#Victorian Era

Erotica

The Victorians: An Unexpected World of Erotica and Pornography [18+]

The subject of erotica is vast. Even reduced to only the Victorian world of erotica, it’s a challenge to write about in the space of an...

Sarah Mills 2 October 2020

Artist Stories

Flaming June or Dorothy Dene? A Muse of Frederic Leighton

In 1879, Frederic Leighton’s biographer and neighbor (that's handy, isn't it?), Mrs. Barrington, noticed "a young girl with a lovely white face,...

Magda Michalska 5 September 2020

Royal Portraits: The Art of Image

Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” For monarchs...

Abreeza Thomas 16 August 2020

Museum Stories

If You Love Pre-Raphaelite Art then You Must Know this Museum

Britain is an obvious pilgrimage site for all Pre-Raphaelite fans, but did you know that the United States also has something great to offer? It's...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 June 2020

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

Art State of Mind

The Art of Domesticity: Art Inspired by the Home

In times where we must spend more time at home than usual, we journey through art inspired by domestic life over the centuries. Édouard Vuillard,...

Yasmin Ozkan 23 April 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Arthur Hughes, April Love

Today's Painting of the Week is April Love, 1855-1856, Arthur Hughes' most celebrated artwork that embodies Pre-Raphaelites' soul. Arthur Hughes,...

Arianna Richetti 5 January 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shallot

Elaine, the white lady of Shallot’s island, portrayed by John William Waterhouse is locked in a tower where she is only able to see the world...

Guest Profile 10 November 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The First Cloud by Sir William Orchardson

At first glance, Sir William Orchardson’s The First Cloud is a late Victorian domestic scene that appears to be tranquil, refined, and placid.

James W Singer 3 November 2019

Disruptive Because Pretty: Art Guide To Aestheticism

Looking for an inspiration on how to furnish your flat, how to dress, what to read and where to go in order to make your life more aesthetic? Look no...

Magda Michalska 24 November 2018

Artist Stories

Britain At Twilight: John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Landscapes

John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) was a Victorian painter admired for his beautiful evening landscapes. British cities like London, Liverpool, and...

Alexandra Kiely 1 August 2018

Get To Know The Cultural Legacy of Albert, Prince Consort

The Royal Collection is one of the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to...

Wendy Gray 12 April 2018