#William Adolphe Bouguereau

Painting

Murder on Canvas: How Artists Portrayed the Ultimate Taboo

To quote the novelist Aldous Huxley “It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats...

Wendy Gray 4 July 2022

Painting

Cute Babies in Art: From Rubens to Cassatt

Who doesn’t like a cute baby? Lucky for us, history is full of cute babies in art. And while we could dedicate one whole article to babies in...

Rachel Witte 22 May 2022

Bizarre

Top 10 Strange and Bizarre Paintings

For every picturesque painting, there is at least one strange and bizarre counterpart. We usually gloss over the oddities, because, well,...

Abreeza Thomas 1 April 2022

Long Read

Love Art? Get an Artsy Tattoo! It Will Always Be with You

Getting a tattoo is a serious business. These days you can get them removed, but that can be more painful than getting one in the first place. So, it...

Joanna Kaszubowska 21 March 2022

classical queens, followers of Leonardo Da Vinci, Leda and the Swan, 1503-1510 Long Read

Badass Queens from Classical History

A rollicking adventure through the lives of great leaders and queens from ancient times. Famous female leaders are a fascinating bunch. Here at...

Candy Bedworth, Guest Profile 13 March 2022

Art State of Mind

Which Painting Are You Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

What is your zodiac sign? Western astrology is closely related to ancient Greek and Roman mythology and culture. Over time, each astrological star...

Ruxi Rusu 22 November 2021

Erotica

The Naked Truth About Nudes in Academic Art

Academicism was a dominant style in European sculpture and painting in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was called so because it was dictated by the...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2021

Erotica

Best Bums in Art History

When nothing goes according to plan and you’re feeling down, there are many pick-me-ups like meeting friends, eating chocolate, or going on a...

Magda Michalska 25 April 2021

Erotica

Does My Bum Look Big in This? The Female Body in Art

From Kylie to the Kardashians, bums seem to be big news. But that’s not modern selfie culture – the female body, especially buttocks have been a...

Candy Bedworth 22 April 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

Love Story

An Ode to the Kiss in Art

It’s that time of year again where cute candy hearts and boxes of chocolate line the supermarket shelves. Children hand out cute valentine...

Rachel Witte 8 February 2021

Bizarre

10 Most Scary Paintings

Paintings can represent both real and unreal themes and scary paintings are a mixture of both. Among all the emotions that make up the human psyche,...

Gabriela Hurtado 30 January 2021