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Erotica

Celebrating the Male Body in Renaissance Florence

The adoration of the male body was an inspiration for many artists and there is no medium better suited to presenting the full beauty and complexity...

Joanna Kaszubowska 8 September 2023

WTF Art History

So Bad That It’s Good: 5 Worst Art Restorations

Artworks are a legacy of humanity and as such, they must be well preserved – and they usually are, thanks to museums and cultural institutions.

Rute Ferreira 7 September 2023

Art History 101

Back to School: The Great Art History 101

Welcome to Art History 101! Here we’ll get to “oh“ and “ah” over iconic art that has shaped human ideas and thinking for centuries as we...

Ledys Chemin 1 September 2023

Architecture

The Long History of the Duomo of Siena

The magnificent Santa Maria Assunta or the Duomo of Siena is one of Italy’s most important landmarks and a fine example of Italian...

Maya M. Tola 27 August 2023

Still from Music video by JAY-Z performing Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film, 2013, Pace Gallery, New York, NY, USA. Music

Fine Art in Rap Music: Eight Painters That Rappers Like To Be Compared To

Full of metaphors, double meanings, and references to popular culture – from cinema to literature, and through fine art – rap is a musical genre...

Amélie Pascutto 12 August 2023

Michelangelo the Creation of Adam Artist Stories

Left-Handness: Artists Who Proved It Was a Gift, Not a Curse

Are you left-handed? Don’t believe ancient stories about the devil’s hand! It would be a blessing if you’d like to become an artist, like many...

Camilla de Laurentis 11 August 2023

Art History 101

Artist and Patron – Friend or Foe?

Since ancient times, patrons have played a vital role in art history. Patronage can be found almost everywhere – in Europe, feudal Japan, and...

Candy Bedworth 7 August 2023

Dine & Wine

Art History Inspired Birthday Cakes

Birthday cakes are an established tradition for many. Baking in itself is an art – a delicious one. So why have a cake that is only delicious? Make...

Vithória Konzen Dill 13 July 2023

male beauty in art: Michelangelo, Ignudo, c. 1512. Erotica

Are You a Connoisseur of Male Beauty? A Nude Invasion!

According to the famous poster by Guerrilla Girls, 85% of nudes in Western art history are of women. They were subject to the male gaze, presented on...

Magda Michalska 12 June 2023

Male nudes in art: Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin, Study, Young Male Nude Seated beside the Sea, 1836, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. Erotica

The Greatest Male Nudes in Art History (NSFW!)

Nudity started being an important subject in art in ancient Greece. The male body was celebrated at sports competitions or religious festivals, it...

Anuradha Sroha 12 June 2023

WTF Art History

Five Translation Mistakes That Changed Art History

Why did Michelangelo portray Moses with horns? Why are there monkeys in Giulio Romano’s Chamber of Giants? And why does the Nativity scene...

Arianna Richetti 17 April 2023

Art History 101

Famous Self-Portraits You Should Know

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Self-portraits are closely tied to the existence of mirrors. Although mirrors have...

Anastasia Manioudaki 25 March 2023