Art History

Paintings

Authors on Museums – Neil Gaiman’s Fantasy Painting

Authors on Museums – Neil Gaiman’s Fantasy Painting

Posted June 14th, 2013

Art History, England, Museums, Paintings

Among the Pre-Raphaelites at the Tate in London is a strange, intricate, unfinished painting by a patricidal Victorian lunatic. Neil Gaiman, himself a master of fantasy, falls under its spell in a cover story for More Intelligent Life: “EARLY MORNING AT Tate Britain; no crowds…. Read More

Paintings

Authors on Museums – Neil Gaiman's Fantasy Painting

Authors on Museums – Neil Gaiman's Fantasy Painting

Posted June 14th, 2013

Art History, England, Museums, Paintings

Among the Pre-Raphaelites at the Tate in London is a strange, intricate, unfinished painting by a patricidal Victorian lunatic. Neil Gaiman, himself a master of fantasy, falls under its spell in a cover story for More Intelligent Life: “EARLY MORNING AT Tate Britain; no crowds…. Read More

Videos

Who Killed Caravaggio?

Who Killed Caravaggio?

Posted June 13th, 2013

Art History, Documentaries, Italy, Videos

When Caravaggio died in 1610 , he was 39 years old, the most famous painter of his age and an exile from Rome after killing a man in a street fight. But his death has always been a mystery, with no body, no grave site,… Read More

Sculptures

Lost Egyptian City Heracleion Found Underwater After 1200 Years

Lost Egyptian City Heracleion Found Underwater After 1200 Years

Posted June 11th, 2013

Art History, Egypt, Sculptures

Underwater archeologists are currently unearthing the mysteries of Heracleion, bringing amazingly well-preserved artifacts out of the ocean that tell the story of a vibrant classical-era port. Heracleion, also known as Thonis, was an ancient Egyptian city near Alexandria. It was known as early as the… Read More

Paintings

The Raft of the Medusa – Sketches & Studies

The Raft of the Medusa – Sketches & Studies

Posted June 10th, 2013

Art History, Paintings

The story behind this painting is dramatic and the rather unknown sketches of dead bodies Thédore Géricault made before painting “The Raft of the Medusa” are horrifying. After the French naval frigate Méduse ran aground off the coast of today’s Mauritania on July 5, 1816,… Read More

Paintings

The Raft of the Medusa – Sketches & Studies

The Raft of the Medusa – Sketches & Studies

Posted June 10th, 2013

Art History, Paintings

The story behind this painting is dramatic and the rather unknown sketches of dead bodies Thédore Géricault made before painting “The Raft of the Medusa” are horrifying. After the French naval frigate Méduse ran aground off the coast of today’s Mauritania on July 5, 1816,… Read More

Videos

Northern Renaissance

Northern Renaissance

Posted June 5th, 2013

Art History, Documentaries, Europe, Renaissance, Videos

BBC Series in which Joseph Leo Koerner argues that the Renaissance in Northern Europe – more so than its Italian counterpart – laid the foundations of modern art. In the early 15th century, the remarkable oil paintings of Flemish artist Jan Van Eyck transformed a… Read More

Videos

Design in a Nutshell

Design in a Nutshell

Posted June 5th, 2013

Animation, Art History, Design, Education, Videos

Are you a bit postmodern, or do you belong in the Bauhaus? Watch 6 videos about famous design movements through history from The Open University and take the test to discover your design alter-ego before sharing it with your friends. Ready to dig deeper into… Read More

Shows

What Jane saw

What Jane saw

On 24 May 1813, Jane Austen visited an art exhibit at the British Institution in Pall Mall, London. The popular show was the first-ever retrospective of the works of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), England’s celebrated portrait painter. Two centuries later, this e-gallery offers the modern… Read More