An Artist Visited Stonehenge in 1573 and Painted a Charming Watercolor Painting of the Ancient Ruins

The purpose of the monumental druidical structure known as Stonehenge has been lost to us, but many theories abound, “from the rational to the irrational to the...

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The purpose of the monumental druidical structure known as Stonehenge has been lost to us, but many theories abound, “from the rational to the irrational to the magical.” On the magical end of the scale, we have the giant stones associated with King Arthur and the wizard Merlin. On the more rational side, speculation that the structure...

Conspiracy Theories About Famous Paintings | Black Paintings of Francisco Goya

The Black Paintings Were Not the Work of Francisco Goya We wouldn’t dream of diminishing the work of any of the great masters on this...

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The Black Paintings Were Not the Work of Francisco Goya We wouldn’t dream of diminishing the work of any of the great masters on this list, or insist you start enjoying it less. But even great artists are just fallible human beings, which is why we can’t dismiss these theories about their famous work being...

The Models for ‘American Gothic’ Pose in Front of the Iconic Painting (1942)

Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” now hangs at the Art Institute of Chicago. And on the museum’s website you’ll find a little background information introducing you to the...

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Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” now hangs at the Art Institute of Chicago. And on the museum’s website you’ll find a little background information introducing you to the iconic 1930 painting: You can see Wood’s sister and dentist–otherwise known as Nan Wood Graham and Dr. B.H. McKeeby–posing in front of “American Gothic” in 1942. That’s when the painting first...

Artist Gallery | Lilla Cabot Perry [1848 – 1933] American Impressionist

Lilla Cabot Perry (January 13, 1848 – February 28, 1933) was an American artist who worked in the American Impressionist style, rendering portraits and landscapes in the free...

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Lilla Cabot Perry (January 13, 1848 – February 28, 1933) was an American artist who worked in the American Impressionist style, rendering portraits and landscapes in the free form manner of her mentor, Claude Monet. Perry was an early advocate of the French Impressionist style and contributed to its reception in the United States. Perry’s early work was shaped...

Marco Melgrati Illustrations About The Sad Truth Of Modern Life

Italian illustrator, Marco Melgrati, is a real-life truth teller. He is able to see the essence of social problems today and dress them up in the garb of irony. In his Instagram account, Marco publishes works that are inspired...

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Italian illustrator, Marco Melgrati, is a real-life truth teller. He is able to see the essence of social problems today and dress them up in the garb of irony. In his Instagram account, Marco publishes works that are inspired by our everyday life.

Erin Hanson, Impressionism and Oil | Palm Trees in the Sky

ERIN HANSON (Previously and here) is a life-long painter. She began her study of oils as a young child.  Her passion for natural beauty is seen in...

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ERIN HANSON (Previously and here) is a life-long painter. She began her study of oils as a young child.  Her passion for natural beauty is seen in her work as she transforms vistas familiar and rare into stunning interpretations of bold color, playful rhythms and raw emotional impact. Her frequent forays into National Parks and other recesses of...

Banksy Drops New ‘Defeated’ Wall Section Miniature Souvenirs

Banksy just released a new series of Wall Section souvenirs available only in-store at the elusive artist’s The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlem.  The series of works, which are...

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Banksy just released a new series of Wall Section souvenirs available only in-store at the elusive artist’s The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlem.  The series of works, which are each hand painted by local artists, depict the West Bank barrier in a crumbling state. Titled Defeated, the three new art mementos are made of slices of concrete excavated from the controversial...

Lost N Destroyed Wonders of the Ancient World | Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

ZzzClan is presenting a list of remarkable constructions of classical antiquity given by various authors in guidebooks or poems popular among ancient Hellenic tourists. Although the list, in...

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ZzzClan is presenting a list of remarkable constructions of classical antiquity given by various authors in guidebooks or poems popular among ancient Hellenic tourists. Although the list, in its current form, did not stabilize until the Renaissance, the first such lists of seven wonders date from the 1st-2nd century BC. The original list inspired innumerable versions through the ages, often listing...

Artist Gallery | Pieter Bruegel the Elder [ca. 1525–1569] Dutch and Flemish Renaissance

Pieter Bruegel (also Brueghel) the Elder (c. 1525-1530 – 9 September 1569) was the most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, a painter and printmaker from Brabant, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes (so...

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Pieter Bruegel (also Brueghel) the Elder (c. 1525-1530 – 9 September 1569) was the most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, a painter and printmaker from Brabant, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes (so called genre painting); he was a pioneer in making both types of subject the focus in large paintings. He was a formative influence on Dutch Golden Age painting. He is sometimes referred to...

PARADISE – A contemporary interpretation of “The Garden Of Earthly Delights”

Studio Smack, best known for their music video Witch Doctor by De Staat, have released a new animation: a contemporary interpretation of one of the...

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Studio Smack, best known for their music video Witch Doctor by De Staat, have released a new animation: a contemporary interpretation of one of the most famous paintings by the Early Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights. In their latest work, the group cleared the original landscape of the middle panel of...

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