#spring

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: La Primavera by Sandro Botticelli

La Primavera, which means 'Spring' in Italian, is without a doubt the most famous painting of Sandro Botticelli. Its mysterious allure continues to ...

Anastasia Manioudaki 21 March 2021

Seasons

Birdies, Flowers and Virgins: the Real Meanings of Spring in Art

Spring is my favorite season and it seems to have been a favorite season of many artists throughout art history. Is it for its blossoming flowers, ...

Magda Michalska 19 March 2021

Seasons

Around the World in Spring Through Paintings

Spring has inspired artists from all over the world for generations. The melting away of the cold winter and burgeoning of new life in every ...

Maya Tola 15 March 2021

Nature

10 Most Beautiful Artistic Flower Arrangements for Spring

Winter passed so quickly this year. The situation is still weird, to say the least, in several countries around the world. However, Spring has always ...

Errika Gerakiti 21 February 2021

Seasons

Arcimboldo’s Allegories of the Seasons

Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s paintings of the four seasons have astonished audiences from the sixteenth century to this day. Even though, allegorical ...

Anastasia Manioudaki 24 September 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

Nature

The Art of Botanical Illustration

Although the recent weather patterns here in the US might not suggest it, we are in the midst of Spring. It's that time of year where people are out ...

Rachel Witte 8 June 2020

Seasons

Crowning the May Queen in Art

The May Queen is the personification of springtime. Crowned with fresh flowers, she leads her people to the Maypole for fun and frolicking. A maiden ...

Candy Bedworth 13 May 2020

Contemporary Art

David Hockney – iPad Images of Springtime from Quarantine

David Hockney is in lock-down in Normandy and spends most days in the garden, drawing the spring awakening on his iPad. In a series of letters ...

Isla Phillips 7 April 2020

Impressionism

Claude Monet, Springtime

Claude Monet's Springtime depicts his first wife, Camille Doncieux, seated serenely beneath a canopy of lilacs. The painting is presently held by the ...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 April 2017