#Sandro Botticelli

Art History 101

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 23 November 2021

Renaissance

Simonetta Vespucci – The Renaissance Top Model

If you would like to spot one woman from the Renaissance who could be called a Top Model – it would be Simonetta Vespucci. Nicknamed La Bella,...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 November 2021

Bizarre

Halloween in Hell: Dante and Virgil

Halloween night is this time of year when we go from light to darkness, where we can see and experience demons. For this special occasion, I want to...

Christopher Michaut 31 October 2021

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

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

Long Read

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 Galambosova 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