#self-portrait

Women Artists

10 Most Famous Self-Portraits by Female Artists

Although known as a modern day invention, selfies have actually been around for centuries, albeit in the more traditional form of self-portraits.

Charlotte Stace 22 October 2020

Art History 101

Art History 101: Self-Portraits You Should Know

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

Anastasia Manioudaki 11 October 2020

Artist Stories

Vive la Belle Époque! Giovanni Boldini & Franca Florio

The history of the Belle Époque reveals many scandalous stories. Behind the elegant portraits are hidden the interesting lives of grand dames and...

Giordana Goretti 1 August 2020

Erotica

Best Male Nudes in Art History (NSFW!)

Nudity in art first became significant in ancient Greece. The athletic competitions at religious festivals celebrated the male body as an embodiment...

Anuradha Sroha 18 July 2020

Art State of Mind

Boys with Plants in Art (Hotties Alert!)

Boys and men posing with plants and flowers is a popular theme in art. The concept was revisited on Instagram, a social media platform on the account...

Anuradha Sroha 18 May 2020

Museum Stories

10 Highlights from the Van Gogh Museum

In a museum dedicated to a painter like Vincent van Gogh, you are bound to find more than ten highlights. But since we all like lists, and as lists...

Joanna Kaszubowska 3 May 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Self Portrait in a Straw Hat

Why is art history predominantly focused on male artists? Are there not enough female artists to fill textbooks? Of course there are enough, but this...

James W Singer 8 March 2020

North American Art

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

The Joy of Lucian Freud. The Self-portraits

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) is regarded as the pre-eminent British figurative painter of the last sixty years. Francis Bacon, two decades older, and...

Guest Profile 27 December 2019