#Sandro Botticelli

Art History 101

The Italian Renaissance: A Brief Guide

To the general public, the Italian Renaissance is the pinnacle of art history. More than 500 years on, it’s still the subject of blockbuster ...

Alexandra Kiely 20 October 2021

Long Read

Lapis Lazuli – A Pigment More Precious than Gold

Lapis lazuli, once more precious than gold, has a history of over 9.000 years. The earliest artifacts found at Bhirrana, which is the oldest site of ...

Irina Diana Calu 1 September 2021

Theater & Cinema

ALL Art from the BoJack Horseman Series Explained (Updated!)

We love it when pop culture adopts, uses, and remixes art history, especially when that mixture includes a T.V. show! If you’re a BoJack ...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 July 2021

Erotica

We Are All Summertime Venuses: Beach Bodies in Art

Venus, who wouldn’t envy her? She is the embodiment of beauty, sexuality, and love. She is perhaps the most often depicted woman in art ...

Magda Michalska 25 June 2021

Literature

700th Anniversary of Dante’s Death in 15 Great Artworks

Hardly any author has been such a rich source of literary inspiration for the visual arts as Dante Alighieri. His two major works, the La Vita Nuova ...

Caroline Mokrohajská 13 April 2021

Erotica

Venus Vincit Omnia. Venus in Art

Venus (also known by her Greek name Aphrodite) is the Goddess of Love. We've explored some famous Venus' here. Next, Velázquez's portrait put her ...

Isla Phillips 9 September 2019