hokusai’s Great Wave Explained

You might not know the title of Hokusai’s print, but Under the Wave off Kanagawa is almost instantly recognizable. His Great Wave reveals...

Marina Kochetkova 26 February 2024

Art Travels

10 Masterpieces You Need To See in London

London is a city full of masterpieces. It is not only one of the biggest art hubs but also one of the most multicultural places in the entire world.

Sandra Juszczyk 23 February 2024

Art History 101

Japonisme: Western Fever for Japanese Art and Culture

During the mid-19th and 20th centuries, Western art saw the birth of Japonisme. The term was coined by Philippe Burty in 1872 and refers to the craze...

Jimena Escoto 18 November 2023

Art Travels

On the Road: Best Traveling Paintings

“As you set out for Ithaka, hope your road is a long one,” thus begins Ithaka, the famous poem by C.P. Cavafy. When we travel, we always think...

Anastasia Manioudaki 17 November 2023

Asian Art

Edo Period in 10 Words and 4 Schools of Painting

Edo period in Japan lasted from 1603 to 1867/1868. During this time the country was ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate. Those 250 years were a time of...

Joanna Kaszubowska 6 November 2023

Bizarre

Skulls, Demons, Devils… 13 Creepy Paintings Perfect 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 31 October 2023

Painting

Best Seascapes in Art History

The sea has a mind of its own. Whether it is stormy or calm, a man knows that it is to be respected. In art, the seascape, as it is called, is a...

Anastasia Manioudaki 5 September 2023

Sakura and hanami: Katsushika Hokusai, Fuji from Gotenyama at Shinagawa on the Asian Art

Sakura and Hanami: The Art of Impermanence

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “Art is long, and time is fleeting.” This sentiment perfectly expresses the idea of hanami, or flower viewing.

Ledys Chemin 14 August 2023

Asian Art

Japan’s Greatest Masterpiece: (Thirty) Six Views of Mount Fuji by Hokusai

Everyone knows The Great Wave off Kanagawa, the print created by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai. But not everyone knows that The...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 August 2023

Erotica

Lesbian Love and Sex in Art History

Lesbian love and sex are rarely seen in classical art history. But if you dig deep enough you will see many examples of artworks from the earliest...

Marija Canjuga 2 June 2023

Erotica

The 10 Most Scandalous Nudes in Art (NSFW)

We’re here to let you in on a pretty widely known secret about art history: it is all about sex. Nude representations of men and women caused...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 February 2023

Painting

Famous Autumn Paintings Created by Famous Artists

Autumn in is the full swing. Where I am now, is pretty gloomy and grey, I really need to look at beautiful and colorful autumn paintings created by...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 October 2022