#Oil Painting

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Cavaliere d’Arpino, Perseus Rescuing Andromeda

The roar of the sea monster blends with the screams of the scared princess! The chained beauty awaits her bloody death as the ugly beast lurches ...

James W Singer 25 October 2020

History

Did You Know? Haarlem in the Dutch Golden Age

The city of Haarlem in the Netherlands was one of the flourishing art centers of the 16th and 17th centuries. Today, you can walk the streets of the ...

Rachel Witte 20 October 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Winslow Homer, Summer Squall

The crashing waves roar with a deafening thunder, and the foamy spray flies with a quickening speed. Great gusts of wind blow the waters over the ...

James W Singer 11 October 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Lyonel Feninger, Sailboats

Cubism. The word instantly evokes images of Picasso and his figures with multiple noses. However, there is more than just Picasso who excels in this ...

James W Singer 30 August 2020

Art History 101

All You Need to Know About The Last Judgement by Michelangelo

There is a lot happening in this Sistine Chapel altar-wall fresco. Narratives within other narratives that contain enough imagery to last scholars a ...

Rachel Witte 17 August 2020

History

Lady Anne Clifford: Portraits of a 17th Century Feminist

During the early modern period of European history (ca. 1500-1800), women experienced different freedoms depending on where they lived and the laws ...

Rachel Witte 11 August 2020

Women Artists

Eva Gonzal├Ęs: Impressionist in the Shadows

While Eva Gonzal├Ęs' privileged upbringing and supportive family afforded her the opportunities to grow in her artistic abilities and broaden her ...

Rachel Witte 30 July 2020

Artist

African American Visual Artists in North Carolina

Today American Black History Month comes to an end. Are you curious about African American artists from, or working in the state of North Carolina? ...

Rachel Witte 29 February 2020