Tag: Art History

Historical Painting: Napoleon in burning Moscow by Albrecht Adam, 1841.

The campaign of Russia in 1812 has often been said to be the beginning of the end for Napoleon. (Two […]

Historical Painting: “8th August, 1918” by Harold Septimus Power (1930).

Following the launch and the initial success of the German Spring Offensive in March 1918, there was talk that the […]

Today in History: Birth of Rembrandt van Rijn.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born July 15th 1606 in Leiden during The Dutch Golden Age (1585-1702) where the Dutch […]

Historical Painting: The Feast of Attila by Mór Than, 1870.

Most of what we know about Attila The Hun is shrouded in mystery. The Hun’s themselves left no written record […]

Historical Painting: Allegory of the 1755 Earthquake by João Glama Ströberle.

A massive earthquake some believe to up to the magnitude of 9.0, struck the city of Lisbon during the morning […]

A palette rich with colour: Celebrating Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Ernst Gombrich famously said in his book ‘The Story of Art’: “There really is no such thing as Art. There are […]

Historical Painting: The arrival of the Croats at the Adriatic Sea by Oton Ivekovic, 1905.

Oton Ivekovic (1869-1939) stands as one of the most popular turn-of-the-century Croatian painters alongside of great artists such as Vlaho […]

Raphael’s long-lasting legacy.

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, also known as, Raphael, was the son of a successful Italian painter named Giovanni Santi. He […]

Will the real Lady Godiva please raise your hand?

Did the real Lady Godiva actually ride through Coventry naked is a question that we have all been asking for […]

501 Treasures of Byzantium: No.54-57. ‘Magnificent Ivories’.

No.54 Harbaville Triptych, 10th century, Constantinople (Istanbul). This is one of the most richly detailed ivories to come from a […]